Pre-Veterinary Medicine​​​​​​

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


Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option

This option consists of four years at the University 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 UF's pre-veterinary medicine program have a vet school acceptance rate of more than two times the national average!

Alumni Success

"The faculty and staff at UF laid the groundwork upon which all of my successes have followed."
-- Stephen Reichley '09, DVM, CertAqV, Clinical Instructor for the Aquatic Teaching and Diagnostic Service at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Click here to read more from Stephen.


Early Admission

Animal science/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 course work and the successful completion of the first year of veterinary school studies.


Experiential Learning a Priority!

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

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 UF’s equine hospital (board certified equine surgeon on staff). The University Equine Veterinary Services, Inc. (located at our English riding facility)offers emergency and routine medical and surgical services for Findlay's animal herds and animals belonging to the general public.