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Choosing which veterinary school to attend is not easy. Veterinary programs require four years of dedication, hard work, and long hours. You want to be sure the school you attend is the right fit for you.

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences provides world-class veterinary education in a supportive environment. Our professors are internationally known in their respective fields, and they choose to be here because of you.​
Why Choose CSU's Veterinary Program?

 

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 DVM Program Contacts

 

Pre-veterinary Advisor
Ann.bowen@colostate.edu

DVM Applications
dvmadmissions@colostate.edu

Current DVM Students
grace.wilson@colostate.edu

 

 Bridget's Journey to CSU

 

Our PVM Program and Curriculum

  • CVMBS’s veterinary program consistently ranks among the top three in the nation.

  • The CVMBS is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

  • You’ll have hands-on experiences beginning the first year of your CSU DVM program.

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students learn surgical techniques using artificial tissue that is designed to be extremely life-like.

  • CVMBS offers combined programs that let you pursue your DVM in tandem with an MBA, MPH, MST, PhD or a Business Certificate.

  • The curriculum allows for a great deal of flexibility for you to pursue your clinical interests through elective courses and tracking (small animal, large animal, mixed animal).  There is ample flexibility in the 4th year to schedule expereiences outside of CSU as well.

  • CVMBS faculty are not only phenomenal teachers, but also renowned in their field

Research

  • It is easy for students to get involved in research, with numerous summer research opportunities specifically for our veterinary students.

  • CVMBS leads the nation in veterinary research funding and conducts ground-breaking research in multiple areas, from infectious diseases to sports medicine.

  • CSU hosts several research days, allowing students the opportunity to present their research and vie for prizes in oral or poster competitions.

  • With outstanding research in veterinary medicine, human medicine, and environmental health, a driving force in furthering the One Health initiative.

Outside the Classroom

  • With over 25 clubs, everyone can find something that suits their interests, whether it’s surgery, holistic medicine, theriogenology, or many more.

  • Clubs are a great way to get hands-on and leadership experiences outside the classroom, with wet labs covering topics from bovine pregnancy checking to canine abdominal ultrasound.

  • There are International Opportunities abound to enrich your DVM experience, including a partnership with Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Scotland and University of Nairobi in Kenya.  Opportunities also exist with VIDAS, an organization that provides spay/neuter and primary care services in developing countries and connections for experiences in many countries in Central and South America, Africa, Asia Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and so much more!

  • Our new partnership with University of Alaska Fairbanks will provide students with unique opportunities in wildlife and marine science.

Our Teaching Hospital

  • Our James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital sees over 40,000 patients per year and trains residents in 12 specialty areas. 

  • The VTH's Flint Animal Cancer Center is the largest companion animal cancer research center in the world, and presents exceptional research and clinical opportunities.

  • We boast an internationally renowned Orthopaedic Research Center and recently renovated Equine Reproduction Laboratory program.

  • CSU’s Argus Institute is one of the leading veterinary programs in the area of the human-animal bond.

  • Eight of our veterinary faculty are directly involved in a unique Food Animal Program as part of the Integrated Livestock Management Program.

  • We offer a Complementary and Alternative medical program for veterinary practice. 

  • Our school has contracts with the Denver Zoo and Denver Aquarium, providing hands-on experience in exotic and wildlife medicine.

  • The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory delivers national diagnostic services and offers outstanding educational and research opportunities. 

  • Our hospital has a busy community practice service, giving students the opportunity to gain experience in a general care setting.

The CSU College of Veterinary Medicine Community

  • CSU offers the advantages of a huge university while providing the feel of a small family environment!  Your professors and classmates truly want to see you succeed!

  • The CVMBS has a strong commitment to providing support for veterinary students and has a full-time psychologist available for counseling.   

  • CVMBS offers nearly $1.5 million in scholarships annually.

  • Our Big Sib program pairs each incoming student with a second year student to answer questions and provide support during the transition to CSU veterinary program.

  • We have full-time staff who can provide career services and financial advising free of charge.

  • Tutoring is available for students experiencing academic challenges in the program.

Fort Collins

  • Fort Collins is rated by CNNMoney as one of America's best cities.

  • Fort Collins is one of Outside Magazine’s ten perfect towns in the United States to live in.

  • Fort Collins offers access to outstanding winter sports as well as hiking and climbing locations with 54 peaks over 14,000 feet!

  • Fort Collins is rated as one of the top bike friendly towns in the US with a 310 mile cycling network and a bike share program that serves over 11,000 people annually. There are options for all types of biking and even a “Bally-hoo of Bikes” called Tour de Fat hosted by the local New Belgium Brewery in the late summer.

  • Colorado averages 300 days of sunshine per year.

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