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<>Los Angeles Pierce College<> offers the most successful two-year<> Pre-veterinary<> degree training program in the State of California. We currently have 183 former students practicing veterinary medicine or completing their studies in graduate schools of medicine.

Pierce College's Agriculture Department sits on a 200-acre working farm in the middle of a metropolitan area.  Our faculty and staffprovidehands-on training to our students.  Each and every student is expected to complete a diversified work experience in food animal, equine, small animal and research animal medicine.  Local veterinary hospitals and clinics have traditionally provided additional training while our students complete their degree.  The Agriculture Department is always looking for community, student, faculty and industry support to maintain and improve our programs.  Please look at our department's "wish list" and let us know if you are able and willing to help us meet the needs of our student's educational programs. If you would like to "adopt a cow" to help support our program please fill out our adopt a cow form and mail it to our department.

Please check out our Pre-Veterinary Handbook for specific courses, work experience requirements and co-curricular requirements of our program.  Read what our alumni have to say about their experiences in the Pierce College Agriculture Department. Visit our pre-veterinary club page to read our current (weekly) minutes, tutoring schedules, field trips, scholarships and other club activities and our new Ag Ambassador page , Farm Walk page , Agriculture Advisory Committee andArtificial Insemination Class page.

Pierce's Pre-Veterinary Program includes several animal oriented agriculture classes. Many of these courses are not offered every semester.  Please check with me on a regular basis for course offerings, times and requirements.

Ag 401 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology   
Ag 501 - Principles of Animal Science
Ag 505 - Animal Nutrition
Ag 511 - Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
Ag 512 - Anatomy Laboratory
Ag 181 - Veterinary Field Work
Ag 120 - Ethical Issues in Using Animals
AnSc M30/CAPSM02 - Animal Science Ethical and Legal Issues
Ag 515 - Applied Animal Reproduction

Hope you have enjoyed your tour of our Pre-Veterinary Program.

Dr. Leland S. Shapiro, Director
Pre-Veterinary Science Program
Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91371

Pierce College RVT Program

Cow lameness resource

UC Davis Vet Med Teaching Center

California Veterinary Medical Board

Canoga Park FFA

Agriculture Internet Sites

Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

University of Pennsylvania Vet Web Page

Diagnosing Equine Lameness:

Review of Histology from a Veterinary Perspective (U of PA)

Pierce College Boots and Saddle Club 

 Operation MOM and  For the Troops

Housing opportunities near the campus

See Agriculture Online Career Center at www.afia.org