Veterinary Science

Recent Lewis & Clark graduates have successfully entered veterinary medicine programs at OSU, University of Wisconsin, The Ohio State University, Washington State University, and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) publishes a summary of course prerequisites required by veterinary schools. Generally, course prerequisites are similar to those for Medicine, with the recommended addition of Genetics (BIO 151/380) and Microbiology (not offered at L&C, but can be taken at Portland Community College).

Other admissions requirements:
  • GRE/MCAT: More programs require applicants to complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the MCAT
  • Animal and Clinical Experience: Volunteer with a veterinarian to gain wide variety of animal and clinical experience, and appreciation for the veterinary medical field.

Consider becoming a member of the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (APVMA) to access more resources and connect with other pre-vet students.

Applying for most veterinary medical programs is done through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service.