Pre-Veterinary Studies

Similar to pre-med, pre-veterinary studies teaches the underlying principles needed to take the full veterinarian program. Pre-vet majors focus on the tools required to advance into animal medicine. Veterinarians need the obvious skills to take care of animals but they also need skills in behavioral management and business administration.

A big subset of the pre-vet path includes filling the requirements necessary for veterinary school, which can be even more competitive than traditional medical school. Some of the classes students take include: biology, anatomy, physiology, zoology, genetics and even chemistry.

Many students choose community colleges or less expensive learning institutions to complete these required courses before transferring to a full veterinary program to save on tuition. Once the higher education is completed, veterinarians can work in several areas, from their own private practice to animal hospitals, marine studies, zoos and animal research.

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Matching Pre-Veterinary Studies Colleges

University of Arizona

Four or more years; Public; $33,739 average out-state tuition; $10,990 average in-state tuition

The Pennsylvania State University

Four or more years; Public; $25,084 average out-state tuition; $15,400 average in-state tuition

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Four or more years; Public; $36,316 average out-state tuition; $15,791 average in-state tuition

University of Delaware

Four or more years; Public; $34,840 average out-state tuition; $12,980 average in-state tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $32,644 average out-state tuition; $17,416 average in-state tuition

The University of Findlay

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $35,878 average out-state tuition; $35,878 average in-state tuition

University of Nevada-Reno

Four or more years; Public; $24,013 average out-state tuition; $7,923 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Pre-Veterinary Studies Majors

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Allman Medical Scholarship

Miss America Pageant

Up to $10,000 Varies See Details
 

Allman Medical Scholarship

Miss America Pageant

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Up to $10,000

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ROI Biologicals Scholarship

ROI Biologicals

$10,000 October 01, 2024 See Details
 

ROI Biologicals Scholarship

ROI Biologicals

award

$10,000

deadline

October 01, 2024
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Walter and Joyce Owens Family Scholarship

American Jersey Cattle Association

$5,000 July 01, 2024 See Details
 

Walter and Joyce Owens Family Scholarship

American Jersey Cattle Association

award

$5,000

deadline

July 01, 2024
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Russell-Malnati Scholarship for Advanced Studies

American Jersey Cattle Association

$5,000 July 01, 2024 See Details
 

Russell-Malnati Scholarship for Advanced Studies

American Jersey Cattle Association

award

$5,000

deadline

July 01, 2024
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John B. and Jean M. Henkels Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

$3,750 Varies See Details
 

John B. and Jean M. Henkels Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

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$3,750

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John Deere Ag Tech Scholarship - FSCC

Fort Scott Community College

$3,000 August 16, 2024 See Details
 

John Deere Ag Tech Scholarship - FSCC

Fort Scott Community College

award

$3,000

deadline

August 16, 2024
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William A. Russell Memorial Scholarship

American Jersey Cattle Association

$2,750 July 01, 2024 See Details
 

William A. Russell Memorial Scholarship

American Jersey Cattle Association

award

$2,750

deadline

July 01, 2024
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Lineweaver Scholarship

American Jersey Cattle Association

$2,750 July 01, 2024 See Details
 

Lineweaver Scholarship

American Jersey Cattle Association

award

$2,750

deadline

July 01, 2024
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Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

$2,669 January 31, 2025 See Details
 

Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

award

$2,669

deadline

January 31, 2025
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Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

award

$2,500

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