Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 274 / program Foreign:$ 727 / program  
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:3993 Duration:

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The profession offers many opportunities for both self-employment and salaried work, including:
  • Private practice working with food or companion animals.
  • Government services with state, federal or foreign assignments in disease control, meat inspection, public health and animal research.
  • Armed forces careers as veterinary medical officers in charge of disease control, food inspection, sanitation and basic research.
  • Teaching and research in veterinary or human medical schools and other departments of colleges and universities.
  • Industry positions in research, development, production and sales of medicinal and food agents for both human and animal use.
  • Private employment as ranch or feedlot veterinarians and ranch managers.
  • Specialization in laboratory animal medicine, research and care.
  • Extension veterinary medicine responsible for communicating information to practicing veterinarians, the livestock and poultry industries, and the companion animal field.
  • Specialty practices focusing on zoo and exotic animals and with individual species such as cats, horses, pet birds, poultry, swine or fur-bearing animals.

Degree options

The College of Veterinary Medicine does not offer a Bachelor of Science degree. However, a Bachelor of Science degree may be granted from the College of Agriculture or the College of Arts and Sciences after completion of pre-veterinary requirements. Contact the appropriate college for details.

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree is awarded following the successful completion of a minimum of 64 hours in pre-professional requirements and four years in the professional curriculum.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February (for scholarships), May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
  • USD 274 Module (National)
  • USD 727 Module (International)

Tuition fee per 1 credit.

Start date January,August 2015 Credits 64 credits
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  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses include:

  • Expository Writing I and II (English)
  • Public Speaking
  • Chemistry I and II
  • General Organic Chemistry and lab
  • General Biochemistry
  • Physics I and II
  • Principles of Biology
  • Microbiology and lab
  • Genetics
  • Social science

English Language Requirements

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Each year, approximately 112 new students are admitted to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program at K-State. Approximately half of these students are from Kansas, and the other half are from throughout the United States and other countries. Because there are more qualified applicants than space permits each year, applicants are ranked based on composite graduate record examination scores, science GPA and other criteria, including animal experience, veterinary experience, letters of reference and interviews.

Applicants completing all prerequisites for the professional degree program at K-State are not required to submit graduate record examination scores. Rankings of these applicants are based on the GPAs of the prerequisite science courses for the professional degree program. Applicants not completing all prerequisites at Kansas State University are required to submit scores for the general GRE. Both the scores for the general GRE and the prerequisite science GPA are used in evaluating the academic ranking of these applicants.

Professional curriculum requirements

Students are selected from qualified applicants after completion of the required 64 credit hours of pre-professional requirements. To be eligible for an interview, applicants must attain at least a 2.8 GPA in the pre-professional requirements and in the last 45 hours of undergraduate college work. Any grade less than “C” in a required course is not accepted.

On-site interviews are required of applicants selected for further consideration after academic evaluations are completed. Telephone interviews and interviews conducted by other electronic means are not offered. Applicants are evaluated on motivation, maturity, communication skills, experience with and

knowledge of animals of veterinary medicine, general knowledge, career awareness, goals and leadership potential. To demonstrate an understanding of the profession to the admissions committee, all students interested in applying to the College of the Veterinary Medicine are encouraged to have broad animal experience and to have related veterinary work experience.

Only those students who can complete the required 64 credit hours of pre-professional courses by the end of the spring term of the year in which they are seeking admission will be considered to the professional curriculum. All materials, including official transcripts and graduate entrance examination scores, must be received by Oct. 1 for the application to be considered.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


Earn part of the $21 million K-State awards each year in scholarships. They're awarded based on academics, activities, service and financial need.

Students are awarded only one academic or leadership scholarship, where the highest eligible dollar amount is given. Supplemental awards can increase these awards, but the prestigious Presidential Scholarship replaces any other award.


Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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