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Pre-veterinary advising

Pre-veterinary advising

Pre-veterinary advising at Messiah University

Are you interested in a career in veterinary medicine? Messiah University, a private Christian college in Pennsylvania, offers pre-health advising options to help you prepare for a health-related career after obtaining your undergraduate degree.

Pre-veterinary is not structured as a major at Messiah University. Instead, we find it more effective to help prepare you for veterinary school through a personalized, rigorous advising pathway within a major you choose. You will work one-on-one with our dedicated pre-health advisor to get answers to your questions; explore a career path that matches your passions and skills; and to help ensure you complete the prerequisite courses and application materials required for acceptance into veterinary school.  

While we have students from various majors go on to veterinary school, some of the more widely selected majors for veterinary school-bound students at Messiah include:

  • Applied Health Science
  • Biochemistry (B.S. and B.A.)
  • Biology – bio-medical concentration
  • Biopsychology
  • Molecular Biology

While specific requirements vary by school, you will likely be required to take the following courses to be able to apply to veterinary school.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English
  • Social sciences
  • Courses in the Humanities

Additional info

Academic and application requirements, career planning tools and more.

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Contact Martha Smith
Pre-health professions advising coordinator
717-766-2511, ext. 3936