Loras College Fast Fact Sheet for Health Science and Biology
Pre-Professional Program Title: Pre Veterinary Medicine
Loras Faculty Advisor: David Shealer (7678), Biology
Years of College Here Required for Admission to Program at Another School: Usually 4, can apply after 3
Suggested Loras Majors: Biology, Biology Research, Chemistry, Psychology, English
any major of personal interest to the student
(there is not a declared pre vet major)
Undergrad Courses Needed for Admission: 2 sem English, 2 sem Gen Chemistry, 1 sem Organic Chemistry, 2 sem Physics, 3 sem Arts/Humanities, Intro. Biology, Zoology, Genetics, Statistics, Biochemistry
Schools To Which Loras Sends Its Graduates: Iowa State, U. Illinois, UW Madison, U. Minnesota
% of Loras Applicants Admitted in last 3 years: 83% (5 of 6 )
Minimum GPA of Successful Entrants: 3.3
Other Suggested Requirements for Admission: Above average scores on VCAT or GRE (whichever entry exam is required by the school of choice), letters of recommendation from at least one local veterinarian for which the student worked or volunteered during school or summers; variety of experiences with animals in vet clinics, humane societies, zoos, or other animal contact areas.
General Information About This Program AFTER Loras: Veterinary School is a 4 year degree program including 2 years of basic science and applied science courses and 2 years of clinical training. Upon successful completion of the program, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) is awarded.