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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (D.V.M.) is a rigorous four-year professional program preceded by three to four years of pre-professional study.  The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree educates students in the broad field of veterinary medicine, encourages critical and analytical thinking, and prepares students for lifelong learning and professional growth.

Ranked 3rd among the 32 veterinary colleges in the North America, the College of Veterinary Medicine boasts the country’s largest Veterinary Medical Center with a Clinical Trials Office that provides our patients with the latest treatments available. From global health programs to basic cancer research, the college focuses on a “One Health” approach that combines animal health issues with human health concerns and environmental impact to create a healthier world.DVM

Find out more about our DVM program:

Current Students:

Office of Professional Programs - Student Events


 White Coat Ceremony                 Oath and Hooding Ceremony 


Learn more about our accreditation from the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the accrediting body for colleges of veterinary medicine. 

We appreciate your interest in The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and encourage you to explore the information provided on our website to learn more about the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program and what you can do to prepare to become a successful and competitive applicant.



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