Darrin Good, Professor (Biology)
Students can complete the admission requirements for most schools of veterinary medicine in three years of study at Augustana, but chances for admission improve by completing the bachelor's degree. The minimum recommended courses for pre-veterinary medicine include Biology 200, 210, 360 or 362 and 370; Chemistry 121-122-123 and 311-312-313 and 411; Physics 101-102-103 or 201-202-203. Additional work in English, mathematics, speech communication and statistics may be required by some veterinary medicine schools.
Students also may participate in clinical rotations during the school year at various veterinary clinics in the Quad-City area to obtain the clinical experience necessary for successful competition for admission into schools of veterinary medicine.
Augustana College is the only college with a guaranteed and early acceptance agreement with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Students are accepted at the beginning of their second year at Augustana and must maintain a minimum grade-point average. Our agreement is not only an early admission program, but also a 3-4 program, meaning students can enter the vet school after their third year at Augustana. After their first year of veterinary school, they return to graduate at Augustana, then finish the remain-ing three years of vet school (seven total years). This is not restricted to Illinois residents.
Students interested in veterinary medicine should consult with the advisor early in their first year of study to plan an appropriate schedule of studies.