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Veterinary School Class Recommendations

Choosing a career is more complicated than deciding what to have for dinner or where to go on vacation. Whether you’ve just begun thinking about veterinary medicine as a career or it’s been a lifelong dream, you probably have some questions about how to get there and what you may have to give up along the way.
This post is part of our common questions about becoming a veterinarian and their answers section of our blog. Check out more under the veterinary questions and answers category. We also encourage you to add your own voice and send us your questions. Chances are, if you’re wondering about something, someone else is too.


Hi, I’m starting community college next fall and I just wanted to know what classes do you guys recommend for me to take that will benefit me and my plan in becoming a veterinarian. My plan is to graduate high school this year and go to DVC then transfer to UC Davis for their veterinary medicine program. I want to be prepared as I can be!


Each veterinary school has specific requirements for admission, including prerequisite courses. Since you are interested in applying to UC Davis, I would go to their website for specific information on which courses to take.
It is also important to make sure that the particular courses you are taking at your community college satisfy the requirements. The UC Davis website has good information on this.
We also have a new website called Vet School Bound which provides information on how to Apply Smarter to veterinary school, including required courses for veterinary school application.
I hope this helps and please feel free to contact us with any questions or if there is anything we at the VIN Foundation can do to help.
Thanks for asking!
VIN Foundation Board Member
Check out our Vet School Bound website for more help on how to Apply Smarter to veterinary school.
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