Job growth for veterinarians is expected to increase by 18 percent from 2018-28, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Receive professional preparation for veterinary medical school and incorporate your love of animals into rewarding career opportunities.

 

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Daemen College’s pre-veterinary medicine program is a member of the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association.

Program Benefits

  • Our pre-vet students typically major in biology, biochemistry or natural sciences, which include all required courses for acceptance into veterinary medical school.
  • Annual pre-veterinary seminar offers professional preparation, field trips and hands-on experiences.
  • Qualified students can earn their doctor of veterinary medicine in just seven years through our partnership with Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Internship opportunities are available with vet clinics, animal shelters, wildlife rehabilitation facilities, and zoos throughout Western New York.
  • Students participate in hands-on research opportunities in areas including wound healing, developmental biology, animal behavior, forensic science and marine biology.
  • Minors in sciences or core concentrations in health policy give our students a competitive edge in the field.
  • Students receive support from highly qualified faculty and their own pre-veterinary advisor.
Female veterinarian on a farm holding a baby pig
3+4 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program

Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have partnered to offer highly qualified students an opportunity to earn their doctor of veterinary medicine in just seven years.

These students study at Daemen for three years and are guaranteed an interview for seats in LMU’s emerging program to complete their last four years.

AT LMU, students begin hands-on training with animals in their first semester with a wide variety of species. Fourth-year clinicals are offered off-site, including future locations in Western New York.

LMU’s DVM program is one of only 30 offered across the U.S. and has received provisional accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

Career Outlook

18% projected job growthDaemen pre-vet graduates have attended Cornell University, North Carolina State University, Ross University, Purdue University, University of Tennessee and others.

Graduates now practice as licensed veterinarians in clinical settings throughout the U.S., including at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Houston Zoo and many more.

Popular career options include

  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist
  • Conservation biologist
  • Laboratory animal technician
  • Animal nutrition specialist
  • Animal behaviorist
Brooke Viera,’18

Natural Sciences, Health Sciences

Brooke Viera,’18 standing in a field

Student at Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine

Kristen Strobel, ’15

Natural Sciences-Individualized Studies

Kristen Strobel, ’15

Recent 2020 DVM/MPH graduate of University of Tennessee Veterinary School

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