Students interested in veterinarian science need to be proficient in biology, chemistry, and physics. Veterinarian program prerequisites vary by school, so students will need to be aware of prospective schools' requirements and work with their advisor to make sure courses are selected in the proper sequence. Most veterinary schools require strong college GPAs and high scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Some schools also require the Biology GRE. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is also accepted by some schools in place of the GRE, so be sure to know which test is required. Students interested in the pre-veterinary program should complete a B.A. degree in one of the natural sciences at Greenville University.
Working with animals in any way while enrolled at Greenville University will help prepare students for veterinarian school. Students can choose to be a part of GU's equine program. Opportunities to volunteer or work at a local farm, animal shelter/rescue, or veterinarian office are also available to students.