Pre-Veterinary at KWC
About the Program
Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to a veterinary medicine program. You may major in any academic area, but most students major in biology, chemistry or both. Upon completion of a B.S. degree at KWC, you will be prepared to apply for admission to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at any of the 28 U.S. universities offering such a degree.
KWC's pre-veterinary curriculum includes a minimum of four semesters of biology, six semester of chemistry and two semesters in both physics and mathematics. The remainder of the curriculum includes coursework necessary to fulfill KWC degree requirements.
Veterinary School Preparation
Students interested in veterinary medicine inform KWC's Pre-Heath Professions Advisory Committee of their intentions by the fall semester of their third year at KWC. A faculty advisor and the Committee then assist students by providing guidance in determining appropriate curriculum and preparing to take entrance tests, and by furnishing necessary letters of recommendation.
Most chemistry and biology majors at Kentucky Wesleyan receive academic scholarships. Many also serve as assistants in science laboratories, classrooms and offices. Assistantships provide valuable learning experiences for students. We encourage all pre-veterinary students to participate in this program.
The faculty encourages students to take part in health science summer research programs in university and governmental laboratories. KWC students have recently participated in programs at the Universities of Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee and New Mexico, as well as Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratories and the OMHS Cancer Research Center.
Suggested Four-Year Plan for Pre-Veterinary Students
Dr. David Oetinger
Kentucky Wesleyan College
3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301