Calvin's pre-professional programs will prepare you not only for acceptance into some of the best veterinary schools in the country, but also to be a compassionate and well-rounded animal healthcare provider. A liberal arts education at Calvin will help you pursue your goals.

Overview

To prepare for acceptance to veterinary school, you will need to take a series of courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. You can choose any major, but many pre-veterinary students choose the B.S. in biology program. As part of the pre-veterinary program at Calvin, you will also meet with a faculty advisor to help you stay on track with your career plans.

Careers in Pre-Veterinary Medicine

  • Large Animal Practice
  • Small Animal Practice
  • Zoo Practice
  • More

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Employment at West Michigan Regional Laboratory; Laboratory assisting; Pre-vet Club, Work at Calvin College's Ecosystem Preserve to manage wildlife

Scholarships

Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Dr. Bernard J. Ten Broek Biology Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,100
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need required; demonstrate interest in the area of animal biology
  • apply through the Calvin Portal
View all scholarship opportunities

Faculty

Carolyn Anderson

Carolyn Anderson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeVries Hall 335
cea3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6343

Eric Arnoys

Eric Arnoys
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeVries Hall 233
earnoys@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6051

David Benson

David Benson
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeVries Hall 303
deb22@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7699

Ronald Blankespoor

Ronald Blankespoor
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeVries Hall 227
blan@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6174

Curtis Blankespoor

Curtis Blankespoor
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
DH 123
cblankes@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6498

Randall DeJong

Randall DeJong
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
DH 109
rdejong@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7625

Roger DeKock

Roger DeKock
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeVries Hall 301
dekock@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6344

Herbert Fynewever

Herbert Fynewever
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeVries Hall 229
hrf3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7711

Loren Haarsma

Loren Haarsma
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
SB 260
lhaarsma@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8517

Paul Harper

Paul Harper
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
SB 161
pharper@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6408

Arlene Hoogewerf

Arlene Hoogewerf
Professor of Biology
department chair
Department of Biology
DH 105
ahoogewe@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8668

David Koetje

David Koetje
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
DH 105
dkoetje@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7047

Rich Nyhof

Rich Nyhof
Professor
Department of Biology
DH 111
nyhr@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6347

Anding Shen

Anding Shen
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
DH 209
as28@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6025

Kumar Sinniah

Kumar Sinniah
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeVries Hall 225
ksinniah@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6058

Chad Tatko

Chad Tatko
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeVries Hall 307
cdt2@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7584

Peter Tigchelaar

Peter Tigchelaar
Professor
Department of Biology
DH 107
ptigch@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6346

John Ubels

John Ubels
Professor
Department of Biology
DeVries Hall 213
jubels@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6219

Randall Van Dragt

Randall Van Dragt
Professor
Department of Biology
DeVries Hall 113
vdra@calvin.edu
(616)526-6497

Douglas Vander Griend

Douglas Vander Griend
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
DeVries Hall 231
dav4@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8729

Amy Wilstermann

Amy Wilstermann
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
DeVries Hall 129
amw26@calvin.edu
(616)526-7620

Talk to us

Jeannette Henderson Jeannette Henderson
Department Co-Chair
Department of Biology
Bunker Center 108B
jmh46@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7601

Lori Keen Lori Keen
Department Co-Chair
Department of Biology
DH 203
keel@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6080

Phyllis Pennock Phyllis Pennock
Department Co-Chair
Department of Biology
SB 155
ph25@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6083

Admissions

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