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Exploring Veterinary Medicine|Freshman Interest Groups

Majors of Interest:

all students interested in learning about veterinary medicine and exploring diverse and exciting career options available in veterinary medicine and animal health professions.

FIG Description:

Exploring Veterinary Medicine offers students an introduction to the discipline of veterinary medicine and gives them a head start in satisfying the basic science prerequisites necessary to prepare for veterinary school, other professional schools, and graduate programs through enrollment in freshman biology and chemistry during their first semester of college.  As a member of this FIG you will learn about the diverse career paths open to veterinarians including private practice and specialty careers in clinical medicine as well as careers working in wildlife and exotic medicine, regulatory veterinary medicine, academia, research, government service, industry, military service, and others.  Students will also learn about preparing for and applying to veterinary schools and related programs, funding a veterinary education, veterinary schools curricula and experiences, the roles of veterinarians in society, and will have numerous opportunities to interact with veterinarians employed in a diverse array of disciplines.  Topics will be presented entirely by veterinarians and the class format will include lectures, group disciplines, student presentations, pertinent writing assignments, and field trips.  If a career in veterinary medicine or the animal health arena interests you we encourage you to join us in this unique experience!




PATB 1001 - Discovering Careers in Veterinary Medicine - 1 credit [I,L]
LIFE 1010 - General Biology - 4 credits [SB]

Special Note: This FIG requires passing the math placement exam at level 3 or a minimum ACT math subscore of 23.


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