At Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, students majoring in Biology enjoy the opportunity to have a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Pearson’s Town Farm gives students experience they need to help them getting into veterinarian schools after attending Saint Joe’s.
Jamie Wojtkiewicz, who graduated from the college in 2012, will be starting at Ross University vet school come 2013. As a Biology major, Jamie did her senior seminar research project at the farm, studying the parasites of sheep with the goal of breeding for improved natural parasite resistance. She was able to gain some valuable, and unique animal care experience at the farm, which contributed to her getting into vet school.
Another Student at Saint Joseph’s College, Stevanie Roy, has also been interested in going to vet school. Stevanie is doing her senior seminar research project at the farm where she is working with rabbits, gaining valuable experience.

Being able to access the farm, and working with animals, proved extremely valuable for both Jamie and Stevanie. Having a farm with animals provides amazing and unique opportunities for our students!
Pre-Vet students recieve hands on opportunities with sheep, goats, llamas, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and turkeys in a working farm environment. Their work includes daily maintenance, routine health checks, and opportunities to observe and assist with more intensive on farm veterinary treatments. Students also enjoy access to livestock for use in research projects.