2018-2019 Catalog 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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IMPORTANT: UCCS does not have a veterinary medicine program. Pre-Veterinary Medicine Prep is not a major or minor but a listing of requisite courses and recommendations needed to be eligible for admission to CSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences in Ft. Collins, CO. Other schools may have different requirements, so students should check admissions requirements for all schools to which they plan on applying. 

NOTE: Completion of requisite coursework does not guarantee acceptance into any professional degree.

For more information on the pre-professional program, contact the Pre-Health advisor:

Bev Kratzer (719) 255-3745, bkratzer@uccs.edu

Pre-professional options offered at UCCS prepare students for candidacy into professional programs offered at other facilities. Well-prepared, highly motivated students may be able to complete all of the prerequisites within two years, although most successful applicants have completed four years of college. Students in the pre-veterinary medicine program are advised to major in general biology through the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Note: Completion of requisite coursework does not guarantee acceptance into any professional degree.

Admission Requirements


Many courses have prerequisites that fall outside of this list; be sure to check the catalog for course details. Upper-division science courses should be more current than 3-5 years. All requisite coursework should be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. Since most pre-veterinary medicine students will graduate before entering veterinary school, it will be necessary to complete an academic major and other College of Letters, Arts & Sciences degree requirements.

While no minimum number of animal care contact hours is required, it is highly recommended to have some animal care as well as experience volunteering with a vet prior to application.

Additional Resources for Pre-Veterinary Students

  • The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges has many in-depth resources available to prospective students: www.aavmc.org
  • For more information about CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, requirements for admission and contact information, please visit: csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/dvm-program/Pages/default.aspx

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