DVM student and practitioner examining a horse.

Training in equine medicine and surgery

Students interested in equine medicine and surgery will be able to immerse themselves in advanced course work and clinical training to prepare them for exciting careers in equine practice.

Courses designed to develop excellent practitioners

The equine faculty at VMCVM are committed to helping our students achieve their goals of becoming an equine veterinarian. Our clinicians provide outstanding instruction in the classroom, as well as in the clinic, in order to develop passionate practitioners with excellent clinical knowledge and skills.

Please refer to the DVM Course Catalog for the track and elective courses that are available for students tracking equine.

Career opportunities

Potential career options for students tracking equine include the following:

  • Equine private practice
  • Equine reproduction
  • Equine podiatry
  • Specialty practice, which requires post-DVM advanced training through internship, residency, and board certification by a veterinary specialty organization
  • Teaching
  • Research