The Biology Department offers a program for students interested in attending veterinary school, including advisement from Dr. Kurt Galbreath. Pre-vet students are closely advised about current requirements for admission to vet schools and are able to see how to integrate these prerequisites into their major's program.
The pre-vet program facilitates veterinary-related, service-related, and research-related experiences for students through interactions with veterinarians and animal specialists in private practices, humane societies, zoos, wildlife preserves, and other areas of interest (e.g., the UP 200 dogsled race).
NMU has an active pre-vet club where students interested in animals (domesticated or wild, vertebrate or invertebrate) meet to learn more about animals and support each other through the challenging courses they share. Members bring in speakers (e.g., local veterinarians, applied animal behaviorists, dog breeders), take field trips (e.g., dairy farm, buffalo farm, alpaca farm, horse stable), and conduct fund-raisers to support these activities.
Handbook for Pre-Veterinary Students