Earn a Pre-Veterinary Science
Ensure the health and well-being of a variety of animals
Our pre-veterinary science program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge necessary to enter veterinary school. We advise you to learn the admissions requirements of the veterinary school you plan to enter and then work with the pre-veterinary science advisors to fulfill those requirements.
With one-on-one attention from the faculty, and the opportunity to shadow anywhere from 100-200 hours, you will gain a better understanding of the chosen medical field while at our private university. Students studying pre-veterinary science can choose either biology or chemistry/physics as a foundation degree.
About Our Pre-Professional Veterinary Science Program
Pre-Professional Veterinary Science Concentration
This degree focuses on preparing you for a successful career in veterinary school.
- Be accepted into veterinary school
- Pursue a career as a veterinarian
- Combine passion with knowledge to prevent disease and heal animals
While earning your pre-veterinary science degree, you can expect to take courses including Advanced Microbiology, Human Embryology, Immunology, and Pathophysiology. A complete four-year plan of study can be found here.
About Our Faculty
Pre-Professional Veterinary Science Department
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in veterinary science. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in pre-veterinary science, you can expect a promising future. The veterinary field is projected to grow 12% between 2014 and 2024. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand for veterinarians.
A degree in pre-veterinary science from Newman University will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialities related to veterinary science. Here are some examples of potential careers and median salaries:
- Epidemiologist ($65,000 a year)
- Veterinarian ($84,000 a year)
- Veterinarian Assistant ($23,000 a year)
- Veterinarian Technologist ($31,000 a year)
Our pre-veterinary science students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning and shadowing in the Wichita community. This allows you to gain experience in veterinarian offices, animal hospitals, or clinical research programs. We also take the time to conduct mock interviews for all of our students going into a medical field. This, along with shadowing and internships, helps you to become well prepared for the most important interview of your career.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our pre-physical therapy program, our students can join the Chemistry Club or the Newman University Medical Professions Club (NUMPC), an organization of 200+ members that gives students of all pre-professional medical disciplines the opportunities for mentoring and community involvement (including mission trips). These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"I would definitely recommend Newman. I was an undergraduate student, and I stayed just because it’s worth any amount of money because you’re a person there. You get to know everyone. I know so many of the staff, the faculty, there’s nothing like it."
Krista Greenlee, Class of 2016
"The communication and teamwork, especially with my advisors, and having that small classroom size really helped me because it was one on one. The knew my name, and I wasn’t just a number."
Emily Lievan OF 2016
Start Your Pre-Veterinary Science Degree Today
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