DVM is defined as an abbreviation for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Facts About the DVM
- The course of study takes four years of college, four years of veterinary school with the final year involving a great deal of clinical experience. The student may also have postgraduate work if they select an exotic animal specialty.
- The veterinarian curriculum covers anatomy, and a number of fields that will be useful in diagnosis and treatment of patients in the future including: pathology, microbiology, histology, physiology and pharmacology.
- As of 2010, there are only 28 licensed veterinary schools in the US. Due to the small number of schools, admission to veterinary school is very competitive.
An example of a DVM is the typical degree awarded to a vet.