About This Degree
The doctor of veterinary medicine is a joint program between Utah State University and Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The DVM is awarded by Washington State University.
The program operates under WSU’s American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation. The joint program accepts 20 students from Utah and 10 nonresident students per year. Students spend their first two years receiving pre-clinical training at USU’s Logan campus. They spend the final two years at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, Washington, completing the clinical portion of their veterinary education.
USU’s School of Veterinary Medicine has dedicated, internationally recognized faculty members and state-of-the-art teaching, animal, and research facilities. WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the nation’s top veterinary schools. It has one of the best-equipped teaching hospitals in the world and distinguished faculty members who are recognized as leaders in the field and respected worldwide.
USU has access to lab facilities and equipment, allowing research in animal reproduction, nutrition, and disease. Its Center for Integrated Biosystems was the first to clone a hybrid animal and has been recognized for its cloning expertise twice by Popular Science magazine.
Career And Outcomes
Upon completion of the DVM, graduates are qualified to practice veterinary medicine. There is a widespread need for veterinarians across the country, including much of Utah. While graduates can practice a variety of veterinary medicine, there is a particular need in rural areas and for large animal veterinarians.
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