Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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See the Department of Biology or Chemistry/Biochemistry sections of this catalog for curriculum descriptions.
Department of Biology

Krisztian Magori, Judd Case, and Jenifer Walke
258 Science Bld.

Department of Chemistry / Biochemistry

Nick Burgis
Jeff Corkill
226 Science Bld.

Program Description

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.

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 not represented (below) are encouraged to contact the Center for Academic Advising & Retention (CAAR) for assistance in identifying departments or programs which can offer coursework and advice as regards alternative Pre-Professional studies.

Pre-Dentistry and Pre-Medicine
Pre-Electrical Engineering
Pre-Veterinary Medicine