Pre-Veterinary

Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Follow a track that will help you succeed in veterinary school.

Do you have a love for animals and a passion for keeping them happy and healthy? You might want to pursue a career as a veterinarian or zoo keeper, or work for a wildlife or conservation agency. The Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary program will hold you to high standards and prepare you for entry-level positions or the rigors of veterinary school.

As a Pre-Veterinary student at Edinboro, you’ll follow a demanding curriculum that includes courses required or recommended by well-known veterinary schools. Although requirements for veterinary schools vary, we can tailor our program to meet the specific requirements for the schools that interest you the most.

Small classes taught by faculty members with a wide array of research interests will enable you to participate fully in your education and appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine. Faculty mentors will ensure you’re equipped to do well in your undergraduate program and meet the competitive requirements for veterinary school.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Thrive in a rigorous, challenging environment.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an 18% increase in job opportunities for veterinarians by 2026.

Ways to distinguish yourself.

A state licensure and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree is required before you can practice as a veterinarian. But it’s never too early to build a resume that demonstrates your commitment to the field. Opportunities at Edinboro include:

Hands-on field courses throughout the year, including summer work at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.

Independent research under the supervision of a faculty expert.

Internships that earn credits and provide first-hand experience in the field.

Capstone experience that may lead to presentations at local, regional or national meetings.

On-campus organizations such as Tri Beta, a National Biological Honor Society, and Pre-Healing Arts Club.

Let your internship take you places.

When you apply to veterinary schools, they naturally look at your GPA and GRE scores. But they also consider other important factors, such as your interpersonal skills, your knowledge of the veterinary profession, and your exposure to animal medicine. During your undergraduate years at Edinboro, you’ll have the opportunity to develop all of these factors as an intern in one or more of these environments:

Conservation agencies

Environmental agencies

Farms

Stables

Veterinary offices and clinics

Zoos

Prepare for a rewarding career.