DVM Program

The School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis is home to ~ 550 bright, talented, energetic and dedicated professional students studying to become the future generation of veterinarians.

The vision of the DVM program is to “utilize evidence-based, best-practices in veterinary medical education to provide an exceptional educational experience that allows our graduates to begin careers with Day-1 SKAs in areas that address current and future needs of the profession and society.

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, aquatic medicine, pathology, public health or research.

Ranked first among the "best veterinary schools in the United States" (US News and World Report, 2017) and first in veterinary science internationally “QS World University Rankings, 2018), 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.