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Escape to the Southwest and learn about our innovative approach to veterinary medical education.

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Oro Valley Campus

Our Oro Valley campus sits at the Santa Catalina Mountains base and is a 20-minute drive from the primary University of Arizona campus. Students will complete their first two years of preclinical work focused on didactic education and laboratory instruction in the Hanley Building. In addition, students have access to student recreation, study, and wellness spaces in our Stallard Building.

About Oro Valley

Campus Agricultural Center

The Campus Agricultural Center houses the Equine Learning Center and the Bovine Education Extension Facility and serves as the primary canine, equine, and food-animal clinical skills education site for our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students. Our teaching herds are used to teach mindful handling, safe restraint, and basic veterinary care procedures. Additionally, CAC will be the primary home for our Mobile Surgical Unit. 

About Our Teaching Herds

Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB)

The collaborative health sciences innovation building supports educational activities for all health professions, including the College of Veterinary Medicine. Located on the main University campus, the HSIB building is where students will practice professional skills, including standardized client interactions. In addition, the use of the HSIB will provide cutting-edge expertise and capabilities in clinical simulation model development.

About the HSIB Building

HSIB Building

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Clinical Affiliate Sites

Education during the clinical year will involve rotations through a vast network of clinical affiliates. Students will have access to routine and diseased animals during these rotations in various clinical settings. In addition, students will gain experience in all aspects of patient care and client communication in general and specialty veterinary facilities.

Our Clinical Year

Prospective Students

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

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