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Do you have a love for animals and a passion for keeping them happy and healthy? You may have always dreamed of pursuing a career as a veterinarian or zookeeper, or maybe even working for a wildlife or conservation agency.

Edinboro offers a challenging Pre-Veterinary degree that will hold you to high standards and prepare you for entry-level positions or the rigors of veterinary school.



The Job Outlook Is Good.

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

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

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.

How Edinboro Supports You.

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 allow you to earn credits and provide firsthand 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 Health Professions Club

Your Future

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

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Nina Thumser
Department Chair
126C and 146 Cooper Hall
Phone: 814-732-2158

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