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To any veterinarians: What did you get your undergraduate degree in before going to med school?

Asked by LittleLemon (1281points) July 12th, 2012

I’m looking for anyone that can tell me what field they chose to pursue for their Bachelors, prior to obtaining their DVM.

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gondwanalon's avatar

Since no veterinarians have answered this I thought that I’d give my answer. It was my goal to become a veterinarian when I entered college with Zoology major. It was a good plan however I didn’t get the grades. At the time (the mid 1970’s) I needed a nearly perfect 4.0 average and know a veterinarian who would write me a recommendation which I didn’t have. I got A’s and B’s in my biology classes but did worse in chemistry, physics and math. There were other options open to me with a B.A. in Zoology. I chose to get my credentials in Clinical Laboratory Science. I have no regrets for failing to become a veterinarian. I did my best and gave it the old college try.

All the best to you!

LittleLemon's avatar

I appreciate your answer! I am afraid of having the same troubles, since my aptness for Biology is definitively stronger than that of any heavily math-based science. That said, I’ve yet to finish some of my core science courses for any college degree, so it’s possible that some of the subjects may pleasantly surprise me. I’m glad to hear that the laboratory science field is working for you. I’ll keep my eyes open for some other opportunities, in case becoming a veterinarian ends up being a bad fit for me.

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