Pre-Vet

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The Department of Animal Science offers an outstanding program in pre-veterinary medicine.

Pre-vet students will take a science-oriented program which can lead to a BS degree in Animal Science. In addition to the chemistry, biology and other science courses in the pre-professional curriculum, our department offers several classes specifically designed to better prepare students for veterinary school and for a successful practice afterward. 

Arkansas does not have a veterinary school in-state; however, the Arkansas Legislative Assembly authorized funds to help cover out-of-state tuition expenses for Arkansas residents pursuing a doctorate in veterinary medicine. More than 75% of pre-professional animal science students who apply  are accepted to a veterinary school.