If you’re interested in veterinary school, we encourage you to major in zoology or chemistry and to work closely with the pre-veterinary medicine advisor.

About the Major

Requirements imposed by the nation’s 28 veterinary schools are generally more variable and more extensive than those required by schools of human medicine and dentistry. Most students will be best served by choosing a major in pre-professional zoology rather than the interdepartmental pre-medicine/dentistry major.

It is essential that you contact the pre-veterinary advisor during your freshman or sophomore year so you can tailor course sequences to the requirements of your intended veterinary school. In addition to course selection, you need to prepare for the MCAT or the Graduate Record Examination taken in your junior or senior year, and to gain experience working with animals.


Graduate Outcomes

Jimmy Johnson '08

Jimmy majored in Chemistry and Zoology at OWU, and he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University. He currently is staff veterinarian at the St. Louis Zoo.


Program Contact Info


344 Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3893
E racarren@owu.edu

Program Contact

Director: Ramon Carreno