Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Today's veterinarian has a multitude of career opportunities not only in private practice, but also in public practice, corporate practice, industry public health, food resource management, wildlife conservation, and marine biology. Veterinary researchers participate in cutting-edge advancements in veterinary medicine that often lead the way to applications in human medicine. The diversity of this profession is exciting, rewarding, and limited only by your imagination!


Program Details

Path to Vet School

Prepare for your veterinary medical career


What you'll learn

Cost and Financial Aid

Help paying for your education

Admission Requirements

Focus on academic performance and non-academic activities

Degree Options

DVM MS or PhD Combined Degree

Why Purdue?

Learn what makes Purdue the right choice for you

The Purdue Advantage

  • Educating the entire veterinary team
  • Small class size
  • One-on-one interaction with faculty
  • Hands-on animal learning sessions from day one
  • National award winning educators
  • Emphasis on international learning experiences
  • Diverse and inclusive environment
  • Access to faculty-led research experiences
  • Focus on developing student leadership skills
  • Opportunities for community engagement

Why Purdue?

Pathway to Veterinary Medicine

Are you a prospective student? Undergraduate, high school, and all students start here!

Begin Your Journey

Considering a Career Change?

Our curriculum emphasizes the veterinary team approach, problem-solving, and hands-on experience.

Make the Change

Additional Information

Meet Our Team

Our amazing staff

Boiler Vet Camp

For 8th-12th grade students interested in veterinary healthcare

Vet Scholars

For highly qualified high school seniors

Accreditation Information

Independent, objective, and reliable verification of quality education

Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

As an alternative, consider a career in veterinary nursing

Frequently Asked Questions

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