Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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Eastern Washington University offers students the opportunity to earn substantial amounts of coursework toward the requirements of a number of specific professions. Although the following Pre-Professional programs have been offered for several years by EWU, this listing is not exclusive; students who are interested in a profession which is not represented (below) are encouraged to contact the Office of General Undergraduate Academic Advising for assistance in identifying departments or programs which can offer coursework and advice as regards alternative Pre-Professional studies.

Pre-Communication Disorders  (post-baccalaureate)
Pre-Dentistry and Pre-Medicine
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 

Department of Biology
Krisztian Magori
258 Science Bld.

Link to Pre-Veterinary Medicine guide

Department of Chemistry / Biochemistry
Nick Burgis
Jeff Corkill
226 Science Bld.

Program Description (See Chemistry/Biochemistry)

Generally, students will apply to a Veterinary Medicine College for their professional training and will thus tailor their programs accordingly. We strongly recommend that students planning a career in veterinary medicine contact the school(s) of their choice to learn their most current admission requirements. Contacting the program advisor is strongly advised.

General Admissions Requirements for Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Applicants are now required to take the General Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examination; scores will be included in the assessment of scholastic achievement. The last date to register for this exam is late in September. A minimum of 300 hours of practical experience, under the supervision of a graduate veterinarian, is an essential requirement in the selection process for most colleges.

See the Department of Biology section of this catalog.