College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Combined Ag-Veterinary Medicine -1299D

Planning to be a veterinarian? Looking for a program that will prepare you for success? Striving for that competitive edge? 

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland is the most popular choice for students who wish to pursue veterinary medicine. In addition to their major faculty advisor, students interested in veterinary medicine also work with a second advisor in the admissions office of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine located on campus. A combined degree program is available to students who gain admission to veterinary school prior to completing their bachelor's degree. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students who have completed at least ninety hours, including all college and university requirements, are awarded a bachelor of science degree upon successful completion of at least thirty semester hours in an accredited college of veterinary medicine. Early planning with your advisor is encouraged if you choose this option.

Sample Course Work

Math and Science Courses
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Principles of Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Calculus
  • Genetics
Some ANSC Courses you may take
  • Introduction to Diseases of Wildlife
  • Anatomy of Domestic Animals
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Introduction to Diseases of Animals
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Genetics and Diseases
  • Equine Sciences
  • Applied Animal Behavior
  • Vet Med: Options & Opportunities


  • College and Departmental Scholarships available for incoming freshmen.
  • Mandatory advising and mentoring by a faculty member who is an expert in your field of interest.
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine admissions advisors located here on campus who will assist you in preparing applications to veterinary schools.
  • Modern laboratories, a surgical suite, animal rooms and a teaching farm are part of campus facilities and provide both educational and research opportunities for students.
  • Many internship opportunities in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Zoo, just to name a few.
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