Faculty with industry experience
The pre-veterinary medicine program is comprised of industry-experienced, full-time faculty members who are involved with the teaching and development of the animal science curriculum. Class sizes are small and faculty members are available to assist and advise students on an individual basis.
High achieving students
The University of Findlay’s Pre-Veterinary Program is proud of its students, who have earned better than a 60 percent acceptance rate into schools of veterinary medicine. The average acceptance rate of pre-veterinary students entering a school of veterinary medicine is one out of three, or 33 percent.
UF students have been accepted to veterinary schools at Western University, University of Florida, Colorado State University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, University of Wisconsin, Auburn University, Mississippi State University, Tuskeegee University, Washington State University and Ross University. In addition, several UF students were accepted into master's programs of public health and graduate programs in biology.
Unique hands-on curriculum
Each year of UF’s pre-veterinary program offers unique hands-on curriculum, starting with animal handling classes in the first two semesters. Sophomore animal nutrition and reproduction students, are responsible for the care of the livestock in the pre-veterinary program. They are supervised by the student barn manager, Dr. Kerns and the Western Farm manager. Students entering their junior and senior years will begin clinical internships where they will have the opportunity to participate in actual clinical medicine. They have the opportunity to choose small animal medicine / surgery, food animal medicine / surgery or equine medicine / surgery. Here's a chance for them to observe a part of the veterinary profession they may not yet have seen.
Faculty-supported student research
Many students are able to conduct research projects in biology, veterinary medicine or animal science. Veterinary schools are very interested in students having a research background as candidates for admission to professional school. This past year, over twenty graduating seniors had conducted research projects with either biology or animal science faculty.
The Pre-Veterinary Program is proud of its diversity. Classes have consistently come from all over the United States, as well as other countries, such as Germany, Sweden and India. An exchange program is in place with a veterinary program in Japan.