Courses listed are required by the UC Davis School Veterinary Medicine (UCD) and Western University of Health Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine (WU). Contact schools directly for the most recent admissions requirements. As a college student, it is important to be certain that the courses you take are transferable and/or recognized by the veterinary school you are hoping to attend!
“One year” is approximately equivalent to eight (8) semester units or 12 quarter units, assuming a standard 4-unit class. UC Davis and Western U have specific requirements for which classes you have to have completed by application submission. See their websites for details.
Other vet schools require additional prerequisites. Here is a list of some classes you may consider taking if you are planning on applying to vet schools outside of California:
*Recommended, but not required.
UC Davis’ Health Professions Advising has a great chart that lists all of the prerequisite courses for each vet school. As always, double check requirements with the vet school’s official website since information may have changed.