What does VMD stand for in veterinary medicine?


Penn LogoThe School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers the Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, or VMD degree. In addition to the VMD, Penn Vet also offers the VMD-PhD, VMD-MBA, and VMD-MPH.*

Source: School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 

*When you see VMD after a veterinarian’s name versus DVM, that means they graduated from PennVet. Our latest #Germinder20 #PowerofPinkHonoree is a Penn Vet alum, Arne Zislin, VMD, MBA. When we asked him about his veterinary school experience this is what he had to say,

“Any veterinarian will tell you that your years in veterinary school are tough. You must learn an incredible bank of knowledge that precedes your final years in the clinic before you can graduate and truly “begin to learn” to be a practicing veterinarian.

Overall, I was very fortunate to have been in veterinary school as specialties in the profession were in their infancies and the key people who were the leaders in small animal dermatology, cardiology, and ophthalmology were at the University of Pennsylvania. My classmates and I were constantly at the footsteps of these people, they were great teachers and the excitement of being there, as new information was being developed to address the quality of life in animals was incredible.”

To read his full story, click here.



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