About UC Davis Veterinary Medicine

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Our mission is to advance the health of animals, people, and the environment

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine is a nationally top-ranked academic medical center based in Davis, California with a school, hospital, specialty clinics, research centers and institutes, and other operations throughout the state and the world.

We serve California through premier educational, research, clinical and public service programs to advance the health of animals and people, and the environment we share. We also safeguard the health of livestock, dairy and poultry—critical to California's robust agricultural economy.

Our One Health approach encompasses captive and free-ranging wildlife, companion animals, exotic animals, birds, aquatic mammals, and fish. Our researchers are at the forefront of discoveries that translate to improved care for humans as well as animals.


Vet Med Admin Building


1948 school opened
9,188 degrees conferred
50K+ annual client caseload


The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is home to approximately 720 of the world's brightest doctors of veterinary medicine (DVM) students, Ph.D. and M.S. students, and public health and epidemiology (Master in Preventive Veterinary Medicine / MPVM) students. Our professional and graduate students are dedicated to becoming the next generation of veterinarians, researchers, and industry professionals.

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Cost of Attendance

UC Davis graduates move forward into their careers with a lower debt than almost any other veterinary school. In addition to a robust scholarship and grant program, the school provides a variety of resources to help students manage and pay for their education. We are committed to helping students become financially literate while in the program and beyond. With its leading educational experience and excellent financial outcomes, UC Davis is the best value in veterinary education.

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140 house officers (fellows, interns, and residents)
720 DVM, MPVM, and Ph.D. students
50K+ annual client caseload

Diversity and Outreach

Behind our world-class veterinary school is a dedicated community of faculty, staff and students, and the public we serve. Our success depends on the strength of our community, and our members are committed to fostering a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative environment that promotes trust, respect, empathy, and inclusion.

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Access to Care

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine aims to provide world-class veterinary care to dogs and cats of clients with limited resources or other barriers to care. For many years, our faculty, staff, and students have addressed the needs of underserved communities, shelters, and rescue groups through community-based initiatives to provide animal care.

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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

UC Davis provides veterinary disaster preparedness, response and care directly through its International Animal Welfare Training Initiative (IAWTI), oversight of the statewide California Veterinary Emergency Team (CVET)Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), and Wildlife Disaster Network (WDN) programs.

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35+ medical specialties
$64 million annual research expenditure
728 annual published papers

Centers, Institutes, Programs, and Laboratories

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine centers, institutes, programs and laboratories are where our research and public service intersect in specific areas of focus, from clinical trials to disease surveillance.

In addition, the school has both academic research laboratories and clinical laboratories that provide services to veterinarians, breeders, and the public.

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Global Impact

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine has operations throughout California and the world.

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine's presence around the world