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Academics
 & Training Opportunities


The VMD Degree

The nation's only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school, the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offer the Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, or VMD degree.

Penn Vet leads in the practice of veterinary medicine in the nation and the world. We have long been recognized for our pursuit of excellence in education and training.

We pioneered the development of veterinary clinical investigation, comparative medicine and the development of new fields, ranging from stem cell research to animal/human interactions.

We have successfully integrated scholarship and research into all aspects of veterinary medical education, and we supply high numbers of faculty nationwide to veterinary schools and other medical institutions.

We have made continuous and significant contributions to basic and clinical investigation and have trained large numbers of students and faculty as biomedical research scientists. We have led the way in curriculum development, as exemplified by our unique core/elective curriculum. 


The VMD-PhD
 & Research Training Opportunities

In addition to the VMD, Penn Vet offers research opportunities such as the VMD/PhD program. We also offer internships, residencies, and fellowships.

Our students, including combined degree students (VMD-PhD), postdoctoral fellows and residents, enjoy a wide range of research opportunities in basic, translational and clinical research.


Residencies, Internships, Externships & Fellowships

Training opportunities include residencies, internships, externships, and fellowships as well as other student-focused programs, research-based training and continuing education.

At the hospitals of Penn Vet, resident and training programs for graduate veterinarians provide advanced study in many clinical specialties, including anesthesiology, medicine, surgery, critical care, cardiology, radiology, pathology, production medicine, reproduction and many of the species-specialties.