Pre-Veterinary is a focus area at Montana Tech, not a degree option.  Pre-Veterinary students focus on completing the pre-requisites to get into doctoral programs for veterinary medicine. Students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine typically major in Biological Sciences at Montana Tech.

Why Study Pre-Professional Health at Montana Tech?

Montana Tech has a long and distinguished history of placing students in professional health programs at universities like Harvard, Creighton, the University of Washington, and Colorado State University. Our rigorous academics, modern facilities, one-on-one mentoring and affordability prepare students for success at a fraction of the cost of other universities.

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Pre-med majors receive personalized attention from world-class Montana Tech faculty in a close-knit and supportive environment. You’ll have opportunities to work side-by-side with them on groundbreaking research, from disease transmission and environmental health to the discovery and characterization of mycobacteriophages (viruses that infect mycobacterial hosts).

Ideal Location

Take a break from meeting your pre-veterinary requirements by enjoying beautiful Montana. Close to campus are opportunities for skiing at resorts and in the backcountry, hiking Continental Divide Trail and other trails, fishing in pristine mountain streams, or experiencing southwest Montana’s hot springs.

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90% acceptance rate

For Montana Tech students who apply to medical, dental, pharmacy, or other professional schools

1,100 hours

Average amount of animal experience for 2021-2022 veterinary school applicants in the U.S.

Stand Out,Get Involved

Biology Club, Chemistry Club, and Pre-Professional Health Club are a great way for pre-veterinary students to connect.

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Is Pre-Veterinary a Major?

The Montana Tech pre-veterinary program is not a major but rather a focused set of courses that enable you to complete pre-veterinary requirements for admission into veterinary school. While pre-veterinary programs accept students from other majors, most students in the Montana Tech pre-med program earn a bachelor’s degree in biology.

What Kinds of Jobs do Veterinarians Get?

Veterinarians provide health services for animals and livestock. They perform surgeries, routine care, and dental services. A doctorate in veterinary medicine can also open pathways to teach in higher education, perform academic research, or work in government.

$100,3700 Median Salary

For veterinarians in 2021 


19% Projected Career Growth



Number of veterinary jobs in the U.S. in 2021

Explore Pre-Veterinary Courses

The Montana Tech pre-veterinary program helps you gain admission to veterinary school with courses robust curriculum in cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, physiology, ecology, and statistics. 

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