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Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Professional)

Careers in veterinary medicine require years of advanced study. Medical coursework is rigorous and entry into professional schools is very competitive. Students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine can begin their studies at Clatsop Community College before transferring to a four year institution.

A foundation of science and math is required to succeed in veterinary medicine, and all veterinary schools list their entrance requirements. It is essential that you meet with your advisor often to plan the classes that you need for transferring.

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Take the COMPASS placement evaluation (You will be prompted to register online for the COMPASS through online admissions. For more information about the COMPASS Placement Evaluation click here).
  3. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor (If you need help identifying your advisor contact the Student Services Center at 503-338-2411 or email). 
  4. Register for Classes.

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