Confirm your interest in veterinary medicine, prepare academically and develop the necessary skills and experience:
Identify pre-requisite courses, and the classes at UC San Diego or elsewhere to meet them.
This is a general guideline. Please check individual schools for their specific pre-requisites:
Organic chemistry (FAQ)
Students enrolled in CHEM 40A on or before Summer 2022 will use "old" CHEM 40 series (CHEM 40A, B, C) + lab (CHEM 43A)
Student who are not Chem/Biochem, or Engineering majors starting organic chemistry in Fall 2022 or later will use the "new" CHEM 40 series (CHEM 40A , CHEM 40B + Lab (CHEM 43A)
Student who are Chem/Biochem, or Engineering starting organic chemistry in Fall 2022 or later will take (CHEM 41A, B, C) + lab (CHEM 43A)
As an example, view UC Davis Admissions Criteria and Profile of Accepted Applicants
Read about individual vet schools’ Admission Requirements
Join the UC San Diego Pre-Veterinary Student Association.
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