The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM)
offers a four-year professional degree program
leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
degree. The goal of the professional curriculum is to provide each graduate with a broad veterinary medical education and the skills necessary for the profession.
The DVM degree offers the graduate many professional career options including opportunities within private practice, academics, research, industry, the armed forces, government services and others.
The goal of the professional curriculum is met by providing:
- Instruction in the recognition of disease conditions based upon a sound understanding of the normal animal.
- Clinical experience to develop confidence and to prepare for a professional career.
- An understanding of career specialities to assist the graduate in the pursuit of research and/or speciality training in a postgraduate program.
- Opportunities to develop the problem solving, interviewing, and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with clients and the public.
- Instruction in basic managerial skills necessary to operate an efficient and cost-effective practice.
- The basis for the integration of veterinary medical skills into husbandry and management practices of food animal production.
- Opportunities to understand the relationship of veterinary medicine to public health concerns.
- The recognition of the importance of lifelong learning.
Genetics or Animal Breeding
General and Qualitative Chemistry
English Composition or Journalism
Social Sciences or Humanities