First Year | College of Arts & Sciences | Kent State University

First Year

  • Become familiar with general prerequisite courses necessary for admission to vet school by visiting http://www.aavmc.org/Students-Applicants- and-Advisors/Veterinary-Medical-College- Application-Service.aspx.
  • Select a major that interests you and work prerequisite courses into your curriculum.
  • Start to build relationships with your professors by visiting them during office hours to discuss your progress in the class and your long term goals.
  • Attend tutoring or supplemental instruction, if available, for any courses you find challenging to establish a strong GPA.
  • If you have not already so, start gaining meaningful experience working with animals of all types and sizes. It is very likely you will be volunteering your time and will not be paid. Consider contacting animal shelters, sanctuaries, zoos, private veterinary practices, and farms to find out if they will allow you to shadow or volunteer. 
  • Become involved on your college campus. This should include participation in the Pre-veterinary Medicine Club.