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Ithaca, NY 14853
The primary educational goal of the College of Veterinary Medicine is to prepare students for a lifetime of productive activity in the veterinary medicial profession. In order to achieve this objective, the faculty endeavor to:
The curriculum has been orgainized to accomplish these goals, both in the content of the courses and the process and instructional methods chosen.
The D.V.M. program at Cornell University is made up of two types of courses: Foundation and Distribution. All students take foundation courses at the same time in a prescribed order. Foundation courses account for approximately 70% of the credits required for graduation, reflecting the College's commitment to a broad, generalist veterinary education. Distribution courses make up the remaining 30% of the credits required for graduation and offer students an opportunity to pursue their individual interests through a system of structured choice.