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School of Veterinary Medicine

Undergraduate Opportunities/Professional Career Advising

Questions on Undergraduate Coursework

Department of Pathobiological Sciences
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608-263-9888

Department of Comparative Biosciences
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-5878

Department of Surgical Sciences
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608-263-9808

Veterinary Medical Career Advising

Office of Academic Affairs
School of Veterinary Medicine
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608-263-2525
www.vetmed.wisc.edu/about-the-school/administrative-departments/academic-affairs

Lynn Maki, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Jenna Henshue, Director of Admission

Carmen Reamer, Student Services Program Manager

Overview—Academic Programs

The School of Veterinary Medicine does not offer a bachelor's degree program; however, the school does offer a number of courses that are available to undergraduates. The school offers nondegree residency training programs, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. (Consult the school's website for more information on DVM program.)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program—Undergraduate Preparation

The doctor of veterinary medicine program is a professional degree program. To be eligible for admission to the program, specific prerequisite undergraduate coursework must be completed. However, pre-veterinary medicine is not a major at UW-Madison. Students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine are encouraged to choose a major of interest that can be pursued simultaneously while completing the 60 credits of required coursework. Students may select an academic major in any school or college to be eligible for admission. One major does not have an advantage over another with respect to admission to veterinary medical school.

For advising about preparing for admission to the doctor of veterinary medicine program, contact the Office of Academic Affairs, School of Veterinary Medicine, Room 2268, 2015 Linden Drive; 608-263-2525.

For advising on meeting the requirements for an undergraduate major, contact the advising office in the appropriate school or college—i.e., the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Room 116 Agricultural Hall, 608-262-3003; or the College of Letters and Science Deans' Staff, 70 Bascom Hall, 608-262-5858.

Undergraduate Courses

Although the School of Veterinary Medicine does not offer a bachelor's degree program, it does offer courses that are required for some bachelor's degrees on the campus. The undergraduate courses are offered principally through the school's departments of Pathobiological Sciences, Comparative Biosciences, and Surgical Sciences. These courses are popular electives for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in veterinary science and related fields. Other courses also may be available to advanced undergraduates by obtaining special permission to take the course from the course instructor. Questions about courses offered in the School of Veterinary Medicine should be addressed to the Office of Academic Affairs or to the appropriate department.

The departments of Pathobiological Sciences, Comparative Biosciences, and Graduate School Catalog.

In addition, the Department of Medical Sciences offers courses in the doctor of veterinary medicine program, in M.S. and Ph.D. programs, and in residency training programs.

Comparative Biosciences courses
Medical Sciences courses
Pathobiological Sciences courses
Surgical Sciences courses