This program prepares students for entry into veterinary school at Auburn, Tuskeegee or other veterinary schools.
The Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program at Murray State University can meet the prerequisite requirements for any of the twenty-seven veterinary schools in the nation. The state of Kentucky has contractual agreements with Auburn University for thirty-four students and for two students at Tuskeegee Institute. These spaces are available to legal Kentucky residents on a competitive basis.
School of Agriculture facilities include the south wing of the Oakley Applied Science Building, the E.B. Howton Agricultural Engineering building, the Equine Instructional Facility, greenhouses and three farm complexes located near campus.
TheVeterinary Technology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program is located on the main farm complex in the A. Carman Animal Health Technology Center. The center houses classrooms, faculty offices, laboratories, a pharmacy, surgery suite, kennels and an x-ray room. The program is equipped with state-of-the-art supplies and equipment.
Veterinary Technology/Pre-Vet Club
Provides students with an opportunity to experience extracurricular events in their chosen field.
Club members attend the Mid-America Veterinary Conference held in Kentucky.
Allows students to hear speakers from across the country discussing issues in large animal, equine and small animal care programs.
Students participate in campus activities, such as Doggie Day Spas and Animal Health Day, as well as sponsor continuing education programs for veterinarians, technologists and technicians.
Curriculum 2009-2011 Catalog
|University Studies Courses ||44 Hours |
Agriculture Core Courses
AGR 099 Transitions (Freshman Orientation) (1 hour)
AGR 100 Animal Science (3 hours)
AGR 300 Animal Nutrition (3 hours)
AGR 310 App in Animal Technology (3 hours)
AGR 339 Computer App for Ag (3 hours)
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I (1 hour)
AGR 501 Diseases of Livestock (3 hours)
AGR 599 Ag Senior Capstone (1 hour)
AGR 170 Intro to Ag Sys Tech -OR-
AGR 377 Ag Safety -OR-
AGR 373 Animal in Disaster -AND-
AGR 374 Livestock in Disaster (3-4 hours)
AGR 403 Equine Reproduction -OR-
AGR 506 Repro Physiology -OR-
AGR 523 AI Techniques for Cattle
|24-25 Hours |
AGR 322 Vet Lab Principles (3 hours)
AGR 324 Vet Diagnostic Imaging (3 hours)
AGR 332 Animal Nursing (3 hours)
AGR 510 Animal Anatomy and Physiology (3 hours)
AGR 540 Vet Surgery and Anesthesia (3 hours)
BIO 300 Intro to Microbiology (4 hours)
AGR 489 Coop Ed/Internship -OR-
AGR 590 Internship in Animal Tech (3 hours)
|22 Hours |
| Required Support Courses |
BIO 221 Zoology (4 hours)
CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I (5 hours)
CHE 330 Basic Biochemistry (3 hours)
PHY 130 General Physics I (3 hours)
PHY 131 General Physics I Lab (1 hour)
PHY 132 General Physics II (3 hours)
PHY 133 General Physics II Lab (1 hour)
CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours)
AGR 331 Small Animal Diseases (3 hours)
|26 Hours |