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Department of Veterinary Sciences|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Dept. of Veterinary Sciences
University of Wyoming
1174 Snowy Range Road
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (307) 766-9925
Fax: (307) 721-2051
Email: wlaegrei@uwyo.edu
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ANVS Pre-Veterinary Option Checklist for Advising & Students Printable Checklist (pdf)

Course Credits University Studies Semesters Offered Prerequisite Comment

INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL & VETERINARY SCIENCES (1 CREDIT)
 

Discovering careers in veterinary medicine PATB 1001 1 I Fall Meet prerequisites for LIFE 1010 and CHEM 1020 Not needed if a transfer student
Consider ANSC 1000, HLSC 1010 or AGEC 1000 if PATB1001 is full or you can't get in - these meet information literacy requirement (L)

WRITING (9 CREDITS)
 

English Composition ENGL 1010 3 WA - (College Composition & Rhetoric) Fall, Spring & Summer None Need at least a C for University Studies
Mid-level writing ENGL 2005 3 WB - (Writing in Technology & Sciences) Fall & Spring Complete WA Alternative WB classes are available
Upper Division writing ANSC 4630 3 WC - Topics & Issues in Animal Sciences Spring Complete WA & WB - Requires Senior Standing Alternate ENGL 4010 (offered Fall, Spring & Summer) - Technical Writing in the Professions

QUANTITATIVE REASONING & STATISTICS (9-10 CREDITS)
 

College Algebra MATH 1400 3 QA - Quantitative Reasoning Fall, Spring & Summer C or better in MATH 0925 OR 3 or better Math Placement OR 23 or better MATH ACT OR 600 or better MATH SAT If not able to take this course, need to start with Pre-Algebra MATH 0925 or re-take MPT or MATH ACT
Trigonometry MATH 1405 3 QA - Quantitative Reasoning Fall, Spring & Summer C or better in MATH 1400 OR 4 or better Math Placement OR 25 or better MATH ACT OR 600 or better MATH SAT  

OR
 

Algebra & Trigonometry MATH 1450 5 QA - Quantitative Reasoning Fall & Spring C or better in MATH 0925 OR 3 or better Math Placement OR 23 or better MATH ACT OR 600 or better MATH SAT For students strong in mathematics

AND
 

Fundamentals of Statistics STAT 2050 4 QB - Fundamentals of Statistics Fall, Spring & Summer C or better in MATH 1400 or equivalent Required for entry to veterinary program

AND

SOME VETERINARY COLLEGES ONLY (e.g., Oregon State University)
 

College calculus I MATH
2200
4 M2 and QB Fall, Spring & Summer C or better in MATH 1405 OR 1450 OR Level 5 on Math placement exam OR Math ACT of 27 OR Math SAT of 600 If applying to a non-WICHE school; check with advisor whether necessary
College calculus II MATH
2205
4 M2 Fall, Spring & Summer Grade of C or better in MATH 2200 or Advanced Placement credit in MATH 2200 If applying to a non-WICHE school; check with advisor whether necessary

BIOLOGY (11 CREDITS)
 

General Biology LIFE 1010 4 S1 - Biological Science Fall and Spring  C or better in MATH 0921 OR level 2 on MPE OR math ACT of 21 OR math SAT of 600 Laboratory
Animal Biology LIFE 2022 3 S1 - Biological Science Spring LIFE 1010 with a grade C or better Laboratory
Genetics LIFE 3050 3   Fall and Spring LIFE 2022 or comparable 2000 level Biology/Life Sciences class Discussion Section

PHYSICS (5 - 8 CREDITS)
 

General Physics PHYS 1110 4 SP - Physical Science Fall MATH 1405 or 1450 Laboratory
General Physics PHYS 1120 4 SP - Physical Science Spring PHYS 1110 Laboratory

 OR
 

General Physics PHYS 1050 5 S2 - Physical Science Fall & Spring MATH 1000 OR 3 or better Math Placement For students with minimal math background, includes a laboratory

CHEMISTRY / BIOCHEMISTRY (20 CREDITS)
 

General Chemistry CHEM 1020 4 SP - Physical Science Fall, Spring & Summer ACT of 23 or better Laboratory - 1st of 2 semester sequence
General Chemistry CHEM 1030 4 SP - Physical Science Fall, Spring & Summer CHEM 1020 Laboratory - 2nd of 2 semester sequence
Organic Chemistry CHEM 2420 4   Fall & Summer CHEM 1030 Laboratory - 1st of 2 semester sequence
Organic Chemistry CHEM 2440 4   Spring CHEM 2420 Laboratory - 2nd of 2 semester sequence
Biochemistry MOLB 3610 4   Fall & Summer BIOL 1010 & Organic Chemistry Laboratory

 OR
 

General Chemistry CHEM 1020 4 SP - Physical Science Fall, Spring & Summer ACT of 23 or better Laboratory - 1st of 2 semester sequence
General Chemistry CHEM 1030 4 SP - Physical Science Fall, Spring & Summer CHEM 1020 Laboratory - 2nd of 2 semester sequence
Introduction to Organic Chemistry CHEM 2300 4   Spring CHEM 1020 or equivalent Laboratory
Biochemistry MOLB 3610 4   Fall & Summer BIOL 1010 & Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Clinical Biochemistry MOLB 4100 3   Spring MOLB 3610  
Cloning and DNA sequencing laboratory MOLB 4170 1   Spring MOLB 3610 or MOLB 4600 Note: there are other laboratory pods which students might take: protein isolation and characterization  MOLB 4180 or microbial genetics MOLB 4250

ANIMAL SCIENCE (13 CREDITS)
 

Anatomy & Physiology* ANSC3010 4   Spring BIOL 1010 & 2022 Dr. Steve Ford
Animal Nutrition* ANSC3100 3   Fall CHEM 2300 Dr. Paul Ludden
Mammalian Reproduction* ANSC4120 3   Fall & Independent Study ANSC 3010 Dr. Murdoch Instructs (Web Page)

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ANIMAL SCIENCE COURSES
 

Equine Nutrition & Physiology ANSC3150 3   Fall 4 hours of biology Dr. B Alexander
Advanced Beef Production ANSC4220 3   Spring ANSC 3100 (Animal Nutrition) Dr. S. Lake - course information
Advanced Sheep Production ANSC4230 3   Spring ANSC 3100 (Animal Nutrition) Dr. Bob Stobart
Advanced Swine Production ANSC4240 3   Fall ANSC 3100 (Animal Nutrition) Dr. Steve Ford

*A grade of C or better MUST be earned in these courses for successful completion of degree


VETERINARY SCIENCES (13 CREDITS)
 

DiseasesFood Animals & Horses* PATB4110 3   Spring Junior Standing Dr. O'Toole - course info
Immunology MOLB4400
MOLB5400
4   Spring MOLB 2220 or consent of instructor

Dr. Dale Isaak - Laboratory

Medical parasitology PATB 4360 3   Fall of ODD years 3 hours of Biological Science Dr. Chaoqun Yao 
Veterinary Entomology  Parasitology PATB4500 3   Fall of EVEN years 3 hours of Biological Sciences Dr. Chaoqun Yao 
Medical Virology PATB4710
PATB5710
3   Fall  MICR/PATB 2220, or MICR/MOLB 2240. or consent of instructor. Helpful take MOLB 3000 Intro to Mol Biol Dr. Myrna Miller
Course info

*A grade of C or better MUST be earned in these courses for successful completion of degree


SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE REQUIREMENTS
 

General Microbiology MICR2021 4   Spring & Fall BIOL 1010, CHEM 1000 or equivalent Rachel Watson - Laboratory
Medical Microbiology MICR2210
PATB2210
4   Spring MICR 2021 Dr. Gerard P. Andrews - Laboratory

ADDITIONAL UNIVERSITY STUDIES CLASSES (suggested) (22 CREDITS)
 

Physical Activity PEAC1001 1 P - Physical Activity Fall, Spring & Summer   Wide Variety of Choices
 Vertebrate Anatomy, Embryology, and Histology ZOO3010 4   Spring LIFE 2022 or equivalent, and  semester of chemistry For students strong in biology, consider as alternative to ANSC3010
American & Wyoming Government POLS1000 3 V - US & Wyoming Constitutions Fall, Spring & Summer   Also - ECON 1200: Economics, Law & Government OR HIST 1211: US to 1865 OR HIST 1221: US from 1865 OR HIST 1251: Wyoming History
Public Speaking COJO1010 3 O - Oral Communication Fall, Spring & Summer    
 Agriculture: Rooted in Diversity AGRI4546 3 D - Cultural Diversity Spring   Three sections- this is a popular class esp. section taught by Dr. Wangberg.  Involves independent research, class discussion, project development, and oral and written communication skills
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology ANTH1200 3 G - Global Awareness Fall, Spring & Summer   Various others in Religion, International Business, Geography - some upper division
Literature in English 1865-Present ENGL2435 3 CH - Cultural Context Humanities Fall & Spring WA Many at 2000 level - various others including literature up to 1750 & 1750-1865
Principles of Micro-economics AGEC1020 3 CS - Cultural Context Social Sciences Fall & Spring   Also macroeconomics (AGEC 1010); multiple others
Photography COJO2400   CA - Cultural Context Arts Fall, Summer & Spring   Also - art, music, theater
Medical epidemiology PATB4001 3   Fall   Not offered at present
Diseases of wildlife PATB4120 3   Spring - even numbered years 12 hours of biological or zoological sciences Dr. Todd Cornish - course info
Principals of toxicology PATB4140

PATB5140

3   Fall - even numbered years 9 hours of biological or zoological sciences Dr. Merl Raisbeck - course info
Mammalian pathobiology PATB4130
PATB5130
3   Spring C or better in LIFE 2022 Dr. O'Toole - course info

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