Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Veterinary DVM program 2011-2015

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

American Veterinary Medical Association

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
General Biology w/lab for science majors

BI 211, 212, & 213 Principles of Biology

Note: All three courses must be completed for the sequence to transfer as BI 211, 212, 213 to OSU.

General Chemistry w/lab for science majors CH 221, 222, & 223 General Chemistry 15
Organic Chemistry w/lab for science majors

CH 241, 242, & 243 Organic Chemistry

see organic chemistry information below

Physics w/lab for science majors - 2 quarters PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics 12
One course in Statistics MTH 243 Statistics I 4
College level Algebra and Trigonometry MTH 111 College Algebra and MTH 112 Elementary Functions 10
1 course in Animal or Human Physiology BI 231 Human Physiology or take at OSU 4
ANS 311 Animal Nutrition May be taken on-line through OSU -
Upper Division Biochemistry – 2 quarters

These are 300-400 level courses.

Take at OSU or other 4-year institution

Upper Division Biological Sciences in: choose from: additional biochemistry, additional physiology and/or anatomy, animal reproduction, cell biology, cell physiology, epidemiology, histology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, and virology

Take at OSU or at another

4-year institution

Genetics Take at OSU or other 4-year institution -

General Education/Electives:**

English Composition, two terms


Public Speaking

Humanities/Social Sciences

General Education/Electives**

WR 121 English Comp I and WR 227 Technical Writing

COMM 111 Public Speaking

Select from lists of PCC departments






** These requirements will be considered met if the applicant has a bachelor’s degree by July 1st of the year that they are accepted into the DVM program.

Organic Chemistry - These courses (only as a complete sequence and with C or better in all courses) may be used to fulfill the organic chemistry requirement at OSU.The CC organic chemistry courses are transferred as lower division (LD) credit.If a student takes a complete year of organic chemistry with laboratory each term (CH 241, 242, 243) and transfers to OSU, the student normally receives lower division credit. The course work may appear on the transcript as various combinations of CH 331, CH 332, CH 337, and unspecified LDT credit (lower division transfer). A student can receive upper division credit (300 level) if they pass the ACS organic exam.



This is a Graduate degree program. Students do not need to complete a bachelor's degree program prior to beginning the Veterinary Medicine program. Most students pursue a major in biology, microbiology, zoology, animal science, bioresource research, or another science field. All prerequisites must be taken for a letter grade.

Additional Requirements

If you intend to earn a bachelor's degree at OSU, you must meet OSU's Baccalaureate Core Requirements. For PCC courses that transfer to OSU, refer to Transfer Equivalencies above. If you plan to get an AAOT degree, all OSU Baccalaureate Core Requirements will be met by AAOT degree requirements. Be sure to take all other required courses.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: February 2015