Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Nov 24, 2020  
Courses of Study 2020-2021

Degree Programs


In the College of Veterinary Medicine  

Degree Programs


The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine offers a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.). Please refer to the College Graduation Requirements  page to see the requirements for completing this degree. 

Other degree programs, including:

are administered by the Graduate School.

Learning Outcomes


The Cornell D.V.M. graduate will demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the scientific principles underlying veterinary medicine
  • The basic clinical skills and attitudes necessary to care for the common domestic animals and other species entrusted to our stewardship
  • Critical thinking as evidenced by successful problem solving
  • Sound clinical judgment and medical decision-making skills
  • An understanding of the interactions among animals, people, and the environment
  • A commitment to professionalism, including a commitment to animal welfare and to following the best practices in relation to ethical, cultural, global, business management, and legal issues.
  • Self-education and lifelong learning skills to promote professional growth
  • An understanding of the limits of one’s knowledge and skills and the ability to address those limits through effective use of sources of information and expertise