Pre-Professional Veterinary Medicine

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/BioChemistry as a foundation degree.


Check back soon for curriculum information for the 2022-23 school year.

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.

Career Outlook

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 specialties 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.

Program Outcomes

"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

Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Science and Mathematics
316-942-4291 ext. 2116
Office: BGSC217
Associate Professor of Biology
Division of Science and Mathematics
316-942-4291 ext. 2114
Office: BGSC221
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Science and Mathematics
316-942-4291 ext. 2243
Office: BGSC219
Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Science and Mathematics
316-942-4291 ext. 2427
Office: BGSC223