Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration

Students need real expertise and experience to be accepted into highly competitive veterinary schools. That’s why Hiram College offers the pre-veterinary concentration for science majors. At Hiram, pre-vet major students can pursue hands-on learning opportunities, from shadowing working veterinarians to studying wildlife at the college-owned 500-acre Field Station.

Read on to learn key aspects about our pre-veterinary school near Akron and Cleveland, and everything that Hiram College can provide to prepare you for a bright future.

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About Our Pre-Vet Program Near Cleveland

Program Summary

Most students who choose the pre-veterinary concentration major in biology, but some study biochemistry, chemistry or biomedical humanities. The unique combination of a broad science curriculum and a liberal arts foundation at Hiram prepares pre-vet students to use their knowledge and creativity to tackle new challenges.

The students in our undergraduate vet program experience an intimate learning environment and hands-on opportunities at Hiram, preparing them to excel in vet school and their careers. Practical experience starts in on-campus labs and the nearby James H. Barrow Biological Field Station.

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Career Paths for Our Pre-Vet Major Near Youngstown

  • Veterinarian
  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Forest service administrator
  • Animal conservationist
  • Public health professional
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LINDSEY CROMES ’07 | Biology and Theatre Major


“I remember sitting in groups in class working through complex problems, with professors who were there to help if you needed it.”

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Ways to Get Involved as a Pre-Vet Program Student

Hiram College has two field stations. Less than three miles from campus, the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station is an active research and educational facility. Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we have a beautiful camp called the Northwoods Field Station.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Cleveland-Area Pre-Veterinary School

At Hiram, we are dedicated to the success of our students and ensure that they receive a first-rate education in a welcoming environment. Some of the advantages you’ll receive when you join our pre-vet major program near Akron, Ohio include:

  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Diverse on-campus sports, clubs, and organizations
  • 95% employment rate following graduation
  • Internship opportunities
  • Expert faculty committed to student growth

Along with these features, you will be living in the picturesque village of Hiram, Ohio, which is conveniently close to the major cities of Akron, Cleveland, and Youngstown.

Due to this, our students are able to go on fun and fulfilling trips in their downtime, exploring these regions, trying out great restaurants, shopping at diverse stores, and partaking in cultural activities like attending museums and concerts. We’re also within easy driving distance of Columbus and western Pennsylvania as well, opening up even more opportunities.

While at Hiram, you will appreciate the wealth of opportunities available beyond the classroom, allowing you to grow, network, and enjoy life to the fullest. These include:

To apply to our program, you can do so through our undergraduate application page. During our application process, there are zero fees, and we offer a test-free admission policy.

Contact Us About Our Northeast Ohio Pre-Vet Major

If you’d like to learn more about our program, be sure to request info from our team and we’ll be happy to assist you. Otherwise, you can apply today to get started on your career journey!

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