Preparation for application to the MU College of Veterinary Medicine is best begun while in high school. The selection process for entrance evaluates academic and non academic criteria.
No fixed requirements exist for the high school curriculum. However, a high school student is generally advised to take four years of mathematics, four years of English (grammar and composition), two years of biology, and as much chemistry and physics as possible. Basic computer skills are useful. Speech, debate, or drama will also prepare the student for communication skills expected of veterinarians.