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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Campus Location: Calmar

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Science


This two-year degree is designed to meet most of the criteria required for application to Iowa State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. In their junior year, students can transfer to Iowa State or another college of their choice to meet the final requirements, which include organic chemistry, biochemistry and genetics. This degree also provides a hands-on technique of learning utilizing the Dairy Center’s dairy herd.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 64

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Completion of Associate of Science degree requirements AND

AGS:218 Domestic Animal Physiology 4.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
BIO:112 General Biology I 4.0
BIO:113 General Biology II 4.0
CHM:160 Chemistry I 3.0
CHM:161 Chemistry I Lab 1.5
CHM:170 Chemistry II 3.0
CHM:171 Chemistry II Lab 1.5
ENG:106 Composition II 3.0
MAT:120 College Algebra 3.0
PHY:162 College Physics I 4.0
* General Electives 9.0


General Electives: AGA:114, AGS:101, AGS:114, AGS:216, AGS:224, AGS:226, AGS:242, AGS:244, AGS:319, AGS:326, AGS:331, AGS:334, AGS:353, AGS:354, BIO:183, BIO:184, BIO:248

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary (Statewide)

$48,708 - $71,027

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Additional Information:

Related Student Organizations

Rodeo Club


Dairy Center, Critters & Such Pet Care (Decorah, IA)


Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240

Chris Harvey
Animal Science Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 118