Veterinary Medicine

Nature of the Work

Veterinarians care for pets, livestock, sporting and laboratory animals, and protect humans against diseases carried by animals. Veterinarians diagnose medical problems, dress wounds, set broken bones, perform surgery, prescribe and administer medicines, and vaccinate animals against diseases. They also advise owners on care and breeding.

The Program

The GCC program provides the first two years of general education courses designed to transfer to the university level for continuation of studies. All states in the U.S. require that veterinarians be licensed. To obtain a license, applicants must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and pass a state board examination.

The Requirements

The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate Degree in Veterinary Medicine:

Prefix First Year Courses Credits
ORI 100 College Experience 1
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II  3
CHM 151 General & Inorganic Chemistry I 5
CHM 152 General & Inorganic Chemistry II 5
MTH 112 Trigonometry 3
MTH 110 College Algebra 4
Social Science Electives 6
BIO 101 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 102 Biological Diversity 4

Second Year Courses
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHY 201 Elements of Physics I and 4
PHY 202 Elements of Physics II or 4
PHY 251 General Physics I and  5
PHY 252 General Physics II  5
BIO 250 Human Anatomy 4
BIO 251 Human Physiology (Winter) 4
Humanities Electives 9
BIO 215 Introduction to Microbiology 4
Total Credits: 75-77


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