The Biology Department offers strong preparation for students interested in attending veterinary school. Pre-vet students receive advising on requirements for admission to vet schools, and they are given guidance on how best to plan their academic trajectory.
NMU and the Marquette area offer numerous research-related, veterinary-related, and service-related experiences for students through interactions with Biology faculty, animal specialists, and veterinarians in private practices, humane societies, zoos, wildlife preserves, and other areas of interest (e.g., the UP 200 dogsled race).
NMU also has an active pre-vet club that gives students interested in working with animals (domesticated or wild, vertebrate or invertebrate) the opportunity to develop relationships and pursue activities that are centered around their common interest. Past club-sponsored events have included invited speakers (e.g., local veterinarians, applied animal behaviorists, dog breeders), field trips (e.g., dairy farm, buffalo farm, alpaca farm, horse stable), volunteering at local animal shelters, and fund-raisers.
Dr. Jennifer Jezylo (email)