Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (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.
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.
Our classroom is anything but typical. Core classes concentrate on an organ-system format so students gain the competencies 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.
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.