About the UW School of Veterinary Medicine
Advancing animal and human health with science and compassion.
Opened in 1983, the UW School of Veterinary Medicine quickly earned a reputation as one of the leading schools of veterinary medicine in America. Located in several facilities on and near the scenic University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the school houses a modern veterinary medical teaching hospital, UW Veterinary Care; high-tech equipment; and high-quality lab and classroom space for teaching and research. The curriculum provides a broad education in veterinary medicine with learning experiences in food animal medicine and other specialty areas.
Faculty in the school’s four academic departments train 80 students each year in a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. In addition, the school provides exceptional graduate research training in core areas of animal and human health through its Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Degree Program. Students may also choose from a variety of dual degree options.
The school’s faculty and staff provide outstanding programs in veterinary medical education, research, clinical practice, and service that enhance the health and welfare of both animals and people and contribute to the economic well-being of the state of Wisconsin. Many faculty members have joint appointments on and off campus, including the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the School of Medicine and Public Health, the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, the National Wildlife Health Laboratory, the North Central Dairy Forage Center, the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and the International Crane Foundation. These outside connections provide research and job opportunities for students.
Dean Mark D. Markel provides an introduction to the UW School of Veterinary Medicine and the many exceptional qualities that make it a global leader in the field.
- Two Vet Med Proposals Selected for Educational Innovation Funding May. 14
- UW Vet Med Students Earn First Place, Perfect Scores in Cow Judging Contest May. 13
- Special Species and Imaging Services Team Up to Help Great Horned Owl May. 6
- UW Veterinary Care Dentists to Provide Free Exams for Service Dogs May. 3