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; $31,067 average out-state tuition; $10,262 average in-state tuition

University of Delaware

Four or more years; Public; $31,860 average out-state tuition; $11,870 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; $32,330 average out-state tuition; $32,330 average in-state tuition

University of Nevada-Reno

Four or more years; Public; $20,766 average out-state tuition; $6,885 average in-state tuition

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Four or more years; Public; $33,096 average out-state tuition; $15,030 average in-state tuition

Becker College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,650 average out-state tuition; $34,650 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Pre-Veterinary Studies Majors

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Williamson Scholarship for Excellence In Agriculture

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

$5,000 December 15, 2022 See Details
 

Williamson Scholarship for Excellence In Agriculture

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

award

$5,000

deadline

December 15, 2022
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Julia Wasserman Animal Welfare Fund

Fairfield County Farm Bureau

$5,000 September 30, 2022 See Details
 

Julia Wasserman Animal Welfare Fund

Fairfield County Farm Bureau

award

$5,000

deadline

September 30, 2022
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Albert A. Off Scholarship

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

$4,000 December 15, 2022 See Details
 

Albert A. Off Scholarship

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

award

$4,000

deadline

December 15, 2022
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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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Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

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$2,500

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Catholic Scholarship - Community Foundation of N. Central WI

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Catholic Scholarship - Community Foundation of N. Central WI

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

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$2,500

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R. Ernest and Deon Ferrell Scholarship Endowment

University of North Florida

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

R. Ernest and Deon Ferrell Scholarship Endowment

University of North Florida

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$2,000

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Pre-Professional Biology Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Pre-Professional Biology Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

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$2,000

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Norma Adams Scholarship

University of Iowa Health Care

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Norma Adams Scholarship

University of Iowa Health Care

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$2,000

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Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

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$2,000

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