Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Kentucky does not have a school of veterinary medicine, but a limited number of residents are selected to enter training in veterinary medicine at Auburn University or Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The students selected are exempt from out-of-state tuition. They generally need to maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.25 to be competitive for admission.

It is sometimes possible to enter veterinary school with three years of study at NKU. However, more students apply to veterinary schools than are accepted so it is strongly advised that all pre-vet students plan their curricula in such a way that the addition of a fourth year of coursework will satisfy NKU requirements for the bachelor's degree in chemistry.

To design a four-year curriculum that fulfills the pre-veterinary requirements and the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, students should consult with a chemistry advisor. Students should follow the sample curriculum for pre-medicine and pre-dental. With help from an advisor, they can adapt that curriculum to meet the criteria set by the veterinary schools of their choice.

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