Why take pre-veterinary medicine at Missouri State?
Have expert guidance on vet school
Your faculty and advisors help you reach a big milestone: Getting into veterinary school. They provide the training and insight you need to reach the next level.
Build a strong foundation in science and animals
Work directly with animals. In your classes, you'll explore livestock, equine and small animal reproduction, plus nutrition, preventative health and behavior.
Become a successful applicant
We’ll help you meet all admission requirements for the veterinary school you want to pursue. Most pre-vet students at Missouri State go on to earn their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.
Job shadow current veterinarians
Our pre-vet program has a strong reputation around the area. You can land jobs and internships at local veterinary hospitals and other places.
About Missouri State’s pre-vet program
Pre-vet isn’t a degree. It’s a curriculum (set of courses) that prepares you for admission into a school or college of veterinary medicine.
Most veterinary schools don’t require a bachelor’s degree for admission.
Other career options for pre-veterinary students
As you complete Missouri State's pre-vet program, you’re set up to earn a bachelor’s degree (major) in animal science. Review the pre-vet program requirements or sample schedules below for more details.
A bachelor’s degree makes you more marketable and gives you a backup plan if you decide veterinary school isn’t for you.
In the shoes of a veterinarian
Completion plans and resources
Do you want to finish your bachelor's degree (major) first, or have an early start on vet school?
Review a pre-vet completion plan that matches your goals and needs.
Complete a bachelor’s degree in animal science before you start veterinary school. Have the right credentials to enter veterinary school after you graduate.
Go to vet school sooner and finish your bachelor's degree later.
Be prepared to enter veterinary school and become a veterinarian.