Veterinary medicine applies modern medical science to the care of animals. The study of veterinary medicine is concerned with gaining a thorough knowledge of the fundamental biological and physical sciences relating to animal functions. In the clinical years, students correlate and apply this knowledge to the many areas of professional service.

The pre-veterinary medicine program at UW-Platteville consists of selected courses specified by veterinary colleges that prepare students for admission into a four-year program which culminates in the awarding of a doctorate in veterinary medicine.