Pre-Veterinary Medicine

First steps toward veterinary school

Veterinarians play vital roles in protecting both animal and public health. Their roles extend from treating pets, to ensuring the health and welfare of food-producing animals, to performing research and beyond. The profession has never been more crucial in today’s changing world.

Start your journey toward becoming a veterinarian with an associate degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at CLC. Save money and get a strong start in the biological and chemical sciences. Then transfer easily to complete additional veterinary school prerequisites or a bachelor’s degree.

Why study Pre-Veterinary Medicine with us?

Small classes = personalized instruction

Your instructors know you by name—not number. At CLC, the professors are teachers first, researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand veterinary medicine.

You learn from the same materials studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes.

Our Academic Success Advisors are skilled communicators who help you navigate the transfer process. When you’ve picked where you want to go after CLC, we’ll make sure the process is as painless as possible.


  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

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Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree

Courses in the program

General Biology, General Chemistry, and everyone’s favorite, Organic Chemistry, form the program’s backbone (get it!?). We also include more foundational courses such as Evolution and Zoology.

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Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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