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Yes you do. In many ways it is harder to be a vet than a doctor. There are different physiologies to know and a whole range of different skills are required. Most importantly animals cannot communicate where the pain is or what the symptoms are.

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Pre-vet is just a declaration to ensure students who wish to pursue veterinary school take the appropriate prerequisuites at the undergraduate level.

Pre-vet is just a declaration to ensure students who wish to pursue veterinary school take the appropriate prerequisuites at the undergraduate level.

Pre-vet is just a declaration to ensure students who wish to pursue veterinary school take the appropriate prerequisuites at the undergraduate level.

Pre-vet is just a declaration to ensure students who wish to pursue veterinary school take the appropriate prerequisuites at the undergraduate level.

Pre-vet is just a declaration to ensure students who wish to pursue veterinary school take the appropriate prerequisuites at the undergraduate level.

Pre-vet is just a declaration to ensure students who wish to pursue veterinary school take the appropriate prerequisuites at the undergraduate level.

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yes pre vet medcine classes is needed to become a vet

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What is the difference between pre-veterinary medicine and veterinary medicine majors?

Pre-veterinary medicine is what you do before veterinary school (that's what the pre is for). Veterinary medicine is not a major. It isn't done at the undergraduate level but rather the graduate level. In order to get into vet school you must complete the pre-veterinary requirements and most likey you will need a bachelor's degree in some field.


Does Harvard have a zoology or veterinary department?

It does not appear that Harvard has a dedicated pre-veterinary medicine program at this time (Fall 2012). However, there is a student organization for pre-vet students. You do not have to complete a dedicated pre-veterinary medicine program to apply for and be accepted to vet school. You simply have to complete the pre-requisites for the schools you wish to apply to.


How long is Pre-Veterinary School?

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Can you go to any college for pre-vet?

In the United States, you can attend any accredited undergraduate college for your pre-veterinary medicine studies.


What is the difference in vet technician and pre -vet?

A Vet-Tech is a worker under a veterinarian kind of like a nurse. Where as a Pre-vet student is in their undergraduate college education with pre-vet as a major. Having a Pre-vet major is when you take on a pre-designed educational course of study so you are well prepared for you Graduate education as a Vet Student.


Can you become a vet technician if you have a pre veterinary medicine Associate degree?

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How do you become a wildlife veterinarian?

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Does UCLA have a veterinary program?

UCLA most likely does offer a pre-veterinary medicine program. However, you don't have to go through a dedicated pre-vet program to get into vet school. You just have to complete all the required pre-requisite courses for application to vet school.


What kind of jobs do you get with an undergrad in vet medicine?

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What colleges in Oklahoma have a vet school?

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What kind of veterinary classes does Marshall University offer?

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Does Florida State University offer veterinarian majors?

The institution has a curriculum layout or track that ensures students take the appropriate prerequisites for veterinary school. However, each school of veterinary medicine may have prerequisites particular to itself. The curriculum that Florida State University has is based on the requirements of the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. Thus, you can take pre-vet coursework at the institution.