A dog getting a physical check-up

Why study pre-veterinary medicine at Missouri State?

  • Through our pre-veterinary program, you will meet all of the requirements for acceptance into the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri.
  • Our classes and facilities provide you with hands-on experience caring for and researching animals, including cattle and horses.
  • After completing this option and finishing your first two years at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, you may apply for and receive a bachelor’s degree in animal science. A bachelor’s degree allows you to pursue graduate education options.

Protecting the health of animals

The pre-veterinary medicine program at Missouri State prepares you for acceptance into a veterinary medicine program that will equip you to protect and care for the health of animals. This program prepares you to successfully meet the admission requirements for pursuing an advanced degree in veterinary medicine by giving you a solid foundation in the areas of animal science, chemistry, biology, science and mathematics.