The pre-vet advisor is Dr. Michael Grider (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application to veterinary school can be made after satisfactory completion of a minimum of two years of undergraduate study (45-50 credits depending upon the program). Most veterinary schools specify their own minimum academic standards when it comes to cumulative and required course GPA. The majority of students accepted for veterinary study have already earned a bachelor’s degree.
High Point University graduates have been accepted to Veterinary Medicine programs at Iowa State University and Louisiana State University.
*A course in Animal Nutrition is strongly recommended by most veterinary schools. Most schools, including High Point University, do not offer an animal nutrition course. Students can take this course via distance learning by an accredited college or university, e.g. North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University.
It is essential that each student planning to seek admission to a school of veterinary medicine be aware of the specific admission requirements for that particular school. Requirements vary.
In addition to the required courses, students must take the GRE and have a variety of supervised experiences (in some cases the school may specify a number of hours) in the veterinary medical profession (i.e. working with small and large animals in a veterinary practice, zoological medicine) and other animal experiences (i.e. research, volunteer at animal shelter, working at an aquarium, equestrian activities). Requirements vary (e.g., NC State requires a minimum of 400 hours of veterinary experience and 100 hours of animal experience.)
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