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.

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences through the college’s five departments:

PhD Student Handbook

For more information about MS program requirements, you can read the CVM PhD Student Handbook.

For More Information

For more information about CVM MS or PhD graduate programs, please contact Sara Rubinstein s.rubinstein@ufl.edu at the CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies. For further guidance and assistance, you can reach out to our CVM Director of Graduate Education or Department Graduate Coordinators.

Jorge A Hernandez
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Jorge A Hernandez

CVM Director Of Graduate Education; Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4305
Sara Rubinstein
Department: VM-RESEARCH / GRADUATE

Sara Rubinstein

Academic Program Specialist
Phone: (352) 294-4241

Department Graduate Coordinators

Maureen T Long
Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine

Maureen T Long

Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8305
David R Allred
Department: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

David R Allred

Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4126
Iske V Larkin
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Iske V Larkin

Lecturer And Education Coordinator
Phone: (352) 294-4095
John A Bowden
Department: Department of Physiological Sciences

John A Bowden

Assistant Professor
Phone: (941) 716-4431
Domenico Santoro
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Domenico Santoro

Associate Professor, Dermatology
Phone: (352) 392-2235

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