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Curriculum and Clinical Experiences

What is the size of the LMU-CVM Class of 2021?
  • The size of the Class of 2021 is 125.
What types of scholarships are available for Veterinary students?
  • LMU-CVM scholarships are available for current LMU-CVM students to apply for each year. Details regarding the size of the monetary award, application process, and selection criteria will be available on the once they become available.
Where can I learn more about your DVM program?
  • Information regarding the LMU-CVM program can be found at this link:
    Inquiries for specific questions and concerns are addressed by e-mail to [email protected]
    or by telephone to (800) 325-0900 ext. 6008.
What is the estimated cost of attendance at LMU-CVM?
Can I meet with an admissions counselor and/or tour the Veterinary School?
  • Yes, you can schedule a meeting with a member of the Admissions staff and tour the facilities by sending a request to [email protected] or by signing up online at Schedule a Visit.
Why should I choose LMU’s Veterinary College?
  • The veterinary medical education program at LMU is unique and innovative. The curriculum is structured to simultaneously develop veterinary knowledge and clinical skills side by side in an educational model that encourages our students to “think like a doctor” very early in the professional program.
  • The curriculum also emphasizes a “One Health” philosophy that recognizes the interactive and mutually dependent relationship of health and well-being for people, animals, and the environment in all semesters of the educational program.
  • Finally, let a few of our students tell you why LMU-CVM! Student Testimonial, V. PasquinellyStudent Testimonial, C. SmolaStudent Testimonial, K. Haider
Do you have any dual degree opportunities?
  • Yes. The LMU-CVM offers a Dual-Degree program in Masters of Business Administration. We are currently working to create more dual degree opportunities. Details regarding these intended programs will be described on the LMU website once they become available.
Are wildlife, zoo, and exotic animals part of your curriculum?
  • Veterinary health issues of all animal species are covered in the curricular content of the educational program. Students with an interest wildlife, zoo, and exotic animals will have opportunity during semesters 6 thru 8 to gain clinical experiences in this area.
How much hands on experience will I get during my education?
  • Students in the clinical and professional skills program begin learning and practicing key veterinary skills starting in the 1st semester of the curriculum and continuing through all pre-clinical semesters. Students practice their animal handling and physical examination skills on horses, cows, sheep, and dogs. Students work with LMU-CVM created models to practice large and small animal techniques such as drawing blood, giving injections, and learning surgical skills such as ligation and suturing prior to performing these tasks on live animals. Students also participate in interactive sessions with simulated clients and patients designed to build their communication skills before embarking on the final year of clinical rotations.
Does LMU-CVM help me find employment when I graduate?
  • Yes, we are committed to helping our graduates identify and secure employment in the veterinary profession following successful completion of the program.
How much opportunity will I have to focus on areas of most interest to me during the clinical year?
  • LMU-CVM’s Clinical Year Curriculum is flexible to meet the career needs of individual students.  LMU-CVM students in their clinical year are given the opportunity to pursue areas of  personal interest within the customizable clinical rotation schedule. For more details on the clinical rotations schedule, see clinical year curriculum structure and our curriculum digest.
Are LMU-CVM students eligible to sit for licensing examinations?
Yes, students are eligible to sit for licensing examinations. The AVMA states that “when a student graduates from a veterinary school or college that is operating under any classification of AVMA COE accreditation, the student is considered a graduate of an accredited school for purposes of licensing examinations or other certification that requires graduation from an AVMA COE-accredited institution as a prerequisite”. COE FAQ (PDF)
As a point of clarification, LMU students are not required to take qualifying examinations like those administered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG).