2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 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 prerequisite courses and recommendations needed to be eligible for admission to CSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences in Ft. Collins, CO.

  • Students in the pre-veterinary medicine program are advised to major in general biology through the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. 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.

  • Other programs may have different requirements. Students should check admissions requirements for all schools to which they plan to apply. Completion of requisite coursework does not guarantee acceptance into any professional degree.

  • Application Information for the CSU School of Veterinary Medicine, including contact information, application materials, deadlines, and testing, can be found at:https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/dvm/

  • For more information, contact Academic Advising at (719) 255-3260 or advising@uccs.edu.


Prerequisites: Many courses have prerequisites that fall outside of this list; be sure to check the catalog for course details.

Time Limits: Genetics and Biochemistry must be taken within 3-5 years prior to admission. All other courses should be taken within the last 10 years.

Grades: All courses should be completed with a grade of C-or better, but a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher is recommended for application.

Experience: 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

UCCS Career Center: https://career.uccs.edu/

The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges: http://www.aavmc.org

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