High School Students

If you are interested in a career in veterinary medicine and are now planning your High School schedule, you are strongly encouraged to complete:

  • 4 years mathematics - algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus
  • 4 years laboratory sciences - biology, chemistry, physics
  • 4 years English composition
  • Other courses - to round out your education are dependent upon the college / university to which you wish to be admitted

In addition, you need to participate in activities that help you research and experience any career; but specifically for Veterinary Medicine, we recommend:

  • General animal - 4-H animal projects, humane society, zoo, racetrack, livestock farm, etc.
  • Veterinary work - hands-on work under the supervision of a veterinarian

Information Resources for interested high school students:


Special Programs for High School Students:

Vet Scholars Program for High Achieving Seniors

Boiler Vet Club

Annual Boiler Vet Camp:

Boiler Vet Camp

Additional Links

DVM Connect

Student Services Center


Veterinary Medical School Application(VMCAS)

Questions? Contact Admissions:

Phone: (765) 494-7893
Email: pvmstudentservices@purdue.edu

Corresponding Address: 

Purdue Veterinary Medicine
Student Services Center
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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