DVM Program

DVM Program

The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program 

 

The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine offers an innovative three-year DVM program that develops the industry's future leaders through hands-on, evidence-based training. Learn from real-world experiences that foster critical thinking, turn students into natural problem-solvers and enable graduates to be day-one ready.  

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Our Curriculum

Our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum is non-traditional but grounded. The three-year nine-semester continuous curriculum engages students in hands-on, experiential learning to develop the profession's future leaders. Six pre-clinical semesters prepare students with the knowledge needed for success, followed by three clinical semesters that challenge students to solve problems in real-world situations. Collectively, the curriculum trains students to join the profession with multidisciplinary professional skills plus strategies for personal wellness and lifelong learning. 

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The classroom is anything but typical here. Core classes concentrate on an organ-system format and designed for students to gain the competencies required to practice veterinary medicine. The program goes far beyond the lecture-and-test model. Student-centered, team-based training prepares students for hands-on activities in clinical settings, acquiring the professional and problem-solving skills needed for success.   

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Our Clinical Year

Third-year students are exposed to a diverse caseload of animal populations and conditions. Students apply their course knowledge during rotations through a vast network of partnering practices and organizations and learn to make decisions in critical scenarios in real-world settings. Every aspect of animal care is addressed during the clinical year, from diagnosing and treating various conditions to client communication and business best practices. 

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