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Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program

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.

    Choosing WLC for my pre-veterinary coursework was one of the best choices I've ever made. The professors took a personal interest in my future and the curriculum was challenging. WLC’s close proximity to numerous vet clinics - the Wisconsin Humane Society and the Milwaukee County Zoo - provide opportunities to gain the hands-on experience critical to a future in veterinary medicine.
    - Kimberly Haley-Arnold: 2007 Wisconsin Lutheran College Bachelor of Science in Biology graduate and University of Illinois College Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate.

    A Rewarding Career in 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-Vet Curriculum

    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 advisor.