Veterinary - Programs & Requirements

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

The DVM is 4 year professional degree. Students must pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE).


Schools in Alabama

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine - Auburn, AL


Recommended Course & GPA Requirements

To be a competitive student, we recommend a 3.5+ cumulative GPA.

Pre-requisites of the below courses are enforced.

Schools look for these classes:
Hours NeededCourse NeededWhat to Take at UAH
8 hrs (w/lab) General Biology BYS 119 & BYS 120
8 hrs (w/lab) General Chemistry CH 121/125 & CH 123/126
6 hrs (w/lab) Organic Chemistry CH 331/335 & CH 332/336
8 hrs (w/lab) General Physics PH (101&102) or (111/114 & 112/115)
3 hrs Biochemistry BYS 361
3 hrs Cell Biology BYS 300
3 hrs Animal Nutrition Course not offered at UAH, can be taken online from Oklahoma State
6 hrs Electives Choose from:
  General Microbiology I BYS 321/321L
  Genetics BYS 219
  Immunology BYS 430
Courses positively adding to your application:
CourseWhat to Take at UAH
Anatomy & Physiology I & II BYS 313 & 314
General Microbiology I BYS 321/321L
Vertebrate Zoology BYS 317
Genetics BYS 219
Calculus MA 171
Statistics MA 281

Upper level science courses illustrate an interest in science and provide an in depth look into such subjects.

There is a lot more you can do to make your application stand out.

The above courses support required and suggested coursework for Alabama schools. The combination of courses are guidelines and specific requirements may differ amongst schools.