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University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine


The UF College of Veterinary Medicine is the state's only veterinary college. We offer comprehensive services to the public through teaching, research, extension and state-of-the-art patient care. Following graduation of its first class in 1980, the college has built on the university's reputation for excellence. Today we claim more than 2000 graduates of our professional (DVM) degree program. Our veterinary alumni are active throughout Florida, the United States and overseas in areas ranging from in-depth scientific research to traditional small and large animal practice, zoological and aquatic medicine, public health, epidemiology and the military.

We pride ourselves in our commitment to advancing scientific medical knowledge. More than 199 individuals have completed either master of science (M.S.) or doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Veterinary Medical Sciences through our graduate studies program. These individuals are working in academia, in the biomedical sciences, in government and in industry to advance animal, human and environmental health.

In support of our mission, the college commits to:

  • educate veterinary students to meet the needs of Florida and beyond
  • provide clinical educational experiences with all major species for students, interns, and residents and service referring veterinarians and animal owners through its medical center and outreach programs
  • develop new knowledge through basic science research, clinical research, and educational programs
  • disseminate knowledge to veterinarians and other constituencies needing the services of the College
  • prepare the next generation of educators and researchers through its graduate, internship, and residency programs
  • work synergistically with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Health Science Center to advance biomedical and agricultural knowledge important to veterinary medicine
  • develop the disciplines of zoological and aquatic medicine as unique national resources for Florida.

UF CVM Administration

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) 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 and a top 10 veterinary college as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. 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 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 330 students, and we have more than 120 students enrolled in our master's and doctoral programs. Our Veterinary Medical Teaching Center is a major animal referral center treating more than 37,000 animals annually, and we recently established a Small Animal Reproductive Service in the VMC, as well as a Cardiology Service. In addition, just a year ago, we established an Emergency Medicine Rotation with Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa , the first UF CVM public-private partnership to deliver veterinary clinical education.

We also have several unique College programs including: the Center for Environmental & Human Toxicology, the Center for Veterinary Sports Medicine, the Charlie Bild VIP Program, the Comparative Clinical Immunology Program, Equine Neonatal and Perinatal Studies, the Greyhound Adoption Program, the Island Whirl Equine Colic Research Laboratory, the Marine Mammal Health Program, the Mobile Equine Diagnostic Service, Operation Catnip, the Pet Memorial Program, the Racing Laboratory, the Ticks and Tickborne Diseases Program, and Zoological Medicine Training.

Please tour our Web site so you can see our programs. We hope you will then come and visit us.

Glen F. Hoffsis, DVM, MS, DACVIM
College of Veterinary Medicine

UF CVM Dean's Office

Contact Us

Assistant to the Dean: Rachel DiSesa McGriff
(352) 294-4214
FAX (352) 392-8351
PO Box 100125, Gainesville, FL 32610


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