Agriculture & Natural
Pre-veterinary Faculty Advisor
Lu Dao, DVM
Horse/Equine Science Faculty Advisor
Pierce College’s Pre-Veterinary Program prepares you for direct transfer into a graduate school of Veterinary Medicine, saving you two years of college!
L.A. Pierce College email@example.com
6201 Winnetka Ave. Box 1052
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Pierce College has the most successful two-year Pre-Veterinary Science program in the State of California. Students may learn "hands on" (kinesthetically), by listening (auditorily), or by seeing (visually). We are internationally known for our excellence in hands-on training of applicants to graduate schools of veterinary medicine. Our farm laboratory and new teaching hospital, our diverse veterinary teaching staff, our excellent life science, and chemistry support programs and our industry mentors have contributed to this success. As of today (October 2018), 278 Pierce alumni have applied and been accepted into graduate schools of veterinary medicine. Our first three alumni were Dr. Charles Jenner, a graduate of Manual Arts High School in South Central Los Angeles and the founding director of the Big Horn Sheep Institute and Dr. Hubert Johnstone (dairy science major), who served as the San Diego County Veterinarian for many years; and Dr. Dick La Rue (Dairy Science major) who had his own practice, following graduation from UC Davis, in Woodland Hills . Our students have been accepted at UC Davis, Purdue, Tuskegee, Mississippi, Fort Collins, Iowa State, Prince Edwards, Gainesville, Michigan State, Wisconsin, University of Liverpool, Oklahoma State, Guadalajara, Kansas State, Ross University, St. George University, Virginia-Maryland, Oregon State University, Washington State at Pullman, University College at Dublin, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, Tufts, Cornell, Glasgow, Texas A & M Western University, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California,The Ohio State University, and Murdoch University in Western Australia. You can read some of their stories at our alumni page.
Review our Pre-veterinary handbook.
Pierce's Pre-Veterinary Program includes several animal oriented agriculture classes. Many of these courses are not offered every semester. Please check with me on a regular basis for course offerings, times and requirements.
AS 401 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology
AS 501 - Principles of Animal Science
AS 505 - Animal NutritionAS 506 - Urban Farm Animal Health Techniques
AS 511 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
AS 512 - Anatomy Laboratory
AS 181 - Veterinary Field Work
AS 120 - Ethical Issues in Using AnimalsAS 596 - Animal Enterprise Projects
Pre-veterinary students are expected to become "active" in our school's Veterinary Sciences Club. This spring's officers include:
If you would like to send a general email to the club officers you may write to them at firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease check out the Pierce Veterinary Sciences Club website on Facebook: Pierce College Veterinary Sciences Club. The Veterinary Sciences Club will be hosting trips to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for a tour annually. Veterinary Speakers will also be featured during meetings that will explore different facets of veterinary medicine (Equine, Companion Animal, Exotic Animal, Poultry, etc...). Club meetings will begin in the Fall Semester from 5:30pm-6:30pm in CFS91126.