B.S. in Equine Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Graduate Studies

This major provides a unique opportunity for all pre-veterinary medicine students, including those interested in other species, to work with horses at our Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, producing horse-experienced veterinary students. In addition to fulfilling the specific requirements for entry into a graduate or veterinary program, students study the horse in depth, one body system at a time, learning about the normal anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders, current diagnostic modalities, treatments, prognosis and prevention.

Students graduate from the program with a knowledge base that serves them well in future veterinary courses across species. Courses in Farrier Science are also offered, as well as many undergraduate research opportunities.

Bachelor of Science in Equine Pre-Veterinary/Pre Graduate Medicine Curriculum (PDF)

Is Equine Preveterinary Medicine / Pregraduate Studies a good fit for you?

Sheri Birmingham, DVM – Chair of the Department of Equine Science and The Preveterinary Program Adviser shares more reasons to choose the Equine Pre-veterinary Medicine / Pre-graduate Studies major.

Is Equine Pre-Veterinary Medicine A Good Fit For You? (PDF)

Student Learning Outcomes University Learning Goals (KMERI*)
1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in basic equine handling and management skills. Knowledgeable, Multi-literate
2. Students will demonstrate awareness of current issues related to the equine industry. Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Responsible
3. Students will demonstrate applied knowledge of equine anatomy by documenting a comprehensive dissection project. Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive
4. Students will be proficient in veterinary clinical skills specific to their area of study. Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive
5. Students will understand and apply specific concepts related to their area of study and be an educational resource for the community. Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Engaged, Responsible
6. Students will increase knowledge in area of study through Team Based Learning activities. Engaged, Inquisitive
7. Students will be able to evaluate veterinary and medical journals to broaden their understanding and working knowledge of veterinary medicine. Knowledgeable, Multi-literate

*NOTE: KMERI refers to Otterbein's learning goals. It stands for KnowledgeableMulti-literateEngagedResponsible, and Inquisitive. To learn more about KMERI, visit our University Learning Goals page.