Join the Leaders
The graduate certificate in Veterinary Science is designed by veterinary professors for future veterinary students and animal health professionals.
- Build a strong foundation for success in veterinary school
- Understand the process of applying basic principles of health science in solving animal health problems
- Better prepare and strengthen your veterinary applications
- Develop confidence and competence in critical thinking in solving animal health problems
Who should apply?
- Are looking to enhance their veterinary school application
- Are looking to build a strong foundation for success in veterinary school
- Are seeking to fill the gap between their undergraduate degree and veterinary school
- Are ready to deepen their confidence and competence in critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
What makes the program unique?
- Take 4 graduate courses (12 credit hours) of material not covered in your undergraduate curriculum
- Gain veterinary student mentors who will work with you and advise you on surviving veterinary school and the admissions process
- Receive coaching on building academic competencies from faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine
- Receive a head start to the first year of veterinary school-Day 1 Readiness
- Build your academic and professional networks and relationships
- Receive Academic Development services
- Veterinary Student Mentor (Near Peer Mentor)
- Teaching Faculty Mentor (pod leader)
- Guidance on writing personal statements, cover letters, and interviews
- Career Counseling
- Receive a transcript and certificate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine upon successful completion of the program to show future employers or admission committees.
Spring forward to a Master of Veterinary Science
Completion of the certificate can count toward the hours needed for your Master of Veterinary Science (MVS) degree at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.Upon admission into the MVS degree program, you may petition for the 12 credit-hours from the certificate to count towards your degree. The
MVS degree program requires 32 credit-hours. You could earn a Master of Veterinary Science after successfully completing the remaining 20 credit-hours.
|Course Name||Credit Hours||Schedule|
(9 month program)
|VCM 507: Veterinary Form and Function||3||Fall|
|VCM 509: Biology of Veterinary Pathogens||3||Fall|
|VCM 513: Science of Health Homeostasis||3||Spring|
|VCM 514: Science of Health Evaluation||3||Spring|
Need more information about our online programs to determine if it is a good fit for you? We are happy to jump on a call or chat via email.