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Michael Lairmore, Dean

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Our faculty and staff welcome the opportunity to work with you as you apply to the School of Veterinary Medicine and take the next steps toward fulfillment of your dream to become a veterinarian.

As a UC Davis veterinary student, you will have inspiring and varied educational opportunities, starting with our innovative curriculum of student-centered, problem-based learning and extensive clinical training. The combination of academics and clinical skills training will prepare you to be “practice ready” upon graduation. Opportunities for additional research experience, international student exchange and specialized externships will also enrich your education, challenge you and open new career paths in veterinary medicine, one of the broadest of the health professions.

You will have access to our world-renowned faculty who excel at instruction and mentoring of students. Your future professors are also among the most skilled clinicians and productive researchers in their fields. They will model for you the commitment of our land-grant university mission to serve society.     

Our staff members are happy to answer your questions as your navigate through the application process and help you become the most competitive applicant possible.  

I encourage you to visit and learn more about our exciting programs, diverse student body and modern facilities at one of the finest veterinary schools in the world. 


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Michael Lairmore, Dean