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B.S. in Pre-VeterinaryCare for Creatures
Great and Small

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The pre-veterinary major at Cornerstone University prepares you to care for all God’s creatures in a clinical setting. You will learn the basics of animal biology, medicine and treatment for work at a veterinary office, animal rescue or wildlife rehabilitation center.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids

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of God's Creation

As a pre-veterinary major at Cornerstone, you will explore more of God’s creation by learning about the biology, science and chemistry of animals. You will then apply these principles to the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries and other important procedures. Our students find innovative ways to learn both inside and outside the classroom through hands-on experience and rigorous academics.

As a disciple of Christ, you understand that it’s important to be a steward of all of God’s creatures. A pre-veterinary degree from Cornerstone will prepare you to continue your education to become a certified veterinarian or vet technician and mobilize your career.


The veterinary industry is as diverse as the animals it serves. A pre-veterinary student can expect to find work in any area from wildlife rehabilitation to animal medicine.


  • Industrial laboratory technician
  • Veterinarian school graduate student
  • Researcher
  • Park ranger
  • Ecologist


As a student at Cornerstone, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in an internship or practicum. Discover your vocation through our Center for Career and Life Calling.


  • Novis Animal Clinic
  • Indian Trails Dairy Farm
  • Cedar Springs Animal Hospital


Of KSEM graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Program Features

The pre-veterinary program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Graduate School

Our Science & Kinesiology Division students receive admission to respected graduate schools, including the esteemed institutions listed below.

  • Central Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Lake Erie Medical School
  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Maryland

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One of the many things that I love about Cornerstone is the professors. They are all intentional in helping you succeed, elevating your knowledge and getting you ready for the next step in your life. They have transformed the ordinary classroom into a place where we can give thanks and glory to God for the skills that He has equipped us with.

Allysen Bond (B.S. ’23)


CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

The Science & Kinesiology Division at Cornerstone has several programs dedicated to training effective medical care professionals. Take a look at some of the other programs we offer.

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