Pre-Vet Checklist

checklist

Download pdf of Pre-Vet Checklist

Current as of 5/8/18

  • Meet with Pre-Vet, Pre-Health advisor, or contact Deanna Gerber, ISU-CVM Coordinator of Recruitment (dgerber@iastate.edu)
  • Prerequisite courses completed.
PREREQUISITE COURSE PLANNED IN PROGRESS COMPLETED
Ex:Physics 1 + Lab (4 cr) Phys 111 Fall 2020    
English Composition (3 cr)        
English Composition (3 cr)        
Oral Communication (3 cr)        
General Chemistry 1 + Lab (4 cr)        
General Chemistry 2 (3 cr)        
Organic Chemistry 1 + Lab (4 cr)        
Biochemistry (3 cr)        
Physics 1 + Lab (4 cr)        
General Biology 1 + Lab (4 cr)        
General Biology 2 + Lab (4 cr)        
Anatomy and/or Physiology (3 cr)        
Genetics (3 cr)        
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences (total of 6 cr)
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences        
Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences        
Electives (total of 8 cr)
Elective        
Elective        
Elective        

*For more detailed information see website. Questions: Kathy Kuehl, Coordinator of Admissions kkuehl@iastate.edu

  • 200 hours or more of quality animal, veterinary, or research experience. (Optional experience log attached.)
  • Contacts for Letters of Recommendation
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION NAME REQUESTED SUBMITTED
Recommender 1 (Required)      
Recommender 2 (Required)      
Recommender 3 (Required)      
Recommender 4 (Highly suggested)      
Recommender 5 (Optional)      
Recommender 6 (Optional)      

*For more detailed information see website.

  • Investigate cost of veterinary education
  • Investigate possible available scholarships
  • Save for cost of application
    •    VMCAS Cost __________
    •    Supplemental application fee __________
    •      Cost of visit to ISU-CVM ______________
  • Prepare for application by reviewing admissions information on ISU-CVM and AAVMC websites
  • Download Application Checklist


Experience Log

(200 hours or more of quality animal, veterinary, or research experience)
This log can help you keep track of the information needed to complete the experience portion of the application.
Your reflections listed here may also be helpful in completing the essays required.

DATE HOURS SITE SUPERVISOR/MENTOR REFLECTION/COMMENTS
10/15/17 6 Happy Hounds Vet Clinic Dr. Becky Smith Observed a physical exam and dog spay. Learned the importance of a vet’s ability to educate owner about pet’s routine care.