Pre-veterinary students at Daemen College typically major in Biology or Biochemistry as these majors include all of the courses required for acceptance into veterinary medical school. The program provides students with a strong scientific background leading to success in their professional program.

  • Students gain hands-on experience conducting research with a faculty mentor for two years and completing a senior thesis based on their research.
  • Study abroad experiences are also encouraged to enhance global and cultural awareness.
  • Service learning is required for all majors at Daemen College which is congruent with the mission of many medical schools.
  • Internship opportunities with local vet clinics, animal shelters, wildlife rehabilitation facilities, and zoos.  
  • Core concentrations in health policy can set you apart from other pre-veterinary students.

Program Highlights

  • Strong scientific preparation by highly qualified faculty
  • Hands on research requirement with Natural Science faculty having a wide variety of research interests in areas such as: wound healing, developmental biology, animal behavior, forensic science, marine biology, physical chemistry of wound dressings, ecology, anatomical evolution, environmental chemistry, microbiology, organic chemistry, and brain electrical activity
  • State of the art laboratories and equipment
  • Pre-veterinary advisors
  • Internships to gain experience working with animals

3+4 Program with Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine

Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) have partnered to offer highly qualified students an opportunity to earn their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 7 years. Twenty students are accepted as freshmen into this program annually and are guaranteed an interview and are eligible for seats in the LMU-CVM program as long as they meet program requirements including a specified grade point average. After successful completion of their first year of veterinary medical school, a BS in Natural Sciences will be conferred by Daemen College.

Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Harrogate, Tennessee with state-of-the-art facilities. Established in 2014, LMU’s veterinary medicine degree is an emerging program at the well-established institution and one of only 30 DVM programs offered across the U.S. As one of the newest programs in the country, it has received provisional accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. Students begin hands-on training with animals in their first semester with a wide variety of species located at LMU-CVM’s DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center housed on 700 acres in Ewing, Virginia (12 miles from main campus). Fourth-year clinicals are offered off-site including future locations in Western New York.

Additional Information

Please contact Brenda Young, at with any questions.