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UGA CVM : Facts

Facts and Figures

About the College

UGA CVM

  • The first class of 44 students graduated in 1950.
  • The College employs 186 faculty members and 420 staff members.
  • A list of our academic and administrative departments can be found in the footer at the bottom of this webpage.
  • Our total budget is approximately $85.95 million, with about one third of that total appropriated or sponsored by the state of Georgia.
  • The remainder comes from income from services, federal and other sponsors, the Southern Regional Education Board, gifts, and other subsidies.

About the Hospital

About our students

Current enrollment is:

  • 431 students in the DVM program
  • 88 PhD candidates
  • 11 DVM/PhD combined degree program students
  • 7 DVM/MPH combined degree students
  • 22 master's degree candidates
  • 3 master's in avian medicine students
  • 5 master's in avian health and medicine students
  • 1 master's in food animal health student
  • 43 residents
  • 17 clinical interns

For more information about students and admissions policies, click here to visit the website for the UGA CVM Office for Academic Affairs.

Educating Tomorrow’s Veterinarians

Founded in 1946, the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is located in Athens, Ga., about 60 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The first class of 44 students graduated in 1950, one year before the original building was completed at its current location near the corner of D.W. Brooks Drive and Carlton Street. The College currently admits 114 students each fall and has graduated 4,720 students since it was founded. Our mission is to educate tomorrow’s veterinarians, serve the needs of the public, and provide high quality animal care.

Honors and Awards

The College’s faculty members are among the most talented and experienced professionals in their fields. In addition to sitting on national advisory boards, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and receiving honors of distinction from the American Veterinary Medical Association, several faculty members have been awarded the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship, which is the highest teaching honor awarded by the University of Georgia.

Facts & Figures 2015-2016

Current Enrollment

DVM degree candidates: 431

  • 17.6% minority

Other degree candidates: 183

  • 88 doctoral students
  • 22 master’s degree students
  • 3 master’s in avian medicine students
  • 5 master’s in avian health and medicine students
  • 1 master’s in food animal health students
  • 7 DVM/MPH students
  • 11 DVM/PhD students
  • 17 clinical interns
  • 43 residents

Admissions Data

Total applicants, class of 2019: 1,107

  • 223 from Georgia
  • 87 from South Carolina
  • 9 from Delaware
  • 788 from other states and international

Enrolled students, class of 2019: 114

Faculty and Staff

Faculty: 186

  • 66 professors
  • 47 associate professors
  • 40 assistant professors
  • 23 research faculty
  • 7 instructors
  • 3 service faculty

Staff: 420

Tuition and Fees 2015-2016

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Employment Rates

2015 UGA DVM graduates (102 total)

  • Small animal practice: 45%
  • Large animal practice: 4%
  • Equine practice: 2%
  • Mixed practice: 15%
  • Advanced study: 28%
    • Internship or residency: 23%
    • Graduate studies: 5%
  • Other: 6%
    • Public/Corporate: 4%
    • Other: 1%
    • Unknown: 1%

2015 DVM graduates nationwide

  • Small animal practice: 33.8%
  • Food animal practice: 3%
  • Equine practice: 1.5%
  • Mixed practice: 18.6%
  • Advanced study: 39.3%
  • Other: 3.8%
    • Public/Corporate: 3.4%
    • Non-profit: 0.4%

Major Research Areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Poultry and caged bird diseases
  • Vaccinology
  • Equine collic and neonatal diseases
  • Neurobiology
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Wildlife diseases
  • Comparative immunology
  • Clinical trials

Estimated Yearly Caseload

Veterinary Teaching Hospital - 26,096

  • 19,291 dogs
  • 1,889 horses
  • 388 food animals
  • 3,443 cats
  • 1,085 birds, exotics and other animals

Field Services:

  • 415 cattle
  • 783 horses
  • 140 goats
  • 24 sheep
  • 0 pigs
  • 94 other animals
  • 396,506 non-poultry animals seen on herd-health visits
  • 14,210,000 poultry seen
  • 1,068 calls made

Annual Budget 2016 (by source)

Total budget: $85.95 million

  • State supported 35%
  • Tuition received 7%
  • Federal and other sponsors: 18%
  • Income: 29%
  • Gifts and endowments: 4%
  • Diagnostic Lab state subsidy: 3%
  • Other subsidies: 4%

The University of Georgia is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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