Selecting a Major

So what should you major in at TAMUCC? A common myth is that you have to major in a science degree as a Pre-Veterinary student; however, this is not true. We recommend that you choose a degree based on your interests. It is important to choose a major based on your academic interests rather than one that you think looks good to veterinary schools. Choose a major that you are passionate about, whether it is a major in Liberal Arts, Business, Health Sciences, or something else entirely, completing the prerequisites for veterinary schools can be accomplished. Certain degrees may cover the pre-veterinary prerequisites; however, veterinary schools also accept students who show broad interests in their academic coursework through a non-science major. Major in any subject you want!

If you would like to major as a Pre-Veterinary student follow this degree plan:

  • Pre-Veterinary Degree Plan (Under Revision)

Texas Schools

Foreign Schools

These are schools that our office has visited. For more information contact Dr. Gonzales.

Stress Management Resources


University Counseling Center 361-825-2703

  • Individual walk-in support M-F 8-5 PM in the Driftwood Building
  • Counselor on Duty Hours M-F 9-11:30 AM & 1-4 PM
  • After Hours Crisis, call 361-825-2703 and press 2 to be connected to the Emergency counselor
  • Self Help Resources


Veterinary School Application Exams

Research Veterinary Schools Before You Apply!

  • Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR)

Application Services


Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine uses TMDSAS (Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service).



Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primaryapplication through TMDSAS, VMCAS, and other application services. Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted. Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable. Please check with Texas A&M Vet School on their secondary application cost.

Letters of Evaluation

  • Check to be sure an individual is willing to provide a reference for you before entering them on the application. As soon as you save their information, an e-mail request is automatically sent to them
  • All references must be submitted through the online reference portal. They should not be e-mailed to VMCAS. If your references have questions, encourage them to contact VMCAS directly

Personal Statements

The personal statement is a critical component of your application to dental school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values.

Pre-Veterinary Resources

  • List of Veterinary Schools 
  • Occupational Outlook 
  • Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)  site includes application tips, commonly asked questions, and statistical information. Pre-Vet Advisor guide
  • NetVet an incredible resource for anyone interested in veterinary medicine. Contains links to veterinary medical colleges, professional organizations, the Electronic Zoo, and much more! Highly recommended
  • American Veterinary Medicine Association  
  • American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • Careers with Animals - Working with Furry & Non-Furry Friends
  • Step-by-Step on how to become a Vet in each state