Here is a guide of recommended courses to take in preparation for veterinary school. These are just common requirements/recommendations. Course requirements vary by program. It is your responsibility to check with each program that you plan to apply to in order to ensure you meet all course requirements. Also note this list does not incorporate prerequisite requirements. Make sure to check that you meet prerequisite requirements and consider this when course planning.

Recommended Courses

Biology with Lab — 1 year

Chemistry with Lab — 1 year

Organic Chemistry with Lab — 1 year

Physics with Lab — 1 year

You can choose the set of courses with lab above or this set of courses with lab.

English Composition — 1 year

Humanities or Social Sciences — 1 semester


Biochemistry — 1 semester

Genetics — 1 semester

Statistics — 1 semester

Other Recommended Courses 

Cell Biology — 1 semester

Public Speaking — 1 semester

Microbiology — 1 semester

Zoology— 1 semester