Pre-Veterinary Program, St. Louis | Maryville University

PRE-VETERINARY

PRE-VETERINARY

PRE-VETERINARY

Turn your compassion
for animals into a career.
Turn your compassion for animals into a career.

Veterinarians often have both a strong background in science and a passion for working with people and animals. Maryville helps students demonstrate both.

The Pre-Veterinary Program at Maryville University serves students from any science major interested in pursuing a career as a veterinarian. Through coursework, mentoring, project-based learning and volunteer opportunities, you will build a competitive application for top veterinary programs.

In this program, you’ll be advised by the Pre-Health Professions advisor and a Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee, which offers information on colleges and careers, admissions requirements, opportunities to conduct undergraduate research and assistance in identifying job shadowing and volunteer opportunities.

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Maryville University biology students at Galapagos Islands during study abroad trip

Maryville offers study abroad programs led by faculty experts. Students recently traveled to the Galapagos Islands to study its unique environment and engage in scientific research and environmental education opportunities.

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

students in a lab

Throughout Maryville’s Pre-Veterinary program, you’ll be well-prepared for your future veterinary training. Our science programs collaborate with many leading-edge research companies in the St. Louis region, including:

• Danforth Plant Science Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Mallinckrodt
• Monsanto
• Pfizer

 

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THE BIG PICTURE

Veterinarians often have both a strong background in science and a passion for working with people and animals. The unemployment rate is low, around 0.4%, according to U.S. News, and most jobs come with low levels of stress and reasonable work/life balance.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$162,450

MEDIAN

$93,830


JOB GROWTH

19%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

15,000 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

79
%
VETERINARY SERVICES
13
%
SELF-EMPLOYED
  3
%
GOVERNMENT

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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You can start your goal of obtaining a veterinary degree at Maryville University.

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