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Student Clubs and Organizations

D.V.M. student life is rich and full of opportunities. There are numerous ways to get involved outside the classroom, including participation in one of the many unique student organizations.



D.V.M. students must pass both state and national board licensing exams in order to practice. The national exam is called the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination and is offered in the fall and the spring. Those wishing to practice in Minnesota must also take the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine licensing exam. Information regarding licensure in other states can be found National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.


Class Schedule and Academic Catalog

D.V.M. students attend class full time, Monday through Friday, from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students do not have classes during the summer semesters between their first and second, and second and third years of the program. Students attend class for one full calendar year, including summer semester, during their fourth year. View a sample first year course schedule and the academic calendar for more details. Course schedule details and course descriptions can be found in the academic catalog.

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