Pre-Professional Veterinary

Agriculture Students in Classroom

Do you have a passion for animals and are looking to turn that into a career? We are here to get you started! 

You know you want to work with animals. But before you can study to become a full-fledged veterinarian, you need to gain experience through a bachelor’s degree. The pre-veterinary program at Lincoln sets you up for success by offering courses that are typically required for entry into veterinary graduate programs within the United States. 

Preparatory classes include advanced chemistry and biology courses. Students may also choose from courses such:

  • Breeding and genetics
  • Animal feeds and nutrition 

Before entering your graduate work, you’ll have an opportunity to engage with world-class animal science researchers – giving Lincoln students every advantage possible when seeking a career in veterinary medicine. 

Possible Careers

  • Farm manager
  • Cattle Manager
  • Animal scientist
  • Veterinarian*
    • Companion Animal Practitioner
    • Emergency Veterinarian
    • Large Animal Veterinarian
    • Small Animal Veterinarian
    • Veterinary Surgeon
    • Veterinary Surgical Specialist
    • Zoo Veterinarian

*May require additional certifications or education.

Apply Today! 

State-of-the-art farms and labs

Farms where students gain practical experience at Lincoln University incorporate:

  • Aquaculture
  • Large and small ruminant production
  • Greenhouses
  • Vegetable and fruit production
  • Integrated pest management
  • Selected agronomic crops

Degree Information

Major Checklist: Pre-Professional Veterinary


  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture
  • Geospatial Information Sciences
  • Wildlife Management

Find Your Major!

If you're not sure if Agriculture and Environmental Science is the right department for you, use our Find Your Major tool to find the major that is best suited for you.

Contact Us

Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Irasema Steck, Administrative Assistant
219 Frank Hall
816 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO  65101
P: 573-681-5380  F: 573-681-5955