VI. VETERINARY MEDICINE
twenty-seven accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the United
States. The only one in Texas is at Texas A&M University in College
Station. The information provided here focuses on this school since most
students in the state will be primarily interested in an institution that
caters to Texas residents. A compilation of admission requirements for all
the colleges of veterinary medicine is given in the current edition
(revised annually) of Veterinary Medical School Admission
Requirements in the U.S. and Canada.
Betz Publishing Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 34631
Bethesda, MD 20817
as well as other information, can be obtained by writing each college.
Addresses for accredited colleges of veterinary medicine, as well as an
informative booklet about the veterinary profession titled "Today's
Veterinarian," can be obtained by writing the American Veterinary
Medical Association at the address below. This booklet, revised
periodically, answers such questions as: what is a
veterinarian; what do veterinarians do; what sort of education must a
veterinarian have; and what are the rewards and what are the drawbacks?
American Veterinary Medical Association
930 North Meacham Road
Schaumburg, IL 60196
The minimum course
requirements for enrollment in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas
A&M University are 91 semester hours of acceptable college or
university credit including those listed below. (NOTE: These
requirements can change.)
Biol 1406, 1407, 2420, 3470. Math 2376 or 2413 (choice depends
Chem 1411, 1412, 3411, 3412, 4411, 4412. on degree requirements) or
Phys 1401, 1402 (or 2425, 2426). Psyc 2471.
Engl 1301, 1302, 2331 (or 2326 or FCSC 1322 (Nutrition).
2322), and 3310 (or Comm
1315). Pols 2301, 2302.
Animal Science 6 hours (available at several schools in the summer; see the preprofessional advisor for information).
University's College of Veterinary Medicine will award a B.S. degree in
Veterinary Science after completion of two years of the professional
curriculum. To be eligible for this degree, students must have completed
the following courses in addition to the courses listed above: PEGA (4
hr), Cultural Heritage (6 hr), and Social Science (6 hr).
preprofessional course must have a final grade of "C" or better
or the required preprofessional courses in the same subject area must have
a "C" average or better to fulfill the requirements in that
subject area. To be a qualified applicant, the preprofessional courses
must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the year admission
is sought. Courses taken during summer terms cannot be used for the year
in which application is made. Application is made on a special form
available from the College of Veterinary Medicine on or about July 1 of
each year. It may be submitted between August 1 and October 1 of the year
prior to that in which admission is sought. The applicant must request an
official transcript to be sent from each college or university attended.
All applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher
over the last 45 semester hours completed. Each applicant must take the
MCAT and must arrange for the scores from the examination to be sent to
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine by November 1
of the year prior to which admission is sought. The professional
curriculum in veterinary medicine is a four-year program. Enrollment in
the first year class of the professional veterinary medical curriculum is
limited by facilities of the College of Veterinary Medicine to a definite
number each year. Applications and information about the Texas A&M
University College of Veterinary Medicine can be obtained from:
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: (979) 845-5038
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