Wilkes University

Pre-Veterinary (D.V.M.)

Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.

Veterinarians typically do the following:

  • Examine animals to diagnose their health problems
  • Treat and dress wounds
  • Perform surgery on animals
  • Test for and vaccinate against diseases
  • Operate medical equipment, such as x-ray machines
  • Advise animal owners about general care, medical conditions, and treatments
  • Prescribe medication
  • Euthanize animals

Application process for Veterinary programs vary by school. It is important for students to be aware of the specific process of the schools to which they may apply.

There are many factors that are evaluated throughout the application process.

  • Academic Record
  • The Standardized Test – General Record Exam (GRE), Medical School Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Letters of Evaluation  
  • The Interview
  • Animal and Health Related Experience
  • Commitment to Service
  • The Application Service – Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Please visit the Center for Health Sciences and Student Success in the College of Sciences and Engineering at Wilkes University for more information on the application process.

Application timeline for Veterinary programs vary by school. It is important for students to be aware of the specific process of the schools to which they may apply. Applications are usually available in early June of each year and are due in the early fall. Students should apply one year prior to entrance into a Veterinary program. 

Pre-Veterinary students are encouraged to apply early and to work with the Center for Health Sciences and Student Success in the College of Science and Engineering at Wilkes University in preparation of the application process.

Application requirements for Veterinary programs vary by school.

It is important for students to be aware of the specific requirements of the schools to which they may apply. Due to the wide range of prerequisites, reference Veterinary Medical School Requirements (VMSAR).


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