PhD Program

  • Minimum 90 credits
  • Traditional Research-based, mentored, (usually self-funded—a very limited number of research assistant ships, fellowships, and other awards are available for students with exceptional credentials)

Identify a Faculty Mentor and Supervisors for Degree Programs

The College of Veterinary Medicine includes five departments from which to identify potential thesis mentors and supervisory committee members for non-thesis programs.  You must identify a faculty mentor PRIOR to admission for a thesis option. You must identify a supervisory committee of 3 to 5 graduate faculty by the end of the first semester of study for all degree options, including non-thesis.

Review the websites for each department, including biographical information and research interests of faculty members:

The College also 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 interdisciplinary research and training mentors.

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.