Veterinary Medicine

Pre-veterinary Medicine

Were you the kid who constantly brought home and cared for stray cats and dogs? If you have an aptitude for science and an interest in learning about animals in their environments, consider Iowa State's world-renowned pre-veterinary programs. We have international experts in animal science and ecology, outstanding facilities, and the resources to help you meet your goals.

An undergraduate degree is not required to apply to Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine. Students may choose to complete the pre-veterinary requirements only or fulfill them while pursuing any undergraduate major. The most common pre-veterinary majors are in the animal and life sciences.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Ranked as one of the top colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine is a cornerstone of one of the world's largest concentrations of animal health professionals (with the USDA's National Animal Disease Center and the National Veterinary Services Laboratories).

Iowa State's Veterinary Teaching Hospital has a wide array of "state-of-the-art" diagnostic equipment and provides a large animal intensive care unit, a small animal intensive care unit, and a wildlife care unit. Over 14,000 animals are treated each year.