On average, 11 JMU students apply to vet school each year with 63% matriculating to their program of choice.

Veterinarians diagnose, treat, and research diseases and injuries of animals. They broadly conduct research and development, inspect livestock, and care for pets and companion animals. While the majority of veterinarians are in private small, large, or mixed animal clinical practice, county, state, and federal governments, universities, private industry, zoos, wildlife organizations, racetracks, and circuses are also some of the diverse settings in which modern veterinarians work.

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No major is required.
$108,350 median annual income (2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics)
For 2018-2020, 17 JMU students were accepted to seven different veterinary schools

Our Pre-Professional Health Advising is here to help with questions about the minor in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Declaring the Minor

Incoming freshmen and transfer students can declare pre-veterinary medicine without verification from PPH Advising. Current students can declare the pre-veterinary medicine minor through My Madison without needing further approval.

Additional Information

Pre-professional health programs do not ensure that all prerequisites for admission to health professions schools are met. Students should inquire with schools of interest to confirm details of admission requirements

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