All students in the PreVeterinary Medicine Program must declare a primary major.
Pre-Veterinary Concentration (suggested year)*
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two from STAT 101, MATH 173-174
PHYS 103-104 (algebra-based)
or PHYS 203-204 (calc-based)
*Course Planning: The suggested year for course completion is based on a student taking the GRE (or other appropriate standardized test) and applying to Veterinary School in the summer BEFORE their final year at SUNY Oneonta. Individual student plans may vary depending on when the student hopes to enter veterinary school and what primary major is chosen. As a result, each student should work with their primary major advisor and a prehealth advisor to ensure prerequisites are fulfilled in the appropriate time frame.
*Electives & Veterinary School Selection: The courses listed above satisfy the courses required for admission by the great majority of American veterinary schools and will provide a strong foundation for entrance exam preparation. Additional courses are recommended but not required, and depend on specific Veterinary School education programs. Students should review information regarding the veterinary schools to which they intend to apply for further information regarded recommended electives.
*PreVeterinary Student Advising: Students in the PreHealth Professional Program should confer with advisors for their major and specific prehealth concentration, beginning at the time of admission to SUNY Oneonta. PreHealth related questions should be directed to Ms. Tami LaPilusa, Coordinator of the PreHealth Professions Program SUNY Oneonta. email: Tami.LaPilusa@oneonta.edu
Entrance Exams & Requirements for Veterinary School
- Application to Veterinary School is made through the centralized application VMCAS
- Admission to Veterinary School is highly competitive.
- Applicants are evaluated on:
- leadership skills
- animal care and veterinary experience
- letters of recommendation.
- Preparation for the GRE should begin once students choose the Veterinary career path.
- Animal care and veterinary experience varies in both quantity and type; students will need a minimum of 250 veterinary hours (ranging from clinical vet hours to research and involving a variety of animals).