Welcome to UC Davis MPVM

The University of California, Davis welcomes applications for the Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) degree program. The MPVM is a 1-2 year graduate professional Master’s degree open to veterinarians and other medical professionals. Since 1967, this pioneering program’s more than 900 graduates have excelled worldwide in leadership, academic, and research positions with universities, private industry, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, and governments.

Our newly modernized MPVM curriculum offers core courses in epidemiology concepts, study design, research methods, leadership, ecosystem health, and infectious disease epidemiology as well as biostatistics. Elective options allow students to explore zoonotic disease, food safety, diagnostic test evaluation, spatial analysis, mathematical modeling, disease ecology, and many more courses from throughout this university of over 32,000 students. Coursework in ‘One Health’ is available for students interested in public health and conservation at the interface of humans and animals. In addition to didactic instruction, students write a thesis on research they undertake during the course of the program. We support our extensive course offerings and student research with a large, diverse, vibrant faculty including new hires in epidemiology, wildlife, food animals, and poultry health, and a wealth of adjunct contributors from state and federal management agencies and organizations.

For more details, please e-mail the Program Chair, Ashley Hill, or Program Coordinator, Tami Ali