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Biological Sciences with a Pre-Veterinary Sciences Track/Veterinary Medicine
B.S./D.V.M.: Maryville College and the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Senior Year in Absentia
The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a Pre-Veterinary Sciences Track from Maryville College and to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine consists of three academic years at Maryville followed by four academic years at UTCVM. This program offers an alternate track for earning a B.S. from Maryville College in which requirements for the senior year of study are completed at UTCVM as part of the first year of veterinary school. All general education, major, and major-related courses specified to be taken at Maryville College must be completed by the end of the junior year at Maryville College. During the junior year, the student makes application to the UTCVM; admission is determined by the UTCVM. Students admitted to the UTCVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program can be awarded the B.S. in Biological Sciences with a Pre-Veterinary Sciences Track upon completing enough hours at UTCVM to bring the total in the program to 128, including Clinical Correlations & Ethics I & II, Application Based Learning Exercise I & II, and at least 17 hours in Anatomy, Physiology, Infection & Immunity, and/or epidemiology.
Any student interested in pursuing the dual-degree option in Biological Sciences with a Pre-Veterinary Sciences Track is urged to consult the Dual-Degree Coordinator in the Division of Natural Sciences as early in the first year as possible. The program consists of 105 semester hours completed at Maryville College, including a total of 63 hours of science courses (Chemistry, Biology, and Physics) and 42 hours in general education credits. The program is highly structured and most of the courses are part of a sequence; thus, one‘s course of study must be carefully planned to ensure that all general education and major requirements are met during the three years spent at Maryville.
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University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Meet a Current Student
Michael Quatrano ’20
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Now a junior, Michael is finishing up his MC requirements and will soon apply to the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, where he hopes to spend the next four years. His career goal is to become a small-animal veterinarian, but he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to work on a research project involving orthopedic implants in goats at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center. Michael’s preparation for vet school also has included getting to know faculty members as mentors and holding leadership positions on campus.
“I chose Maryville College because I wanted to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian at an institution with small classes and personal attention,” he said.