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Do you have a soft spot for animals and their health? Do you see yourself working in a vet clinic or on a farm some day? If so, veterinary medicine is the path for you. To become a vet, you’ll first need a bachelor’s degree. Recommended majors at Wayne State include biology or chemistry. After graduating from WSC, you’ll move on to graduate work at a professional vet medicine school. Area vet schools include Colorado State University, Kansas State University, Iowa State University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Missouri.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: This program is set up so you can receive a B.S. from Wayne State. Then you’ll be ready to move on to graduate work at a professional veterinary medicine school. 


Suggested courses of study at WSC: Biology, Chemical Sciences, Health Sciences (Life Sciences)


Recommended electives: Comparative Anatomy, Embryology, Parasitology


Popular minors: Chemistry, Spanish


Hours required:
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 12


School: Natural and Social Sciences


Department: Life Sciences


Grades: C or better needed to enter veterinary school

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid to help you on your path in becoming a veterinarian.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Evolutionary processes
  • Biological systems and structures
  • Research, data collection and analysis
  • Modern lab techniques
  • Observation
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Communication 

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Veterinarian
  • Research scientist
  • Animal service worker
  • Animal product developer
  • Zoonotic disease specialist
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Animal trainer

Employers

Employers

  • Animal shelters
  • Animal hospitals
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Zoos, farms, and ranches
  • Private practices
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Research facilities
  • Public health organizations
  • Veterinary medicine companies
  • Animal medicine labs
  • Animal food companies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

WSC Service-Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career! Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Biology and Chemistry Student Activities

Opportunities

  • Research, trips, and more – Conduct your own research and even present your findings at regional conferences, help judge at the Nebraska Science Bowl and Junior Academy of Science Fairs, and visit area science labs.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships

Internships

Internships are not required for the pre-professional veterinary medicine program at Wayne State College, as these are typically completed in your final years of professional school for degree completion. However, Career Services is available to help you find job opportunities if you are looking for field-related work experience.

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