About the College
Dear Friends ~
Welcome to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Web site.
We impact the lives of animal and people every hour, every day through our educational, research, service, and outreach programs. This Web site provides comprehensive information about the College's professional training and graduate training programs, research programs, Veterinary Medical Center, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and continuing education programs.
Our newly revised professional curriculum prepares veterinary students for a wide variety of careers. Throughout the four-year program, students learn the skills and knowledge required to become successful veterinarians. The first two years of the curriculum provides students with a broad basic science background. In the third and fourth years, students begin to put the clinical and professional skills they have learned into practice, both in the classroom and in the Veterinary Medical Center. Our location in a major metropolitan area ensures access to a large companion animal caseload. In addition, Minnesota's strong agricultural base enhances exposure to a wide variety of food animals and food animal production systems.
The College's Veterinary Medicine and Comparative and Molecular Biosciences graduate programs prepare students for careers in biomedical sciences and higher education. Taught by an outstanding faculty, students pursue master's or Ph.D. degrees in diverse disciplines including genomics, molecular biology, comparative medicine, pathology, internal medicine, surgery, and theriogenology.
The College's faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for teaching and research excellence. Areas of research strength include infectious disease, genomics, comparative medicine, public health, epidemiology and dairy, swine, and avian medicine.
The College has an excellent library and outstanding clinical facilities. In addition, well-equipped computer laboratories, multi-media classrooms, and state-of-the-art laboratories are available to faculty and students.
Our close proximity to the Medical School, the College of Biological Sciences, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences ensures many collaborative opportunities for faculty and students. The Twin Cities area provides access to many cultural events and Minnesota offers great fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and other recreational opportunities.
Please feel free to contact any of us at the College for more information about our programs and services.
Trevor R. Ames, D.V.M., M.S.