Veterinary Medicine Building W-203
65211 Columbia, Missouri United States of America
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine
Recognition status :
AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
The MU College of Veterinary Medicine has several foci of strength. One is the unique clinical curriculum. The curriculum in the last two years requires six continuous weeks in each of seven clinical specialties. Teaching is done in a form of apprenticeship with as much pragmatic involvement as possible in the Teaching Hospital. The design of teaching within blocks is highly flexible and permits frequent adaptation and improvement. Graduates are offered an average of nearly three jobs each. In addition to the four-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, the college offers a variety of undergraduate courses. Currently the college does not offer a major or minor in any of the departments. However, courses serve as electives for other degree programs, a component to the Bachelor of General Studies degree, and as partial requirements in the Pre-veterinary Medicine Scholars program. The MU College of Veterinary Medicine is affiliated with the Mid-Missouri Associated Colleges And Universities (MMACU), a consortium Of MU, Williams Woods University, Stephens College, Westminster College, and Lincoln University. Full-time undergraduate students at the five member colleges may take courses for credit on any of the five campuses. The intent of cross-registration is to support students' educational needs when a desired course is unavailable at the home institution or when there are inherent schedule conflicts.