Pre-Veterinary Medicine - Specializing your Biology Degree at Iowa State
Many students enter into the Biology Program with an interest in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians provide health care services to non-human animals, including companion animals, livestock, wildlife, and zoo animals. Vets can become private practitioners, animal researchers, public health specialists, food safety officers, regulatory medicine specialists, educators, and more. Becoming a veterinarian requires specialized training and licensure, or completing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD). This means additional education beyond geting a Bachelor of Science at the undergraduate level. There are many veterinary schools in the United States, and each has somewhat different entry requirements. If you are a biology student interested in becoming a vet, check out our guide below and work with your advisor to come up with a plan for success.