The MS program in Veterinary Medical Sciences requires a minimum 30 credits in coursework and research. The UF CVM Departments of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, and Small Animal Clinical Sciences offer combined 1+3=4 year MS:Residency programs in selected disciplines: anesthesiology and pain management, food animal health and reproduction, large animal surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, or small animal surgery. Selected MS:Residency applicants are funded through the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and UF CVM Veterinary Hospital (includes a stipend
of $45,000 per year for four years). In the last 20 years, our MS:Resident graduates have successfully pursued careers in academia (clinical track positions) or in the private sector (specialized veterinary practice in small animals or large animals).
UF CVM also offers advanced training at the MS level to veterinarians or professionals with a bachelors 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.
For further guidance and assistance, you can reach out to our CVM Director of Graduate Education or Department Graduate Coordinators:
CVM Director of Graduate Education
Dr. Jorge Hernandez
Department Graduate Coordinators
Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine
Dr. Maureen Long
Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Dr. David Allred
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Dr. Iske Larkin
Dr. John Bowden
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Dr. Domenico Santoro