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Come join your fellow Veterinary Nursing students in a learning community created just for you. As a member of this learning community, you will broaden your awareness and knowledge of opportunities and challenges involved in veterinary nursing. Outside the classroom activities will enhance your in-class academic content. Visits to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Nursing labs along with educational excursions will give you the opportunity to explore the profession. Social activities and service-learning experiences enable you to interact with your other learning community members and upperclassmen while serving our community. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and instructors in the College of Veterinary Medicine through classroom learning and meals in the residence halls. Join us and explore where a career in Veterinary Nursing can take you.

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  • First time, beginning students admitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Nursing Program

Residential Component

  • Optional in Earhart Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall Semester Only

Associated Classes

VM 49000 - All Creatures Great and Small

BIOL 11000 - Fundamentals of Biology

Events and Activities Included:

  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital Experience
  • Tour of a veterinary related facility
  • Study groups
  • Dining court topical meals
  • Annual Halloween party
  • Service events

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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