Your Path in Pre-Veterinary Medicine
If you're thinking about a career in veterinary medicine, it's important to carefully plan your undergraduate program to fulfill the requirements for admission to veterinary school. Veterinarians examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders in animals. They emphasize how the different systems in an animal's body are interconnected. In addition to traditional medical approaches, veterinarians also concentrate on preventive care and recognize the natural healing abilities of animals.
While the University of South Dakota's pre-veterinary program is carefully structured to provide students with a curriculum that covers essential required courses, students are advised to reach out to individual veterinary schools for specific admission requirements. Seeking guidance from advisors is essential to plan a course of study aligned with the prerequisites of the student's preferred veterinary schools.
This pre-veterinary medicine program does not lead to a degree. Explore the details provided below and refer to our frequently asked questions to gain insights into how the pre-veterinary medicine program will shape your USD education and prepare you for success.
Degrees & Offerings
USD's pre-veterinary medicine program is designed to prepare you for veterinary school applications. While you won't earn a degree specifically in pre-veterinary medicine, the program complements your chosen major, providing a thorough pre-professional curriculum. Advising is crucial for navigating any pre-professional path, so be sure to communicate your interest in veterinary school with your advisor and ask about how this choice will affect your education at USD.