Pre-Veterinary Medicine


The pre-veterinary medicine program comprises a core of courses required for admission to veterinary medical school. Your choice of the pre-veterinary medicine program of study at UNCG indicates your interest in preparing for a career in veterinary medicine. The pre-professional program in veterinary medicine is not a major in which a degree can be earned but rather a program of study intended to be complementary to a chosen major. Because the required courses can be incorporated into almost any major at UNCG, students should consider a major they find interesting and feel they will do well in academically.


    • Receive expert advising in planning your academic program and navigating the application process to veterinary medical school.
    • Enroll in a pre-professional program's group with resources and information about upcoming events, opportunities, and deadlines.
    • You should consider membership in departmental academic honor societies, such as Beta Beta Beta (biology).
    • Get help identifying available opportunities to obtain experiences required for application to schools of veterinary medicine, including volunteer activities and roles with local veterinary hospitals and emergency veterinary clinics. (While there is not a formal internship program for pre-veterinary medicine, student internships are available with the N.C. Zoo and the Greensboro Science Center.)
    • Past program participants have attended schools of veterinary medicine at institutions including N.C. State University, University of Georgia, Tuskegee University, and University of Colorado.
    • UNCG alumni have gone on to veterinary medicine careers in small and large veterinary practices, specialty practices, pharmaceutical research laboratories, biological research laboratories, university research laboratories, and as military veterinarians.
    • Students interested in the pre-veterinary medicine course of study should contact a member of the UNCG Health Careers Advisory Committee during the freshman year. Students applying to schools of veterinary medicine typically take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) after the junior year.

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