Pre-veterinary advising is available to current ECU students through the Center for Pre-Professional Advising.
ECU students are assigned a primary advisory who will guide them through their major and course selections. When students register with the Pre-Professional Advising Center and indicate that they plan to work towards veterinary school, they will also be assigned a pre-professional advisor (Dr. Linda Balot, DVM -- local veterinarian volunteering with ECU Pre-Professional Advising) as a secondary resource. The pre-professional advisor will help the student determine a timeline for completing the pre-veterinary prerequisites and preparing for the veterinary school application process. As ECU does not have a veterinary program it is important that students research their options and specific requirements early. ECU Pre-Vet Curriculum degree plan
Students apply through the American Veterinary Medical Association website - http://www.aavmc.org/
The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Exam) are typically required for admission. Please check the requirement of the schools to which you are apply.
MCAT - http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/
GRE – http://www.gre.org
Please contact Dr. Linda Balot (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any pre-vet questions.
Animal Nutrition (No ECU equivalent)
Biochemistry – Chem 2770/2771 or Biol 4880
Principles of Biology I or II w/labs - Biol 1100/1101 or 1200/1201
Calculus – Math 2119, 2121, or 2171
General Chemistry with labs - CHEM 1150, 1151 / CHEM 1160, 1161Organic Chemistry with labs - CHEM 2750, 2753 / CHEM 2760, 2763 Genetics – Biol 2300Microbiology – Biol 2110/2111 or 3220/3221General Physics with lab - PHYS 1250, 1251Statistics – Math 2228, 2283, or Bios 1500
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of American of Veterinary Medical Colleges
Humane Society of Eastern Carolina
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Pet Food Pantry of Eastern NC
Pitt County Animal Shelter
Saving Graces for Felines
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
VMCAS - Veterinary Medical College Application Service