DVM International Program

Global and Local Reach

If you’re interested in the global aspect of veterinary medicine our international program might be the right fit for you. Maybe it’s an externship abroad that gets you excited. Or the ability to work with faculty who are experts in public health and animal medicine. You’ll have these experiences while earning our certificate in international medicine (CIVM).

What is the Certificate in International Veterinary Medicine?

Our interdisciplinary certificate in international veterinary medicine program familiarizes students with issues and opportunities in veterinary medicine on an international level through coursework and externships.

To complete the certificate, which is conferred at the same time as your DVM degree, you must:

  • Take the elective course International Veterinary Medicine (VETM 5201) offered during the spring elective period
  • Complete at least one international externship that lasts a minimum of three weeks. In selected circumstances, an externship in an underserved or minority area can substitute for the foreign experience.
  • Be proficient in a foreign language (at or above the second university course level)
  • Complete a directed reading/special project. The project must be approved by your CVM faculty advisor and completed under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The mentor can be in or outside of the CVM.