Shelter Medicine

Training in mixed animal species medicine and surgery

The mixed animal species track provides flexibility for exploring career options and defining the most suitable path for individual talents and interests. Build a course of study to focus on small animal, equine, food animal, and/or pocket and exotic pet medicine through tailored course selections from the small animal, equine, and food animal tracks.

Courses designed to develop excellent practitioners

The faculty at VMCVM are committed to helping our students achieve their goals of becoming a  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 mixed animal species.

Career opportunities

Potential career options for students tracking mixed animal species include the following:

  • General private practice
  • Emergency medicine
  • Shelter medicine
  • Specialty practice, which requires post-DVM advanced training through internship, residency, and board certification by a veterinary specialty organization
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Regulatory medicine
  • Public health