House Officer Programs
The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, offers more than 30 house officer training positions each year. The selection process considers academic achievement, career objectives, letters of recommendation, interpersonal skills, clinical skills, interest in teaching, and relevant experience. Applications from graduates of foreign veterinary schools are also considered, as long as they meet the minimum requirements specified above and have command of the English language. The California Veterinary Medical Board requires all veterinarians working at the University of California, Davis with primary patient care duties to hold a special University license. To obtain this University license, veterinarians that are not licensed in the state of California will be required to take a 3-day course on regionally-important diseases and a short open-book jurisprudence test, in addition to being background checked. The course will be given on-site at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine early in the course of the training program.