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 -

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.



Please contact Dr. Linda Balot ( with any pre-vet questions.

Common Prerequisites
(These are the specific requirements for NC State)

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, 1161

Organic Chemistry with labs - CHEM 2750, 2753 / CHEM 2760, 2763

Genetics – Biol 2300

Microbiology – Biol 2110/2111 or 3220/3221

General Physics with lab - PHYS 1250, 1251

Statistics – Math 2228, 2283, or Bios 1500