- 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.
VMD is defined as an abbreviation for the Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris degree which is awarded to new veterinarians by the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia School of Veterinary Medicine.
The major difference between a VMD and the DVM degree awarded by other veterinary schools is University of Pennsylvania's concentration on the linkage between human medicine and veterinary medicine.
Facts About the VMD
An example of VMD is a degree earned by a vet who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
Origin of VMDClassical Latin Veterinariae Medicinae Doctor Doctor of Veterinary Medicine