The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida, the state’s only veterinary college, offers comprehensive service to the public through a fourfold mission – teaching, research, extension, and patient care. Following graduation of its first class in 1980, the college has built on the university’s reputation for excellence.
We are the only College of Veterinary Medicine in the State of Florida. Established in 1976, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, one of 28 vet schools in the United States, is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through its teaching, research, extension, and patient care activities. The CVM has linkages to two University of Florida administrative units, with funding and reporting structures to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Academic Health Center, formerly known as the Health Science Center.
The UF College of Veterinary Medicine is a national leader in the education of veterinarians. Our current DVM enrollment includes more than 459 students; we have 62 students enrolled in our traditional master’s and doctoral programs and 222 students enrolled in our distance education programs. Our UF Veterinary Hospitals are a major animal referral center for the Southeast, treating 41,811 animals each year in our small and large animal hospitals, and another 6,578 treated at the UF Pet Emergency Treatment clinic in Ocala. Counting field visits, 84,201 animals were treated by our faculty. Our $58 million, state-of-the-art small animal hospital opened in November 2010, and the Alec P. and Louise H. Courtelis Equine Hospital opened in 1994. Both hospitals boast a wide range of board-certified veterinary specialists who provide compassionate care and expertise in their fields.