Through the Wilson Medical Institute, students will prepare for a career in veterinary medicine through tailored coursework, service, clinical experience and research.
Students will select a major–often biology, chemistry or biochemistry–while following Albion College’s dedicated curriculum that will prepare them for advanced study in veterinary medicine. Students will have all the benefits of a broad liberal arts education, developing cultural competence, communication, teamwork, and social skills as they learn through one-on-one mentorship with faculty, close relationships with their peers and plenty of opportunities for active learning.
Students will take classes in English, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, math, and the humanities, building a broad foundation that will prepare them for advanced study in veterinary medicine. They will develop keen critical thinking, analytical and research skills through Albion College’s liberal arts core. Students will be exposed to diverse perspectives and become a better communicator and problem solver.
Students will learn from faculty experts and professionals, working with Albion College’s veterinarians in the Held Equestrian Center and participating in research, lab work and clinical placements.
Top jobs for a Pre-Veterinary degree
A degree in veterinary medicine not only prepares you to work as a veterinarian in clinical practice, but also offers doors to jobs in government veterinary services, research, and public health, as well as wildlife conservation, animal welfare, and charitable work.
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Since its founding in 1835, Albion College has grown and expanded its vision of a liberal arts education grounded in purpose, passion and academic excellence. Albion College is nationally recognized for its academic excellence in the liberal arts tradition, a learning-centered commitment, and a future-oriented perspective.
Albion College is committed to liberal education in the arts and sciences. It is the College's belief that such an education empowers individuals to live lives of constructive purpose and accomplishment, enriched by the confidence and pleasure that comes from thinking logically, imaginatively and humanely. In light of this vision, Albion College seeks to create and maintain, in a residential setting, a supportive, intellectually stimulating community which exhibits and prizes curiosity, creativity, dissent and diversity.
Teaching and learning are central to the mission of Albion College. This means that while the faculty are productive in scholarly and creative endeavors, their primary commitment is to teaching–specifically, to fostering the intellectual engagement and growth of students. The primary responsibility of students at Albion College is to develop mastery in the methods by which knowledge is acquired, critically evaluated, and appropriately applied. The college believes such an emphasis prepares students for a lifetime of learning and a multiplicity of possible careers by developing their broad reasoning, writing and speaking abilities. While the classroom is at the heart of the school’s educational mission, Albion College believes that the entire College community should share in the learning experiences found in the school’s residential setting and through involvement in out-of-classroom opportunities and experiences, including those in the City of Albion.