DVM seeking PhD

DVM seeking a PhD

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In response to the national need to increase the number of well-trained veterinarian-scientists to meet societal needs in biomedical research and other important fields of public health, Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine leads in creating opportunities for all veterinarians interested in pursuing a PhD.


The College has connections across Cornell University, including with internationally-recognized research programs in the physical sciences, the life sciences, and engineering. Our own research programs provide opportunities for cutting-edge research in a broad spectrum of biomedical sciences with special strengths in cancer biology, medical genetics, infectious diseases, and reproductive studies.

Why Choose Cornell University? 

  • Time to degree - 4.5 years average for DVM seeking a PhD students 
  • Stipend: $52,704 - $65,292 depending on experience, as well as full tuition and health insurance coverage
  • Over 170 world-class faculty and collaborators across campus 


Fall 2024 admissions cycle, applications due by December 1, 2023.

Due to funding restrictions, only applicants who will have earned a DVM or equivalent prior to August 2023 and are a US citizen or a permanent resident will be considered for the May 1, 2023 deadline.