Preparation for a Career in
Wilmington College has an outstanding track record of placing students into colleges of Veterinary Medicine. Admission to any college of Veterinary Medicine is a competitive process and students need to prepare themselves thoroughly for the admissions process.
Wilmington College offers all of the courses necessary for admission to vet school. While not strictly required, almost all successful applicants will have completed a Bachelor's degree before being admitted to vet school. Because of the large amount of overlap between vet school prerequisites and college graduation requirements, most students elect to major in either Biology:Life Sciences or Chemistry.
The list of Wilmington College courses that fulfill the prerequisites for admission to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is given below:
Biology 231, Introduction to Cell Biology
Biology 232, Life Processes of Higher Organisms
Chemistry 211, Principles of Chemistry I
Chemistry 212, Principles of Chemistry II
Chemistry 301, Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry 302, Organic Chemistry II
Physics 201, Fundamentals of Physics I
Physics 202, Fundamentals of Physics II
English 101, Writing I
Math 152, Trigonometry -or- Math 170, Calculus I
Biology 315, Microbiology and Immunology
Biology 322, Genetics
Biology 408, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
13 Semester hours of Humanities or Social Science
7 Elective hours
Prospective veterinary students must also complete the Graduate Record Examination, work a substantial number of hours with a veterinarian, and secure letters of recommendation from a veterinarian. Wilmington College can help students make these important professional contacts.
Residency requirements for admission to veterinary schools have been relaxed in recent years. You may wish to explore this link for opportunities for veterinary training outside of the state of Ohio.
Veterinarians of Tomorrow is the Pre-Vet Club at Wilmington College. The club's 2008-2009 officers are pictured above.
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