Veterinary Medicine


Pre-veterinary advising is available to current ECU students through the Center for Pre-Professional Advising.

ECU students are assigned a primary advisory who will guide them through their major and course selections. When students register with the Pre-Professional Advising Center and indicate that they plan to work towards veterinary school they will also be assigned a pre-professional advisor as a secondary resource. The pre-professional advisor will help the student determine a timeline for completing the pre-veterinary prerequisites and preparing for the veterinary school application process. As ECU does not have a veterinary program it is important that students research their options and specific requirements early.

Application Process

Students apply through the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges website.

The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Exam) are typically required for admission. Please check the requirement of the schools to which you are apply.


Common Prerequisites (These are the specific requirements for NC State)

  • Animal Nutrition – (No ECU equivalent)
  • Biochemistry – Chem 3770 or Biol 4880
  • Principles of Biology I or II w/labs – Biol 1100/1101 or 1200/1201
  • General Chemistry with labs – CHEM 1150, 1151 / CHEM 1160, 1161
  • Organic Chemistry with labs – CHEM 2750, 2753 / CHEM 2760, 2763
  • Genetics – Biol 2300
  • Microbiology – Biol 2110/2111 or 3220/3221
  • General Physics with lab – PHYS 1250, 1251 & Phys 1260, 1261
  • Statistics – Math 2228, 2283, or Bios 1500