It is generally recommended that candidates for schools of veterinary medicine complete work for the liberal arts degree before applying for admission. A few highly-competent individuals are admitted with a background of three years of appropriate preparation. The requirements for admission to schools of veterinary medicine are essentially the same as those for schools of medicine and osteopathy. Entrance requirements vary slightly among veterinary schools, so a curriculum plan should be developed in cooperation with the school one plans to attend.
Within a sound liberal arts curriculum, Hillsdale College has included basic courses preparing students for graduate study or entrance into professional schools. The student planning such specialized study should consult the advisor in his particular field of interest for an outline of required subjects and should also consult the catalog of the institution at which he intends to continue his studies. Though requirements are fairly uniform within a given field, they do vary somewhat among professional and graduate schools.