PhD Program

The PhD program in Veterinary Medical Sciences produces new graduates who join the research workforce in academia, government or the private sector in the United States or Abroad. Our PhD students are from the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. The PhD program requires a minimum of 90 credits in coursework and research. The College of Veterinary Medicine collaborates with other colleges in both the Health Science Center and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to provide students with excellent opportunities for transdisciplinary research and mentoring.

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

David R 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.