Truman offers courses that provide an excellent foundation if you plan to attend veterinary school and become a veterinarian. Class discussions, team projects, clubs, and mentoring create a lively, engaged community of learners where you develop the communication and leadership skills for a successful future in veterinary school and beyond.
Pursue What Drives You
At Truman, you can pursue the questions that intrigue you and dig deeply for more complete answers so you’re well-equipped when you enter veterinary school. Our two most popular pre-veterinary majors are biology and agricultural science, but you have the freedom to choose the major that fits your interests and professional goals.
Discover Meaningful Experience
As a student at Truman, you gain experience that can give you an even greater edge for admission to veterinary school. Participate in job shadowing, internships, study abroad, and research. Gain hands-on experience at the 400-acre University Farm, home to a herd of Gelbvieh cattle and a herd of riding horses.
Getting accepted into veterinary school is extremely competitive. You can increase your odds by getting actively involved with everything that interests you. And with nearly 240 student organizations, Truman makes this easy. Connect with other pre-veterinary majors as a member of our Pre-Veterinary Club. Expand your network by joining the Show Cattle Team, Equestrian Team, Horseman’s Association, or Herpetology Club. No matter what your interests are, at Truman you build lifelong connections through a whole host of organizations, sports, honor societies, and service organizations.
Begin a Successful Future at Truman
Requirements for each veterinary school differ so you should check out each school's individual requirements. As an undergraduate student at Truman, you will work closely with your academic advisors to ensure that you stay on track to meet the admission requirements for the veterinary school to which you plan to apply.
Yesterday, the annual Missouri Livestock Symposium was held here in Kirksville at the middle school. The symposium offers educational program for agriculture lovers in many areas, ranging from horses, to sheep, to forage crops, and home gardening. All the programming is free and provides a lot of great information on the many areas of agriculture. […]
Dr. Campbell and his research team will be headed to Chicago next week to explore new opportunities in research funding. Funded originally by the USDA’s Agriculture Research Services Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM), Campbell is looking for ways to continue his research into Amylomaize. Campbell says research into Amylomaize in corn is specifically important because […]