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Veterinarian School Course Requirements

Always check for specific course requirements for each school you are going to apply to- this is only a guide!

Class Semesters Skidmore Course (s) Notes
General Chemistry 1 semester with lab* CH 125 *must take placement test
Organic Chemistry 2 semesters with lab

CH 221

CH 222

 
Biochemistry 1 semester

CH 341

- Metabolism not covered in CH 341. Coverage in BI 246, CH 342, EX 361A and EX 361I

General Biology 2 semesters with lab

BI 105

BI 106

 
Microbiology 1 semester with lab

BI 245

New for MCAT 2015
General Physics 2 semesters with lab*

PY 207

PY 208

*must take calculus I and II to take physics at Skidmore
English 2 classes    

Always check for specific course requirements for each school you are going to apply to- this is only a guide!
Note: Many vet schools require 5 semesters of chemistry courses with lab starting with General Chemistry. CH 232 (Analytical Methods), CH 214 (Inorganic Chemistry), or CH 342 (Biochemistry-Intermediary Metabolism) with CH 343 (Experimental Biochemistry Lab) are possible options for a 5th course with lab.

Coursework:  

The Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements vary by program and sometimes change over time.  It is important to identify programs of interest early in your academic career to make informed decisions about your coursework.

Tests

The General Records Exam is a computer adaptive test that is offered hundreds of time per year in a variety of locations.  If you plan to seek immediate entry to a veterinary medicine program upon graduation, consider taking the GRE in the spring or early in the summer of your junior year.  Applications are due in September and October of your senior year.   There is a fee reduction program that discounts the exam by 50% for those who qualify.  Please note:  you must apply for fee assistance well in advance of taking the GRE, at least 30+ days.

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