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Veterinarian Schools and Colleges

Veterinarians are required to hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) before professional practice. 28 accredited veterinary medicine programs currently exist in the United States. It usually takes 4 years to earn a D.V.M., which includes laboratory, clinical, and classroom instruction.

Veterinary school applicants usually hold bachelor’s degrees, even though not all schools require it. However, applicants must complete prerequisite courses in animal science, microbiology, zoology, physiology, anatomy, chemistry, and biology prior to being considered for admission. Certain programs require applicants to complete courses in the humanities, English, and math.

Admission to veterinary school is very competitive. Most years only 50 percent of applicants are accepted.

Veterinary medicine students are required to take treatment, diagnosis, disease prevention, zoology, physiology, and animal anatomy classes. Students usually spend their first 3 years completing classroom, clinical, and laboratory training and the final year working clinical rotations at a veterinary hospital. Many veterinary students now complete business courses to learn how to smoothly run a veterinary clinic.

Below is a list of accredited colleges and universities offering accredited veterinary medicine programs.
  • Auburn University
    Quad Center
    Auburn, AL 36849
    (334) 844-4000
    www.auburn.edu

  • Tuskegee University
    120 Old Administration Building
    Tuskegee, AL 36088
    (334) 727-8011
    www.tuskegee.edu

  • University of Connecticut
    2131 Hillside Road
    Storrs, CT 06269
    (860) 486-3137
    www.uconn.edu

  • Fort Valley State University
    1005 State University Drive
    Fort Valley, GA 31030
    (478) 825-6280
    www.fvsu.edu

  • University of Missouri: Columbia
    230 Jesse Hall
    Columbia, MO 65211
    (573) 882-2121
    www.missouri.edu

  • University of Florida
    201 Criser Hall-PO Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    (352) 392-3261
    www.ufl.edu

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    161 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive
    Madison, WI 53706
    (608) 262-1234
    www.wisc.edu

  • University of Georgia
    Terrell Hall
    Athens, GA 30602
    (706) 542-3000
    www.uga.edu

  • University of California: Davis
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616
    (530) 752-1011
    www.ucdavis.edu

  • Oregon State University
    104 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, OR 97331
    (541) 737-1000
    www.oregonstate.edu

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