• Photo:DVM Slideshow

    Welcome Class of 2020 The Class of 2020 starts with a week of fun but directed activities to foster communication, leadership, team-building and professional behaviors.

  • Photo:DVM Slideshow

    Welcome Class of 2020 The Class of 2020 starts with a week of fun but directed activities to foster communication, leadership, team-building and professional behaviors.

  • Photo:DVM Slideshow

    Welcome Class of 2020 The Class of 2020 starts with a week of fun but directed activities to foster communication, leadership, team-building and professional behaviors.

  • Photo:DVM Slideshow

    Welcome Class of 2020 The Class of 2020 starts with a week of fun but directed activities to foster communication, leadership, team-building and professional behaviors.

With a mission "to advance the health of animals, people and the environment" and a vision of “leading veterinary medicine – addressing societal needs” the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis is home to more than 500 bright, talented, energetic and dedicated professional students studying to become the future generation of veterinarians.

The professional curriculum at UC Davis is a four-year program of academic study and clinical skills training leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Each student is provided with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills in comparative veterinary medicine, before choosing a species-specific stream in small or large animal. Following this, the flexible design allows students to focus on careers in small animal, large animal, equine, livestock, zoologic or mixed animal practices as well as poultry, laboratory animal, or research.

Ranked first among the "best veterinary schools in the United States" (U.S. News and World Report's 2015 Annual Guide to America's Best Graduate Schools), the School of Veterinary Medicine is a leader in veterinary medical education with a curriculum built on sound educational theory and designed and delivered by eminent faculty who are leaders in their fields.