Pre-Veterinary Medicine

A veterinary technician and an assistant use a stethoscope to listen to the chest of a white dog.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Subject Area: Liberal Arts and Transfer

Award: Associate of Science

Minimum Credits: 60

Location: Calmar

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall

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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.

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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