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Care for man’s best friends

Experience tailored towards your career goals.

Strong advising and faculty support, proximity to veterinarian services, and our extensive pre-veterinary medicine curriculum make Mount Mercy University ideal for any student preparing for a future in veterinary medicine.

Students following our pre-vet track typically choose between majors and minors in biochemistry, biology, and chemistry. Double majors or combinations of a major and minor can be accomplished easily with a well-planned schedule and steady academic progress.

Beyond core classes, students also take courses tailored to their interests, such as animal behavior, genetics, immunology, general microbiology, cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry II.

Student Monica Steffen in her white lab coat

The biology and chemistry programs challenged me in a way that I was never challenged before, and that is why I am still currently successful as a veterinary student now. The courses teach you not only the basics, but challenge you to use critical thinking, application of knowledge, and increase your problem-solving skills.

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Student-focused programs and dedicated faculty. 

Mount Mercy alumni have found success in a variety of dynamic professions such as research, education, conservation, and the technical and medical fields.

MMU is close to several animal hospitals and shelters and veterinary offices, making it easy to shadow veterinarians, volunteer with animals, and gain the hands-on experience essential to your post-undergraduate success.

Some of the top veterinarian schools students apply to include: Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

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What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

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We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.