Learn how the human-animal relationship affects the health of animals, humans, and our communities at large.

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Our Mission



Our mission is to lead the profession as a student-centered program focused on developing career-ready veterinarians who will live healthy, meaningful lives and serve their communities. We value an inclusive environment that fosters adaptive, innovative learners who will be successful leaders in veterinary medicine. We believe in emphasizing critical thinking and evidence-based teaching to help students become skilled problem-solvers and lifelong learners. We are committed to extending The University of Arizona’s rich history of outstanding education to provide our students with the resources and knowledge to help them succeed in all areas of life.


About Our Program

Our three-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program provides a strong foundation in veterinary medicine and surgery while building professional and clinical skills critical for future success.

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Our holistic admissions process focuses on assessing candidates as unique, multidimensional individuals. We consider academic and personal history as well as an applicant’s overall fit with our mission and values.

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Student Life

We want to empower our students to live balanced and healthy lives in and out of the classroom. Students have the opportunity for student club involvement, mentorship, and education in mental health and wellness.

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Land Acknowledgment

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.