Preparing for Veterinary School
Most Albany students will enter a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program after graduation. We recommend that students follow the pre-health curriculum listed on our website.
The following list should serve as a general guideline only since program requirements vary:
Common Course Requirements
General Biology w/labs 2 semesters
General Chemistry w/labs 2 semesters
Organic Chemistry w/labs 2 semesters
Physics w/labs 2 semesters
Statistics/Calculus 1-2 semesters
English Composition 1-2 semesters
Additional Courses depending on the program:
Common Admissions Requirements:
GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test scores (should be taken by October 1st)
3-4 Letters of recommendation (at least one from a veterinarian or research scientist)
Minimum GPA of 3.00 +
Significant volunteer/work experience w/animals in a hospital, clinic, kennel, shelter, lab,zoo,etc.
How to Apply:
Veterinary Medicine College Application Service (VMCAS) is the central application service
Deadlines for regular admission vary from June-October
For more information about careers in veterinary medicine visit: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC): http://www.aavmc.org/ or obtain a copy of the Veterinary School Admissions Requirements book.