Want to Prepare for Vet School?
The B.S. in Biology and B.A. or B.S. in Biochemistry provide excellent preparation for veterinary school. Maryville College students have stellar placement into veterinary schools due to the rigorous academic program, the emphasis on undergraduate research, and the personal reference letters made by their faculty. During their tenure at MC, students are advised to work at a local veterinary clinic.
This hands-on experience combined with the rigorous academic coursework and undergraduate research provides Maryville College students ideal preparation for vet school.
Maryville College faculty members work closely with MC students, both in courses and conducting research. As a result, Maryville College faculty members are able to write excellent letters of reference and recommendation for MC students because faculty and students truly know one another.
Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.
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.
Outcomes of Recent Grads
Allison Peeler ’16
Currently: Third year student at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Allison knew Maryville College was the right fit for her from the moment she stepped on campus. She found a home among the faculty and students in her Biology major and Chemistry minor and on the College’s Equestrian Team of which she was a member. “I loved our close knit Sutton Science community, especially how supportive and encouraging our professors were,” she said. “Maryville College set me up for success through its rigorous academics, but also provided an environment where I was striving to learn more.”
Hillary Brown ’11
Currently: Veterinarian with Sevier County Animal Clinic
Hillary’s love of natural sciences and the Smoky Mountains attracted her to Maryville College for an undergraduate degree. She studied biology and rode for the Maryville College Equestrian Team. Graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, she completed an internship in equine medicine before returning to Tennessee for work. “During my time at Maryville College, I learned the study habits and commitment to my education that was crucial to my success in veterinary school,” she said. “The Natural Sciences division is full of wonderful mentors who encouraged me in my goals and always challenged me to reach higher.”