Education


Illinois delivers world-class educational experiences, from an innovative, practice-focused veterinary curriculum to career-launching master's and PhD degrees to lifelong learning opportunities for veterinary professionals.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree

Each fall 130 students, who have completed a bachelor’s degree or specified undergraduate courses, are enrolled in the college’s DVM program. The innovative Illinois curriculum produces broadly trained, clinically prepared graduates equipped to enter a wide range of veterinary and biomedical fields. Students also may apply to earn a master’s degree in public health along with the DVM degree in a five-year span.

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Master’s and PhD Degrees

Graduate degree programs at the college align with faculty and departmental research strengths. Students interact closely with faculty members to design a program of core and elective courses, both within the college and in relevant disciplines across campus,  that meet the goals of the individual student. A veterinary degree is not generally a prerequisite.

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Residency and Internship Programs

From anesthesiology to zoo pathology, residency programs at Illinois combine day-to-day case management under the supervision of board-certified specialists with graduate-level courses to prepare students for careers as a clinical specialists.

Internship programs are available for recent veterinary graduates seeking additional clinical experience in a busy referral hospital.

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Continuing Professional Education

Illinois provides career-focused lifelong educational opportunities that range from the award-winning Executive Veterinary Program (EVP), which develops skills over a two-year period, to shorter in-person programs, such as workshop for industrial toxicologists; to the “anytime, anywhere” modules of Veterinary Education Online, which have been used by busy veterinary professionals from more than 45 countries.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available. This report includes statistics from the previous three years concerning reported crime that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus and statistics for fires in on-campus student housing. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and other safety information along with fire safety policies and procedures. You may obtain a hard copy of this report by contacting the Division of Public Safety or by following the link below.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report