marshall university veterinary school

Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

The Marshall University Veterinary program’s mission is to educate students and increase the number of veterinarians practicing in under-served areas. We do this by educating students to provide primary veterinary care, complete clinical experiences in a wide range of animal species, and educate them on general business practices in order to create a global perspective on the profession of veterinary medicine. Our curriculum will prepare students to enter a wide variety of careers which range from research and academia, to large animal practice, small animal practice, shelter medicine, zoo medicine, food safety and security as well as exotic animal practice and international service.

The College offers one of only approximately 200 vet school in the nation. The program lasts four years and includes a broad-based curriculum that leads to an advanced level of knowledge in veterinary medicine, extensive clinical experience in multiple hospitals, and large animal and small animal practice.

Top 6 Veterinary Schools in the world

The Marshall University School of Medicine and other schools at the University are some of the best in the country. Marshall has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Veterinary Schools” by U.S. News & World Report since 2006, ranking 5th among public universities and 9th overall nationally. The school is also located in gorgeous Huntington, West Virginia, about 25 minutes from downtown Charleston and less than an hour from historic Warm Springs.

Top 6 Veterinary Schools in the world: 1. University of Pennsylvania 2. University of California—Davis 3. Cornell University 4. University of Minnesota 5. University of Florida 6. Washington State University Although there are many other top veterinary schools in the United States, these six are recognized as some of the best places for aspiring veterinarians to receive their education



CodeTitleCredit Hours
Required Courses
BSC 120 Bison imagePrinciples of Biology4
BSC 121 Bison imagePrinciples of Biology4
BSC 302Principles of Microbiology3
BSC 304Microbiology Lab2
BSC 422Animal Physiology4
CHM 211 Bison imagePrinciples of Chemistry I3
CHM 212 Bison imagePrinciples Chemistry II3
CHM 217 Bison imagePrinciples of Chem Lab I2
CHM 218 Bison imagePrinciples of Chem Lab II2
CHM 355Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 356Organic Chemistry II3
CHM 361Intro Organic Chm Lab3
CHM 365Introductory Biochemistry3
Select one of the following:3
CMM 103Fund Speech-Communication
CMM 104HHonors in Speech Comm
CMM 207Bus & Prof Communication
Select one of the following:3-6
ENG 101 Bison image
ENG 201 Bison image
Beginning Composition
and Advanced Composition
ENG 200H Bison imageTexting the World (CT)
ENG 201H Bison imageEnglish Comp Honors
MTH 140Applied Calculus3
or MTH 229 Bison imageCalculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)
PHY 201 Bison imageCollege Physics I3
PHY 202 Bison imageGeneral Physics I Laboratory1
PHY 203 Bison imageCollege Physics II3
PHY 204 Bison imageGeneral Physics 2 Laboratory1
Humanities or Social Science6
GRE or MCAT, during calendar year before start of veterinary school
Total Credit Hours65-68

Pre-Veterinary Club


The Pre-Veterinary Club at Marshall University aims to provide an array of opportunities for students to broaden their knowledge in the field of Veterinary Medicine, along with building a competitive application for veterinary colleges. The club aspires to provide these opportunities by allowing members to become more involved at Marshall University and the community.  The Pre-Vet club seeks to provide help to local shelters and clinics, along with the staff and faculty within these facilities. The club desires to provide students the chance to travel to veterinary colleges, attend meetings with special speakers, and leave Marshall University with a broader knowledge of veterinary medicine and a better application than before.

Marshall University Veterinary School is a state-of-the-art facility, with dedicated faculty and staff committed to teaching, learning and patient care. The school provides the highest quality of veterinary care for the companion animal and livestock populations of West Virginia, North Central and Southern Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, and most of Southern Pennsylvania. Through a variety of programs including large animal medicine and surgery, small animal medicine and surgery, food animal medicine, public health veterinary medicine, equine health management, exotics veterinary medicine and zoo animal veterinary medicine Marshall University Veterinary School is able to produce well rounded veterinarians who are prepared to provide quality care to all species

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