Department of Biology
|Veterinarians are involved in animal health.
These animals can be wild, on the farm, or pets. Health care includes
prevention as well as treatment of illness or injury. They are also involved
in animal safety and prevention of cruelty.
The Pre-Veterinary Medicine program at Saint Joseph’s College is much like the Pre-Medical program.
Pre-veterinary students major in Biology or Biology-Chemistry. Click here for more information on these majors.
Elective courses that are of interest to Pre-Veterinary students include: Basic and Advanced Microbiology, Ornithology & Mammology, Amphibian Research, Animal Behavior, Biochemical Physiology and Medical Physiology.
2. DO VOLUNTEER work - Our Pre-vet students have been welcome at the local Veterinary Clinic to work there or observe the work of the Doctors there. Veterinary Medical Schools look to see that applicants have participated in or observed veterinary medicine.
3. EXAMINE VETERINARY SCHOOLS – In your freshman or sophomore year, you need to check out the Veterinary Schools that interest you. Each can have different prerequisites for entry. The sooner you know these, the better. It’s usually best to begin looking during your freshman year. For more on Veterinary Medical Colleges on the internet click here.
You can find out more about Veterinary Medicine from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).