Upon graduation from the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree is granted. The usual course of study for the program is four academic years (13 quarters). The curriculum consists of 8 quarters of basic and clinical science instruction with laboratories. The final five quarters consist of clinical rotations. Except for a student receiving a degree in another program, in addition to the DVM degree (dual degree), the educational program leading up to a DVM degree may not exceed 6 years from the date of matriculation.

Completion of requirements for a DVM degree does not guarantee future employment or licensure.