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Veterinary Medicine

A path to gain entry to a veterinary school.



General Entrance Requirements for DVM Programs

Prerequisite Courses (vary per institution)

GRE (requirement varies by institution)

Veterinarian Experience

Animal Experience 

Extracurricular Activities


Examples of Leadership

Strong Letters of Recommendation

A Personal Statement

For more insight into general requirements visit here:

HPRC Pre-Vet Advising 
One on One, individualized meetings. 
Navigating prerequisites for application into the professional schools of your choice.
Discussing plans for observation, campus involvement, letters of recommendation, and other competitive factors.
Set up periodic appointments once or twice a year to plan out a timeline for completion of prerequisites, observation, GRE testing (if applicable), and professional school applications. 
Guidance with professional school resumes and personal statements.


For assistance in planning a Pre-Vet path at MSU, contact Claire Palmer 


Additional Resources

Find out more Information on Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

List of Additional Schools and Requirements:

AAVMC Pre-Vet Resources:

More information about Veterinary Medicine can be found at Explore Health Careers.