Pre-Veterinary

A veterinarian’s work is extraordinarily diverse due to the amount of different species and physiologies that they have to be familiar with.  Throughout their days, veterinarians have to play various roles including surgeon, pharmacist, dentist, orthopedist ....and they need to be able to provide comfort and care to both patient and owner.

A veterinarian has a strong background in science and technology. Those are the tangible skills you’ll need, and you’ll learn those skills at WPI. But what makes some veterinarians stand out and become more successful than their peers, is a strong basis in the humanities and arts, the ability to work in a team, and the proficiency to work in a high-energy setting.

As a student in WPI’s Pre-Veterinary program, you will be extraordinarily well-prepared to handle all the challenges of this fast-paced, wide-ranging career.

WPI’s project-enriched curriculum, with an emphasis on the humanities and arts, will help you relate to the people and animals in the community in which you choose to work. Our seven-week terms will prepare you to handle pressure, and give you the ability to dynamically change what you’re focused on. Our state-of-the-art laboratories will introduce you to the various pieces of instrumentation that you’ll work with on a daily basis. And our renowned faculty will advise you on all things from course selection, to choosing a specialty, to applying to veterinary school.

Here, the schedule changes every three to four weeks so you have to stay on top of things from the beginning and be prepared for an exam within days. WPI really helped me learn to manage my time.

Morgan Oexner, ’09
Student, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Professional Connections

In nearby Grafton, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University partners with WPI in many ways. Students can complete an academic program or internship. As part of an agreement between WPI and Tufts, you can apply for and receive early admission to vet school in the spring of your sophomore year and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) will not be required.

 
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Academic Advising Guidelines

Our office of Academic Advising has prepared guidelines to help you succeed in our Pre-Veterinary program.