Prepare for a successful career in veterinary medicine.

Emmanuel College's pre-veterinary program is your stepping stone into the world of veterinary medicine, equipping you with a competitive advantage as you set your sights on the GRE, graduate school and a fulfilling career dedicated to animal care.

Veterinary schools are in search of individuals with a strong scientific foundation, coupled with a well-rounded education in the liberal arts and sciences. Depending on your academic interests, we recommend either the health sciences concentration within the biology major or the biochemistry concentration within the chemistry major to prepare for your continued education.

As your pursue your undergraduate degree, Emmanuel offers opportunities to work with cutting-edge lab equipment in our state-of-the-art Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center. Here, you'll gain invaluable hands-on experience by engaging in research alongside dedicated faculty and fellow students. Beyond our campus, in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, you can hone your skills through internships at institutions such as Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and many more.

And when you seek guidance and support, turn to our Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC). Comprised of devoted faculty members, they'll serve as your mentors, your advocates, and your bridge to the world of highly competitive graduate programs.

The Curriculum


    You may choose any major at Emmanuel, but the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) requires you to complete, at minimum, the following courses. As you embark on your college journey, it's advisable to thoroughly review the specific requirements of your chosen school.

    • BIOL1105 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
    • BIOL1106 Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
    • CHEM1101 Principals of Chemistry I with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
    • CHEM1102 Principals of Chemistry II with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
    • CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I with lab
    • CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II with lab
    • PHYS2201 General Physics I (calculus based) with lab (SI-L)
    • PHYS2202 General Physics II (calculus based) with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
    • One year (two semesters) of English and math, and courses in biochemistry, psychology and sociology are also recommended