MS Program

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

Physiological Sciences
Dr. John Bowden

Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Dr. Domenico Santoro


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.