The College of Veterinary Medicine

Founded in 1885, the College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth among the nation’s 28 veterinary medical schools by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” It combines more than 1,000 faculty, staff, and students in the departments of veterinary biosciences, veterinary clinical sciences, and veterinary preventive medicine. We are the only veterinary school in America to be colocated on the same campus with a complete health sciences center, including colleges of nursing, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, medicine, and public health.

Degrees offered include the doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), master’s and doctoral (PhD) degrees in comparative and veterinary medicine, a master of public health degree with a specialization in veterinary public health, and a variety of residency programs leading to specialty board certification.

Approximately 70 percent of our graduates enter some form of private practice, while the remainder choose fields such as preventive medicine, laboratory animal medicine, public health, industrial research and development, and teaching and research.

A Mission Shared

The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine has embraced the One Health Initiative--a worldwide movement to forge collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, and other health and environment-related disciplines. The College of Veterinary Medicine will tap the university’s vast intellectual resources as we lead in the transformation of healthcare and strive toward our vision of creating a healthy and sustainable world for animals and people.

Supporting Our Vision

The college’s vision--creating a healthy and sustainable world for animals and people--is compassionate, compelling, and critical for us all.

The future for our profession and the college has never been more exciting, and opportunities are available for you to invest in new initiatives, in our students, and in our faculty.

The profound changes on the horizon for veterinary medicine will be led by only a handful of academic institutions that have the capacity, the vision, and the commitment to lead this transformation. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will be one of those institutions.

Through the But for Ohio State campaign, you can make a difference, for the animals--and the people--of future generations.

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