Pre-Vet Advising

Maren Johnson is the Program Coordinator and Dr. Molly Murphy is the Director of Student and Academic Affairs for the UAF Department of Veterinary Medicine. They work closely with CSU-CVMBS to provide pre-vet advising.

CSU has a list of prerequisite courses and credits available (Preparatory coursework guide (PDF)) and UAF has the necessary courses to meet these prerequisite requirements. University of Alaska has several pathways for pre-vet students.

Students are encouraged to take upper level biomedical science courses such as microbiology, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, histology, and nutrition to improve their applications for the veterinary program. If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Veterinary Medicine (

Application Evaluation and Entrance Process

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), College of Natural Science and Mathematics (CNSM), Department of Veterinary Medicine (DVet) is a partner with the Colorado State University (CSU), College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences (CVMBS) and all applications will be submitted via their website and evaluated by their standards and practices; to learn more about that process please visit the CSU-CVMBS website (CSU Application Review Process).