The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program of Southwestern University PHINMA will produce veterinarians who specialize in urban-based small animal practice with exemplary skills in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and surgery. The graduate will have entrepreneurial and managerial skills and a keen understanding of the needs of pet owners and their pets. The graduate will likewise have a sound understanding of the principles of One Health and be able to apply them in safeguarding the health of both animals and humans and the protection of the environment.
The DVM Program is a six-year professional course. The program includes basic and clinical courses which provide the student the foundation knowledge and skills in veterinary medicine that are needed for the successful prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases in domestic, aquatic, laboratory and wildlife animals. The courses are presented through the active learning modality giving the student the opportunity to actively engage in the information they are learning.