Pre-Veterinary

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.

Mount Mercy University is known for our student-focused programs and dedicated faculty. Students on pre-professional tracks, such as pre-vet, will benefit from faculty mentoring and coaching in preparation for professional placement exams and support in application preparation and submission to professional programs.

Internships & Experience 

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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