About The UF college of veterinary medicine

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine, the state’s only veterinary medical college, is committed to advancing the health and welfare of animals, humans and the veterinary medical profession through world-class education, innovative research and state-of-the-art clinical services.

Administration

Information on college administration, accreditation, and administrative offices.

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Departments

The college’s five departments provide leadership and an academic home to faculty.

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People

A directory of faculty members in or associated with the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Creating an inclusive environment for the Gator Nation and the world.

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Careers

Learn about the many opportunities available to join our team at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Contact Us

A list of phone numbers for contacting various offices within the college and the UF Veterinary Hospitals.

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Our mission

Our mission, as set forth in our Strategic Plan, is the advancement of the health and welfare of animals, humans and the veterinary medical profession through world-class education, innovative research, and state-of-the-art clinical services.

Our history

Following graduation of its first class in 1980, the college has built on the university’s reputation for excellence. Today we claim approximately 3,600 graduates of our professional (DVM) degree program. Visit our Office for Academic and Student Affairs for more information about the DVM program at the University of Florida. Our veterinary medical alumni are active throughout Florida, the United States and overseas in areas ranging from in-depth scientific research to traditional small and large animal practice, zoological and aquatic medicine, public health, epidemiology and the military. For more information about alumni events and activities, visit the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs web page.

We pride ourselves in our commitment to advancing scientific knowledge. More than 900 individuals have completed either master of science (MS) or doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in Veterinary Medical Sciences through our graduate studies program. These individuals are working in academia, in the biomedical sciences, in government and in industry to advance animal, human and environmental health. More Information about graduate studies can be found here.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. The date of our next site visit is 2022. In support of our mission, the college commits to:

  • Educate veterinary medical students to meet the needs of Florida and beyond.
  • Provide clinical educational experiences with all major species for students, interns, and residents and service referring veterinarians and animal owners through the UF Veterinary Hospitals and outreach programs
  • Develop new knowledge through basic science research, clinical research, and educational programs.
  • Disseminate knowledge to veterinarians and other constituencies needing the services of the College.
  • Prepare the next generation of educators and researchers through its graduate, internship, and residency programs.
  • Work synergistically with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the UF Academic Health Center to advance biomedical and agricultural knowledge important to veterinary medicine.

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As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.

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Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinarian staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

Syndicated Podcast

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

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