University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

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Basic Information

Address: 2015 SW 16th Dr Gainesville, FL
Phone Number: 3522948254

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Additional Information

School Type: Professionalism
Organization Affiliation: Land grant public institution
Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Masters of Public Health

School Setting:

The University of Florida has a long history of delivering excellence in established on site programs in education, research, and service as well as in international education. It is located in Gainesville (GNV), a college town of approximately 125,000 in north central Florida midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Changes in season are marked, but winters are mild and permit year-around participation in outdoor activities.

School Size: 500 students
Classroom Size: 120
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:3
School Holidays: Federal Holidays, Spring Break, Winter Break

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine has a diverse community both on and off-campus. We have strong relationships across other health professions including medical, dental and nursing. The community on campus is inclusive, friendly and open-minded.

Housing Availability:

Students can find many housing options off-campus. Most of our students live in apartments or houses with other veterinary students close to the veterinary school campus.

Housing Type: Apartments and off-campus housing
Diversity: The College of Veterinary Medicine understands that excellence in education, service and research are enhanced when diversity, equity, and inclusion are practiced among our clients, students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

In-State: $28,750; Out-of-State: $45,500 per year (4 years total)

Financial Aid:


Disability Services:

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is located on the main UF campus and is available for students who require classroom and/or testing accommodations. OSI (the Office for Students and Instruction at CVM) works closely with the DRC to ensure student exams are scheduled appropriately. With proper documentations, the DRC is able to assist students in receiving accommodations such as extended time for exams, low distraction environment, test reader or scribe and note-taking services.


The UFCVM provides many opportunities for students to develop personally and professionally. From student clubs and organizations to international travel, wellness events (e.g. free yoga) and social fraternities, UFCVM students graduate as well-rounded veterinarians.


Alpha Psi Fraternity
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Vets Student Chapter
Aquatic Animal Health Club
Canine Club
Christian Veterinarian Fellowship
CVM Public Health
Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine
Food Animal Club
Full Spectrum Veterinary Alliance
Holistic and Integrative Veterinary Medicine Club
PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support)
Project HEAL (Health Extension and Learning)
SCAAEP (Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners)
SCAVSAB (Behavior Medicine Club)
Student Chapter of Veterinary Surgery Club
SFT (Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology)
SVECCS (Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society)
VBMA (Veterinary Business Management Association)
VMCC (Veterinary Medicine College Council)
WZAAM (Wildlife, Zoological, Aquatic Animal Medicine Club)


Many of our students participant in intramural sports through the University of Florida.

School Championships:

The veterinary school is proud to be a part of the University of Florida's long legacy of championships across all collegiate sports. Go Gators!

Parking Spaces/Availability:

UFCVM has on-campus parking as well ample parking lots nearby.


Veterinary Medicine, Public Health. Students can choose a track of small animal, large animal, or mixed animal practice when they begin their clinical rotations.

Study Abroad:

Students have two opportunities provided by the college to study abroad to Honduras or Ecuador. Students are also able to plan their own externships during summers.

Computer Capabilities:

Our campus is fully equipped with state-of-the art technology including: iPads, microscopes, desktop computers and lecture capture.

Admissions Requirements:

Please visit our website for detailed information on admissions requirements: 

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

We use the VMCAS application system. Their information regarding application deadlines can be found here: Here are specific application steps for our program:

International Students:

Eligible to apply

Mission Statement:

The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s Admissions Committee has developed a strong admissions process in order to select the next generation of veterinarians. The objectives of the admissions committee include the following goals: follow a fair and unbiased, well documented process to select a class of students that possess the academic capability to manage a rigorous science-based curriculum while also demonstrating strong interpersonal and teamwork related communication skills. The selected class should have the potential to enhance the diversity of the veterinary profession through career choice, cultural, ethnic, gender, social-economic, and geographic characteristics.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Challenge Accepted. You can see our college anthem video here:

Summer Sessions:

Freshmen students begin in the fall term.