a leader in veterinary education

Become part of a college that has valued and taught the essential role of veterinary medicine in animal, human, and environmental health for over 100 years.

Continually ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program was the first to teach veterinary ethics, clinical communication skills, and practitioner wellness.

Four academic departments contribute faculty expertise to our program, providing in-depth scientific and medical knowledge that sets our program apart from other veterinary schools.

#3 veterinary school
in the nation
(u.s. news & world report)
world-class faculty
who represent
28 veterinary specialties
42,000 teaching hospital
patient visits per year

where you make a difference

It's where hands meet heart. It's where your life's work can save lives. It's where YOU make a difference.

student snapshot

Our veterinary students represent diversity in age, background, experiences, and more,
and all are committed to benefiting the health of pets and people.

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program curriculum

Your curriculum provides education and training that emphasize case-based and hands-on learning during all four years. You will progressively advance in knowledge and application of normal biology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine, surgery, clinical reasoning, and professional skills.

You’ll spend your first and second years primarily in classrooms; your third and fourth years will be highlighted by clinical rotation at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital

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special degree programs

Enhance your knowledge and customize your degree to align with your career interests. We offer combined programs that let you pursue your D.V.M. in tandem with another degree, as well as additional degree options that address different needs in the veterinary field.

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support services

Our D.V.M. Student Services team will help ensure your success, providing you with an array of valuable student services, career counseling, and financial planning.

what we offer

learning opportunities

Experience veterinary medicine in a new context and expand your skillset through regional, national, and international learning experiences and our Veterinary Summer Scholars program.

want to know more
about the CSU experience?

Ask one of our current students a question.

Our student ambassador team is made up of highly-motivated and passionate veterinary students, who are here to help you explore opportunities at CSU.

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so you want to be a vet?

Find out what you need to do to prepare for veterinary school,
and schedule an advising appointment to learn more about the pathway to veterinary medicine.

Visit Our Campus Community

Fellow students, a vibrant and welcoming campus community, and the vitality, active lifestyles, and unmatched Rocky Mountain surroundings of Fort Collins all enhance the CSU experience.

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