A woman in a white coat with a stethoscope around her neck looks into the mouth of an Australian shepherd.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

In addition to another major of your choice, form a foundation of understanding to prepare for a future in veterinary medicine.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

For students who are interested in preparing for a career in the veterinary field, the Pre-Veterinary Medicine program at Montana State encourages students to explore and prepare for academic majors that translate to admission into schools of veterinary medicine. It is important to note that the program is not a major from which students will graduate, but rather is an advising program that helps prepare students for making the next step in their veterinary careers.






Illustration of an open book, its pages fluttering.

Competitive Edge
Montana State pre-vet students are academically very well qualified and sought after among the regional veterinary schools.

Illustration of an erupting geyser.

University of the Yellowstone™
Montana State students make Montana, including nearby Yellowstone National Park, their classroom, laboratory and playground.

Illustration of a steer's head facing forward.

The BART Farm
The 400-acre Bozeman Area Research & Teaching (BART) Farm is less than one mile from campus.




Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Pre-Veterinary Medicine students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Technician

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.