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Rachel Weidele '11, Veterinary Science

Rachel Weidele '11, Veterinary Science

For Rachel, a trip to the Mazunte Turtle Project in Oaxaca, Mexico through the Becker College animal science program was "life changing."

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Interested in a rewarding career as a veterinarian?

Interested in a rewarding career as a veterinarian?

Learn more about the veterinary science program with a pre-veterinary concentration at Becker.

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Receive a bachelor's degree in veterinary science.

Receive a bachelor's degree in veterinary science.

The bachelor of science in veterinary science program offers students the pre-veterinary concentration, a track to veterinary school and preparation for a career as a veterinarian.

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Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science

Pre-Veterinary Concentration

The demand for qualified graduates in veterinary science far exceeds the supply, leading to a number of positions available. The Becker College bachelor of science in veterinary science program offers students the opportunity to follow a pre-veterinary concentration in preparation for a career as a veterinarian.

This concentration is designed to meet the pre-requisite course work for entry into the vast majority of veterinary schools. In fact, Becker College graduates have been accepted at many U.S. veterinary schools as well as those abroad. The program enables you to receive a bachelor's degree in veterinary science, while meeting the requirements for most veterinary schools, as well as the requirements for the two-year, AVMA-accredited program in veterinary technology.

Students should consult the Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (published by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges) for the requirements and recommendations of specific veterinary schools. Requirements may vary, and additional courses may need to be taken to meet the pre-requisite requirements of a specific school. Students should be prepared to begin the application process at the end of their junior year and will work closely with academic advisors and faculty for guidance in meeting admission requirements.

To learn more about the Becker College pre-veterinary program, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will demonstrate proficiency in the motor, critical thinking, and clinical application skills as outlined in the essential and recommended skills task list developed by the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE).

Students will demonstrate written and oral communication skills appropriate for the veterinary technology profession.

Students will demonstrate decision-making and personal conduct consistent with the professional standards of the veterinary technology profession.

Students will demonstrate appropriate decision making with regard to animal care and treatment.

Students will demonstrate knowledge/application of the scientific method incorporating critical thinking skills, appropriate use of instruments and equipment, mathematical applications, data-based decision making, and scientific literacy appropriate for the veterinary science profession.

Students will demonstrate discipline-specific skills and knowledge for entry into the workforce or education at the post graduate level.

Special Requirements:

All full and part-time students are required to demonstrate proof of medical insurance, a tetanus booster within the last ten (10) years, and a tuberculosis test within one (1) year to participate in animal laboratories, veterinary clinic rotations, and career externship. Rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis immunization is highly recommended. Students are required to either show proof of rabies immunization or sign a declination form. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to demonstrate the physical capabilities to work closely and safely with animals of all sizes. Students with limitations to movement, sight or hearing may find it difficult to meet all course requirements. For the health and safety of students appropriate attire will be addressed in all classes with laboratories.

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