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Pre-Veterinary Medicine—the Morris Advantage

  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris

Did you know there are only 28 veterinary schools in the United States? Admission is extremely competitive. Here's how the University of Minnesota, Morris and the power of the liberal arts can help you prepare.

Morris Advantages

In addition to outstanding teaching, the Morris campus offers VetFAST (Veterinary Food Animal Scholars Program). Students interested in working with food animals are eligible for early admission at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine after completing the first year of undergraduate study on the Morris campus. Admitted students complete the rest of their pre-veterinary coursework at Morris in two or three additional years before transferring to the Twin Cities campus to earn their D.V.M. Students enrolled in the VetFAST program are guaranteed admission to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Students interested in veterinary medicine should also consider taking advantage of the following opportunities.

Opportunities in Veterinary Medicine

Opportunities in Veterinary Medicine

Preparing for Veterinary Medicine

There is no specific major required to enter this profession. Students should check with veterinary colleges for their pre-requisites. Requirements generally include mathematic, English, humanities, the social sciences, and several science courses.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine students will need to excel in several areas to successfully compete for a spot in a veterinary medicine program. Prospective veterinarians should be aware that Morris campus boasts the highest percentage of winners of the Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education at the University of Minnesota and that many of these instructors teach subjects required for admission to veterinary medicine programs.

Read more about preparing at Morris.