Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Science degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine for students interested in developing their understanding of the fundamental philosophies and theories related to medicine and medical studies. This knowledge can be applied to aiding animals in order to prevent and treat injuries, as well as maintain physical health. Students will develop their scientific understanding of the fundamentals of life and medicine in order to prepare for careers in the science of veterinary medicine.

Students will study a curriculum which emphasizes the practical responsibilities and knowledge necessary for technical roles in veterinary medicine. These classes include college chemistry, college algebra, English composition, principles of animal science, animal science and industry, college career success seminar, fundamentals of animal nutrition, biology, organic chemistry, agriculture economics, microbiology, public speaking, and a variety of electives in social and behavioral science, fine arts and humanities, college science, and health and physical education.  

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational qualifications for future studies in veterinary medicine. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate understanding of central conceptual concepts of biological sciences; to understand concepts and vocabulary specific to biological sciences in major thematic areas of biology; to articulate understanding of the fundamentals, developments, and impacts of biological sciences disciplines; to explain the fundamental background in mathematics and natural sciences for future studies; and to demonstrate understanding and ability of evidence-based conclusions about the natural world and natural science.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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