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Wisconsin Lutheran College offers a pre-vet program that provides the broad interdisciplinary training necessary for pursuit of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Pre-vet students may major in any academic specialty;
however, the health science track of the biology major is specifically
designed to prepare students for careers such as veterinary medicine.
If you love animals, a career in veterinary medicine may be
right for you. Veterinarians provide health care services for laboratory
animals, zoo animals, livestock, racetrack animals, and even family pets. While
some veterinarians use animals at large research institutions to investigate
human disease treatment or surgical technique development; the majority of
veterinarians are in private practice.
A licensed veterinarian must hold a Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine (D.V.M.) degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine.
Pre-veterinary students should seek broad foundational training in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The aspiring veterinary student
should investigate the course requirements for admission to specific veterinary
colleges on a case-by-case basis, as these requirements vary widely.
Pre-vet students at WLC will establish a
curriculum plan and register for courses with the guidance of a personal