Advancing animal and human health with science and compassion
The UW School of Veterinary Medicine provides 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.
Opened in 1983, the school quickly earned a reputation as one of the leading schools of veterinary medicine in America. The school houses a veterinary medical teaching hospital, UW Veterinary Care; cutting-edge technology; and high-quality lab and classroom spaces for teaching and research.
Faculty and staff in the school’s four academic departments train students in a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The school also provides graduate research training in core areas of animal and human health through its Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.
Dean: Mark D. Markel (2012-present)
Departments & Programs:
- Comparative Biosciences»
- Medical Sciences»
- Pathobiological Sciences»
- Surgical Sciences»
- Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program»
- Food Animal Production Medicine»
Teaching Hospital: UW Veterinary Care saw nearly 30,000 patient visits (2020-21)
Admissions: 96 students accepted to the DVM program out of 1,007 applicants (2021)
Student Support: $2.1M in aid awarded (2020-21)
Research Funding: $32.1M total research & extramural awards (2020-21)