​Animal Science​ - ​Pre-Veterinary Medicine​ Option​

What makes Findlay one of the top pre-veterinary universities​ in the country?  

This option consists of four years at the Universit​y of Findlay and is completed with the awarding of a bachelor's degree. It's a program developed in consultation with representatives from veterinary schools who stress the need for both strong academic preparation and practical animal contact for veterinary candidates. Two special seminars provide orientation to the various fields of veterinary medicine and facilitate application to veterinary schools.   

Graduates of Findlay's Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program have​ a vet school acceptance rate of more than two times the national average! 80% of our students over the last 10 years have been admitted to veterinary school on their first application.​


Why choose Findlay's Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program?

Our students reap the benefits of outstanding facilities and strong relationships with area professionals. Learning opportunities include:  

  • Working on-site with four practicing veterinarians  

  • Observing at area veterinary clinics  

  • Small animal and large animal medicine  

  • Veterinary school acceptance rate nearly twice the national average  

  • Observing at Findlay’s equine hospital (board-certified equine surgeon on staff) offers emergency and routine medical and surgical services for Findlay's animal herds and animals belonging to the general public.

Early Admission

The pre-veterinary medicine option majors who gain early admission at the end of their junior year to a professional program of study, will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Findlay contingent upon having completed 102 hours of approved coursework and the successful completion of the first year of veterinary school studies. 

Experiential Learning

Findlay’s program is recognized for its hands-on approach to animal health. Our current students come from a variety of backgrounds, including farm, suburban and urban environments. They enjoy a strong academic foundation in preparation for veterinary school, along with practical experience at one of two outstanding farm complexes.   

Learn more about the Dr. C. Richard Beckett Animal Science Building - including a virtual tour!  

Year-by-year Overview of the Program