Master’s Programs

UF CVM offers advanced training at the MS level to veterinarians or professionals with a bachelor’s degree.

New graduates join the professional workforce in the private sector (e.g., specialized veterinary practice in dairy herd health and reproduction, aquatic animal health), in government (wildlife disease surveillance and risk management, aquatic animal health), or pursue a PhD degree at UF or other university in the United States or abroad.

[A] Master’s Degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences (CIP 01.8101)

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine offers a Master of Science (MS) degree degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences through the college’s five departments:

The Master’s degree in VMS requires completion of a research thesis and 30 credits in graduate coursework. For more information, please review the Master’s Student Handbook.

[B] Master’s degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (CIP 01.8110, STEM) (New)

The Master’s of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) is a 30-credit, non-thesis, in-residence program offered by UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The MPVM targets veterinarians with interest in advanced education and training in management or research of diseases in livestock/wildlife populations in Florida, the United States, and globally. Main areas of emphasis are livestock health, food safety, and wildlife health.

Combined MS/Residency Programs

The The Departments of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, and Small Animal Clinical Sciences offer combined Master’s/Residency programs in selected disciplines. Selected applicants can pursue the Master’s in VMS or the MPVM. For more information, please consult with selected Resident Coordinators:

More information on Residency and Internship Programs can be referenced here.

For More Information

For further guidance and assistance, you can reach out to our CVM Director of Graduate Education or Department Graduate Coordinators. For more information about CVM MS or PhD graduate programs, please contact Sara Rubinstein at the CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Jorge A Hernandez
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Jorge A Hernandez DVM, MPVM, PhD

CVM Director Of Graduate Education; Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4305
Sara Rubinstein

Sara Rubinstein

Academic Program Specialist (Graduate Programs: MS/PhD)
Phone: (352) 294-4241

Department Graduate Coordinators

Iske V Larkin
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Iske V Larkin PhD

Senior Lecturer And Education Coordinator
Phone: (352) 294-4095
John A Bowden
Department: Department of Physiological Sciences

John A Bowden

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4001
Domenico Santoro
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Domenico Santoro

Service Chief, Associate Professor, Dermatology
Phone: (352) 392-2235
Mary B Brown
Department: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

Mary B Brown

Phone: (352) 294-4029
Heather D S Walden
Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine

Heather D S Walden

Associate Professor – Parasitology
Phone: (352) 294-4125


As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Academic Health Center, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.


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