Interested in Pre-Veterinary Medicine?
Please see one of our pre-health advisors to further explore a major that best fits your academic strengths and future career goals.
About Pre-Veterinary Medicine at UNT
The UNT Office of Health Professions provides direction and resources to students passionate for a career in veterinary medicine. Veterinary medicine encompasses disease prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy for animals. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are 30 accredited Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States; Texas A&M University is the only program in Texas (avma.org). As a pre-vet student, you may select any major, as long as you complete the prerequisite coursework required by each veterinary school.
The journey to veterinary school is quite rigorous, and it's imperative that you prove to the schools' admission boards that you are capable of success in their programs. In addition to high grades and entrance exam scores, veterinary schools will evaluate both your volunteer and shadowing experience*. All areas are equally important in a holistic assessment of the candidate.
*Volunteering: Veterinary schools are looking for students who have volunteered in their community. Though not required, it's best if you volunteer in the veterinary field, where you are serving animals.
*Shadowing: To be considered a competitive candidate, students need to shadow a veterinarian. Several hours of shadowing will display an understanding and commitment to such profession. It is also recomended that you work in a Veterinary clinic to gain some hands-on experience.
Prerequisites for Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science
Please refer to our Pre-Veterinary Packet for information on prerequisites, timelines, and additional resources.
Please visit the ETS website for more information about the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
If you're pre-veterinary, you're HPAC eligible!