Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to seek external sources of financial aid.

Several nationally competitive fellowship opportunities are available to qualified individuals. In addition, graduate students are eligible for a limited number of assistant-ships, fellowships, and other awards provided directly by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Florida.

Several teaching assistant-ships and research assistant-ships are available from the College of Veterinary Medicine, and many faculty offer additional grant-funded research assistant-ships. These assistant-ships include an initial salary of $25,000 to $35,000 per year, depending on years of relevant experience, for those students holding the DVM or equivalent degree. For other students, assistant-ships include an initial salary of $22,000 to $28,000 per year, depending on years of relevant experience.

Supplemental fellowships over and above these amounts are available to students having exceptional credentials. Health insurance and tuition waivers are available for students on assistant-ships or fellowships. All students are required to pay nonacademic fees. For new students who may need a cash advance when arriving on campus, there is a graduate student revolving loan fund at the College.

Identify Funding for Training

The majority of CVM graduate students are self-funded with personal funds and/or external sources of student financial aid and scholarships.  Visit the UF Student Financial Affairs Office for more information about financial aid for graduate studies.

Visit UF Admissions for more information on financial aid.

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.


Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students an opportunity to gain exposure in biomedical research.


Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinarian staff is ready to assist.