Applicants interested in veterinary public health should consider the DVM-MPH degree at the University of Florida. This program, administered jointly by the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health and Health Professions, provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue public health positions in research, government, international health, and private industry. Public health-trained veterinarians are uniquely qualified to address and meet the needs of emerging diseases, food system problems, and respond to acts of bioterrorism.
The DVM-MPH degree is offered jointly by the College of Public Health & Health Professions and the College of Veterinary Medicine. DVM-MPH joint degree applications are due every year on March 1. Applicants to the program must be admitted through the normal DVM admissions process prior to acceptance in the joint degree program. The course prerequisites and admission requirements are identical for admission to both DVM and DVM-MPH programs. For more information please visit the Joint Degree site. For specific questions, please contact Traci Krueger, DVM-MPH Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lynnette Chapparo in the college's admissions office.