"Pre-Vet" is usually a term for majoring in "Bio or Chem", available at every university, then going to Veterinary School. Animal Science is the more "Hardcore" major for working with large farm animals (Horses, Pigs, Cows Chickens etc.) on your way to Vet School. Animal Science us usually housed within a "College of Agriculture" at large state flagships. Either Path is good! Some universities offer accelerated 7-year tracks called "BS/DVM Tracks". If you love working with animals, but aren’t ready for the full commitment to Veterinary School, "Vet Tech" is usually an AA Degree found at many community colleges, that will license you to work in Vets offices in a high level support capacity.
"Do you have a love for animals and a passion for keeping them happy and healthy? You might want to pursue a career as a veterinarian or zoo keeper, or work for a wildlife or conservation agency. The Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary program will hold you to high standards and prepare you for entry-level positions or the rigors of veterinary school."
Provided By: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
"Midway University’s Equine Studies program provides students with the essential skills they need to enter the broad equine industry or prepare for grad school. Caring for the animal’s well-being is the central focus of this program. The Equine Studies – Equine Rehabilitation degree will help students develop strong, applicable skills in the following areas: Equine rehabilitation, Exercise physiology, Eastern medicine, Nutrition Pharmacology"
(Provided By: Midway University)
"Animal Management is an option within the Animal Science major. The Animal Management option emphasizes the business, economics and practical management aspects of animal production and care of animals. This option is recommended for students preparing to work in agricultural animal production, companion animal care, or agribusiness."
(Provided By: Washington State University)
"This accelerated, combined degree program provides qualified students the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in seven years, one year less than the normal span of eight years. The bachelor’s degree (BS in biology) is awarded by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the doctoral degree (DVM) by Ross University."
(Provided By: Fairleigh-Dickinson University)
"Professionals with veterinary technology backgrounds pursue careers in veterinary medicine, animal control, biomedical research, zoology, and pharmaceutical sales. They also work as lab technicians, surgery assistants, and animal nurses."
(Provided By: Fort Valley State University)
"A focus on small and companion animals opens the door to a wide range of goals from veterinary school to careers in wildlife biology, conservation, game management, zoo and aquarium management, biomedical and pharmaceutical research, wildlife rehabilitation, and more."
(Provided By: Delaware Valley University)
"The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have established a 7-year BS/DVM pathway for those looking for an accelerated route to a veterinary degree."
(Provided By: Cornell University)
"The animal science major offers hands-on experiential learning opportunities with many animals, including companion and captive, aquatic, livestock, dairy, and equine, to name but a few. Regardless of their career path, animal science majors will make a difference in the lives of animals."
(Provided By: The University of California-Davis)