Veterinary Bioscience

The Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Bioscience program is an interdisciplinary degree that will give students a foundation in science with the option of a Biological Sciences or Animal Science concentration. Both options allow students to complete prerequisite coursework stipulated by the Veterinary Medical College Application Service and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, making them competitive for acceptance into schools such as NC State Veterinary School, Auburn University, University of Florida, Virginia/Maryland College of Veterinary Science, and University of Tennessee. In addition to preparing students for Veterinary School, these concentrations will make students competitive for research-based graduate programs and/or industry positions in science and agriculture.

Key Program Features

Master basic biological and chemical laboratory skills as well as animal handling skills

Complete prerequisite coursework stipulated by the Veterinary Medical College Application Service

Work hands-on caring for animals at the Kornegay Student Farm and through class research projects

Program Details

Our program allows students to complete a Chemistry minor built into the Veterinary Bioscience degree. Within the Animal Sciences concentration, students will work hands-on with cattle, sheep, goats, swine, poultry, and equine.

Students will be able to intern with small animal and large animal veterinarians as well as obtain research and sales positions within the pharmaceutical, biomedical, and animal health industries.

Allison Shingleton has been fascinated with animals since the age of four. She states, “The older I got, the more I realized we have to be the voice for these animals.” Originally from Statonsburg in Wilson County NC, Allison is now a third-year veterinary student at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is currently completing clinical rotations and enjoys the hands-on learning opportunities they provide.

Allison graduated from the University of Mount Olive (UMO) in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (the Veterinary Bioscience Degree was created after she began her studies). Allison chose UMO because it was close to home, had small class sizes and a offered a broad science curriculum. Along her journey at UMO she made numerous personal connections with her professors. Professor Sharon Jackson said she remembers Allison as really determined to reach her goals no matter the obstacles. Allison’s next goal is to become a mixed animal general practitioner aiding small and large animals. We wish her the best of luck.

More Information

Traditional Undergraduate Degree Sheets
  • Research and sales positions within the pharmaceutical, biomedical and animal health industries
  • Quality assurance technicians in the food industry
  • Continued study for veterinary school or graduate programs in biology or animal science