The prerequisites required for entry into the Professional DVM Program are selected to best prepare applicants for the rigorous curriculum. Applicants are also encouraged to complete all prerequisites prior to submitting their application to obtain maximum admission points. See our selection procedure page for details on the admissions formula.

Prior to admission into the professional program, applicants must have ALL of the following:

  • Completed 56 hours of prerequisite course work by the end of the Spring semester before enrollment
  • Completed or be enrolled in the following prerequisites prior to Fall application (in addition to the prerequisite work required by Spring):
    • Organic Chemistry I
    • Physics I
    • Biochemistry I
  • The majority of their science prerequisites completed by the semester of application
  • All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the past 10 years. Any coursework over 10 years will need to be retaken.

Prerequisite Courses

All prerequisite courses must be with a grade of “C” or better.

Texas A&M University

Texas Common Course Numbering System

Animal Nutrition Requirements

Texas Locations

School Animal Nutrition Feeds & Feeding
Abilene Christian ANSC 336 ANSC 352
Angelo State ANSC 3441 ANSC 3342
Lubbock Christian ANS 4324 ANS 3403
Prairie View A&M ANSC 3503 N/A
Sam Houston AGR 373 AGR 494
Stephen F. Austin ANS 333 ANS 444
Sul Ross ANSC 4303 ANSC 3403
Tarleton ANSC 4063 ANSC 3094
Texas A&M – College Station ANSC 303 ANSC 318
Texas A&M – Commerce ANS 308 ANS 307
Texas A&M Corpus Christi BIOL 3300 N/A
Texas A&M Kingsville ANS 407 NONE
Texas Christian University RM 3703 N/A
Texas State University AG 3325 AG 4325
Texas Tech ANSC 3301, (A)ANSC 3305 ANSC 3307
West Texas A&M ANSC 275 ANSC 310

Courses by Correspondence

School Animal Nutrition Feeds & Feeding
Kansas State University – phone # (800) 622-2578 ASI 318 N/A
Oklahoma State – phone # (405) 744-6390 ANSI 3543 N/A
University of Kentucky – phone # (859) 257-33377 N/A ASC 380

Effective 10/29/08: The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has approved the ANSC 221 – Animal Nutrition course from Purdue University in Lafayette. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us at:

Professional Programs Office | Office of the Dean
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine& Biomedical Sciences
4461 TAMUCollege Station, TX 77843-4461
Tel: 979.862.1169 | Email: