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Veterinary student Elizabeth Taylor, class of 2010 at the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, comforts a horse.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program

With a mission "to advance the health of animals, people and the environment" 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 area of study. Students interested in a research career or those with a very narrow area of focus, can select an "individual track" enabling more focus and flexibility.

Ranked second among the "best veterinary schools in the United States" (U.S. News and World Report's 2011 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.

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