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Pre-Veterinary Medicine (AS)

Program Details

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.


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.

Accreditation & Licensing

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