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Pre-Veterinary Program

Do you love animals? Do you want to be a veterinarian?

Our pre-veterinary program will prepare you to meet the admission requirements of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.

To become a veterinarian, you must graduate from a four-year program at an accredited college of veterinary medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) degree and obtain a license to practice. All veterinary schools require a significant number of credit hours, ranging from 45 to 90 semester hours, at the undergraduate level. However, most schools prefer completion of the bachelor's degree.

Because the requirements vary from school to school, you should contact each school about their specific requirements. Twenty-eight schools in 26 states meet accreditation standards set by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).