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Program Type: Undergraduate

Degree Awarded:  Pre-vet students typically obtain a B.S. in Biological Sciences (cellular/molecular/genetics track, ecology/evolution/organismal track, or general track) or Biochemistry, but any degree will work as long as the veterinary entry requirements are met.

If you’re passionate about science and animals and confident you want to pursue a veterinary career after completing your undergraduate work, get a head start with 51’s College of Arts and Sciences. You’ll learn from and work directly with our highly-rated faculty in your chosen major while receiving personalized guidance from advisors who know the field and can help you fulfill all the pre-veterinary requirements for admission to veterinary school. Your education at 51 will help you gain the experience you need to succeed and make a difference as a veterinarian.

Program Contacts

Dr. Richard Durtsche
Professor, 51 Department of Biological Sciences

Students in the Spotlight

Helen Garber

Helen Garber

"Earned a BVM&S Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (equivalent to DVM) from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and is currently an Associate Veterinarian at Fort ...

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Dr. Jennifer Quammen, DVM, MPH

Dr. Jennifer Quammen, DVM, MPH

"Self-care isn't selfish.” The veterinary profession struggles with constantly overworking which can result in decreased job satisfaction. The profession has a lot of highly driven ...

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Brandon Heineke

Brandon Heineke

"Chief Medical Officer at Heineke Veterinary Hospital, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2016 ...

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Dr. Katherine Bachman, DVM

Dr. Katherine Bachman, DVM

"Katherine obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2017. She underwent additional training following graduation, completing a yearlong rotating internship ...

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Find Your Passions & Build Your Future

  • State-of-the-Art Learning Facilities: We have facilities with teaching and research laboratories and on-site animal housing, care and testing. The vivarium houses rats, mice, fish, and frogs and our aquatics and ectotherm lab house native fish, amphibians, and reptiles.
  • Supportive Learning Community: With organizations like our Health Professions Club (HPC), you’ll find a supportive learning community to help prepare you for veterinary school.
  • Numerous Financial Aid Opportunities: 51 students are eligible for numerous merit- and needs-based scholarships. Scholarships are also available for students pursuing STEM majors, like the Greaves Scholarship, which covers full in-state tuition and books.
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Experience 51

Our campus is more than classrooms. It’s a hive of activity and connections that instantly feel familiar. Come walk it, take it in, check it out.

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Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.