Admissions Planning Guide 2013 : Cover

doctor of Veterinary Medicine (dVM) AdMISSIOnS PLAnnIng gUIde • AdMIT TerM: FALL 2015 University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine / Academic and Student Affairs 108 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center, 1964 Fitch Avenue • St. Paul, MN 55108 P: 612-624-4747 • F: 612-624-1276 • E-Mail: • Web: About the program and the Twin Cities campus The doctor of veterinary medicine (dVM) degree program is a rigorous four-year professional program preceded by three to four years of pre-professional study. The College of Veterinary Medicine prepares future leaders in companion animal, food animal, and public health practice, as well as research and education. University of Minnesota students benefit from one of the largest veterinary teaching hospitals in the country, as well as world-renowned faculty in zoonotic diseases, comparative medicine, and population systems. during the first three years of the dVM program, students focus on the study of the normal animal, the pathogenesis of diseases, and the prevention, alleviation, and clinical therapy of diseases. The program concludes with 13 months of clinical rotations in the Veterinary Medical Center, where students learn methods of veterinary care and develop skills needed for professional practice. Students can choose from more than 80 rotations. The fourth year includes up to 10 weeks of externship experiences at off-campus sites of the student’s choice. The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. Approximately 3,000 of the 50,000 University students are enrolled in one of the three colleges on the St. Paul campus. With a population of approximately 3.2 million people, the Twin Cities is one of the largest metropolitan areas to host a veterinary college. A cultural center for the region, it enjoys abundant outdoor recreational opportunities and is often cited as one of the most livable metropolitan areas in the nation.

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