Veterinary Medicine Requirements (TN & MS programs)
- Students graduate from veterinary school with a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).
- There is no particular major required for veterinary medicine although a strong background in science is highly recommended. It is the applicant's responsibility to research each school and review recommended coursework in addition to verifying the prerequisites listed below. Application dates and deadlines may vary.
- The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is required for admission.
- American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
|Courses||U of M Course||# of hours required by University of
|# of hours required by Mississippi State
|# of hours required by Auburn University|
|General Physics||PHYS 2010/2011
|General Biology||BIOL 1110/1111
|General Chemistry||CHEM 1110/1111
|Organic Chemistry||CHEM 3310/3301
|Biochemistry||CHEM 4511||One semester; lab not required||3||3|
|Cell Biology||BIOL 3130||3||-||-|
|Math||College Algebra or
|English Composition||ENGL 1010
|Humanities/Social Sciences||See Advisor for options||18||15||12|
|Oral Communication||COMM 2381||-||3||-|
|Upper Division Science
|See Advisor for options||Recommended||12||6|
|History or Behavioral Science||See Advisor for options||-||-||3|
|Animal Nutrition||Online Course