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Pre-VetProgram Overview

The B.S. in Biology and B.A. or B.S. in Biochemistry provide excellent preparation for veterinary school. Maryville College students have stellar placement into veterinary schools due to the rigorous academic program, the emphasis on undergraduate research, and the personal reference letters made by their faculty. During their tenure at MC, students are advised to work at a local veterinary clinic.

This hands-on experience combined with the rigorous academic coursework and undergraduate research provides Maryville College students ideal preparation for vet school.

Maryville College faculty members work closely with MC students, both in courses and conducting research. As a result, Maryville College faculty members are able to write excellent letters of reference and recommendation for MC students because faculty and students truly know one another.

Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.

External Relationships

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Penrose Farm
Knoxville Zoo
Mane Support

Outcomes of Recent Grads

Featured Graduate

Hillary Brown ’11
Currently: Completing an internship in equine medicine at Woodside Equine Clinic in Ashland, Va.

Hillary’s love of natural sciences and the Smoky Mountains attracted her to Maryville College for an undergraduate degree. Studying biology and riding horses on the Maryville College Equestrian Team, she developed a passion for equine medicine that led to a career as an equine veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. “During my time at Maryville College, I learned the study habits and commitment to my education that was crucial to my success in veterinary school,” she said. “The Natural Sciences division is full of wonderful mentors who encouraged me in my goals and always challenged me to reach higher.”