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Pre-veterinary Program

The Pre-Veterinary Medicine curriculum at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is designed to comply with admission requirements of the Veterinary Medicine Cooperative Professional program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Iowa State University. This is the only such program with a contract relationship with Nebraska. Students start taking pre-veterinary classes at UNK and then if admitted into the professional program start classes at UNL and finish clinical courses at ISU. Students can be accepted into other veterinary programs.

Abby Larson

“To be honest, I didn’t choose to study pre-vet at UNK – it chose me.” Through experiences in Biology Club, talks with her advisor, and taking some very enjoyable classes, she discovered what she truly wanted to do. “I was able to perform surgery on mice and then aid in their recovery – a task that not many get to do before vet school.” The experience gave Larson a valuable set of skills that she says will certainly come in useful during school and beyond."

Abby Larson

Pre-Veterinary Program