Each school of veterinary medicine establishes its own requirements; therefore, students pursuing careers as veterinarians need to plan both preprofessional coursework and practical experiences to enhance their chances of acceptance. Veterinary schools value experience in working with animals as well as evidence of academic ability in preprofessional courses.
Wisconsin has a college of Veterinary Medicine at UW-Madison. The School of Veterinary Medicine does not offer a bachelor’s degree program. However, the school does offer a number of courses that are available to undergraduates, and it offers residency, master’s, Ph.D., and doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degrees. Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) must be submitted at the time of application. In addition to grade point average and GRE scores, evidence of motivation, promise of effective performance, communication skills, and breadth of experience, particularly that relate to veterinary practice, are taken into consideration.
At UW-Green Bay, most students pursuing this career path major in Biology with a Human Biology or Environmental Science minor. For more information about pre-veterinary medicine studies, contact the Biology Department.