The pre-veterinary science major is designed for those students who have an eye on veterinary school. Veterinarians are skilled at the diagnosis and treatment of
animals and work diligently on preventing problems from occurring. Whether they work with smaller animals whose primary purpose is providing companionship for their owners or larger ones associated with maintaining the food supply of our society, vets play an important role in serving the larger population as a whole. A strong background in science and mathematics are typically required for admission to most veterinary schools.
Why choose Pre-Vet at Clearwater Christian?
- Discover how to handle the faith challenges in the field of nature sciences
- Experienced faculty who serve both as your classroom and lab instructor
- Develop ethical standards based on the Word of God
- Properly understand, promote, and serve this aspect of God's creation
Pre-Veterinarian Medicine is an interdisciplinary major requiring a diversity of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and animal nutrition. Entering students are strongly recommended to have completed typical courses associated with a basic high school diploma but also have reached proficiencies in high school trigonometry, physics, and chemistry. Majors are expected to establish and maintain a 3.5 GPA by the time they earn their sixtieth credit hour.
Interesting Classes I Might Take
- Microbiology & Biochemistry
- Principles of Animal Nutrition
- Foundations/Ethics of Science
- Veterinary Practicums
What can I do with a major in Pre-Vet?
The primary purpose of a Pre-Veterinary Medicine degree is to prepare graduates to attend veterinary school. Opportunities for veterinarians in general or specialized private practices include animal ophthalmology, orthopedics, medicine, marine biology, and emergency medicate. Corporate veterinary medicine often supervises drug testing for human consummation or animal-related products. The federal government employs veterinarians through their departments of agriculture, centers for disease control and food and drug administration. The United States military offer career opportunities in areas such as food safety and security management. Those in veterinary science training and experience find great satisfaction through teaching.