The Pre-Veterinary Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Honors College (HC) and the OSU Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine (CCVM). This program is designed for incoming Corvallis HC students who have strong academic abilities and an interest in pursuing veterinary medicine as a career. Pre-Veterinary Scholars will obtain experience, knowledge, and mentorship that will help solidify their career goals and strengthen their application to a professional veterinary program. 

Applicant Eligibility and Procedures

Students admitted to the Honors College at Corvallis who accept admission by the May 1st Oregon State Deadline, will be invited to apply to the Pre-Veterinary Scholars Program by the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Interested students should:
  • Apply to OSU and the Honors College
  • If admitted to the HC's Corvallis campus, commit to attend Oregon State University and the Honors College by May 1st of the year you plan to start at OSU. 

  • Fill out the questionnaire sent to you via email. The email questionnaire will be sent shortly after the May 1st college decision deadline. 

  • When invited to apply, write your essay that specifically addresses interest, experiences, and expectations in the field of veterinary medicine.

Program Structure

Students admitted to the program will be assigned a faculty mentor from the  Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine (CCVM) who will be responsible for overseeing the student’s progress. It is expected that the participants Honors thesis will be related to some facet of the veterinary profession. Students will participate in research and observe clinical medicine during the academic year and summer and will be encouraged to participate in CCVM activities including:

  • Clinical and research talks
  • Senior paper presentations
  • Rounds offered by student chapters of professional veterinary organizations
  • The Pre-Vet volunteer program
  • Research Day at the CCVM
  • Educational programs for children and communities

For more information contact:

Gildha Cumming
HC Assistant Dean of Admissions, First-Year Engagement and Communications
Honors College
[email protected] 

Tess Collins
Assistant Dean of Admissions & First-Year Experience
Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine
[email protected]