College of Veterinary Medicine

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A new approach to Veterinary Medical education

At the Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine, we strive to lead the way in developing adaptive problem-solvers to tackle the industry’s most significant challenges. With a program designed to meet the growing need for veterinarians, we provide each student with a wide range of clinical experiences in university, private and public settings. 

Philanthropic efforts directly help fund our mission to find new strategies and practices to improve veterinary medicine. Financial support also enables us to bring quality veterinary care to underserved rural areas through mobile clinics and community partnerships, increasing the program’s outreach and impact. With your gift, you are helping to support future veterinarians who solve real-world problems and raise the standard for veterinary medicine.


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"Our learner-forward curriculum will transform the student and faculty experience and advance the profession. From day-one, we will develop career-ready veterinarians who serve the people of Arizona and the world.”

-Julie Funk, Dean

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Our emphasis on service learning provides more efficient care, innovates instructional methods, and deepens our connections within the region. Through our program, we aim to meet the economic and geographic challenges facing veterinary medicine while training the next generation of veterinarians through hands-on experience.


Student Support

Scholarships are essential for students to get the most out of their education and provide an opportunity to work in underserved communities post-graduation without the burden of debt. By investing in the next generation of veterinary professionals, you can make a real difference in the careers and well-being of students.

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Collaborative Research

As a part of the University of Arizona One Health Initiative, the College of Veterinary Medicine is poised to expand existing knowledge of human-animal relationships, serve as the catalyst for collaborative human-animal bond research, and enrich veterinary student training.

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Mobile Clinic

Traditionally, colleges partner with shelters and rescue groups to have animals brought to the university for students’ preclinical training. We are flipping the model with our mobile clinic, so we can take students to local animal shelters instead of them bringing animals to us. Gifts in this area will enable us to bring quality vet care to underserved communities in our region.

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