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University of Pittsburgh Bradford    
2021-2022 Bradford Campus Catalog 
  Feb 04, 2023
2021-2022 Bradford Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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Contacts: Dr. Mary Mulcahy

Students interested in earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) upon completing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford may choose to major in any academic discipline. Most students attending veterinary medical schools majored in biology. Each professional school may have specific requirements, in addition to the minimum courses required by most veterinary medicine colleges, so students are advised to check with the veterinary medicine schools of their choice prior to completing their bachelor’s degree.


Veterinary-related experience is extremely important. This can be gained through paid employment, volunteer work, or internships and may be done in veterinary clinics, farms, zoos, wildlife parks, or ranches. Students should keep a daily time and activity log of their veterinary-related experiences.

Please be advised

Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

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