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What colleges would you recommend if I want to do a pre-vet track?
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I'm an aspiring veterinarian. To be more specific, I'm thinking about doing zoo medicine, and google's not doing a very good job of giving me schools that have a good pre-vet track that includes zoo medicine, so I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations.

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You're likely having a hard time finding these programs because zoo medicine is much more common as a vet school specialization than an undergraduate one. This site here seems to have a good overview of what it takes to end up specializing in zoo medicine: https://study.com/articles/Zoological_Veterinary_Medicine_Degree_and_Training_Program_Info.html.

From that, there are a couple of ways you could pursue this. 1) Look for vet school programs with zoo medicine as an option and consider doing your undergrad at those schools as a zoology or animal science major—you may be able to network with professors as an undergrad and gain some early experience. 2) Look for schools with strong undergraduate zoology or animal science programs, because doing well at those programs would likely get you the inside track to a vet school that would let you pursue zoological medicine.

As for where those programs might be, there was actually another question here last week about the best schools for zoology and animal science. We listed a bunch of schools there, so take a look: https://www.collegevine.com/questions/1891/what-schools-are-known-for-zoology-animal-science?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website.

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