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.
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.
|Student Learning Outcomes||University Learning Goals (KMERI*)|
|1. Students will be proficient 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 completing a comprehensive dissection project.||Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive|
|4. Students will be proficient in 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 effectively participate in Team Based Learning.||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 Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Engaged, Responsible, and Inquisitive. To learn more about KMERI, visit our University Learning Goals page.