Coronavirus Update

Currently we are prepared to offer our summer program as planned and continue to accept applications. We are closely following main campus directives and will communicate any changes as they arise.

Veterinary Medicine

Please note: Due to the large number of applications already received, admissions to the 2018 Veterinary Medicine program are currently suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to consider one of our several other programs still open for enrollment. You may still select Veterinary Medicine as a second choice, which will place you on a waiting list for that program; however, we cannot guarantee that additional spaces will become available.

Where Your Passion for Animals Meets World Class Education

Program Dates: July 21 – August 11, 2018

U.S. News and World Report currently ranks UC Davis as the #1 school in the country for veterinary science. Spend three weeks next summer learning from renowned faculty and scientists in the UC Davis Vet Med program, and get unparalleled access to the exciting field of veterinary medicine.

Do you have a passion for the care of animals? We do, too. And we're just as passionate about nurturing students like you— the future of veterinary medicine.

The UC Davis Pre-College Program will introduce you to veterinary medicine, as taught by faculty from the field's top-ranked school in the world.vet assistant comforting a dog

  • Explore the rewarding veterinary medical profession and gain an understanding of the passion and commitment it requires
  • Learn about the history and evolution of veterinary medicine
  • Work with the extraordinary resources and mentors at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Discover the wide-variety potential career paths beyond college—from researcher to practicing veterinarian

During your three weeks with us, you'll also spend lots of time in the lab, experiencing clinical procedures such as surgical preparation, handling, injections and suturing.

Take what you learn in the classroom and see how it's applied out in the real-world on interactive tours of facilities such as the Center for Equine Health, the Raptor Center, VMTH Large Animal Clinic, UC Davis Dairy, the Sacramento Zoo and more.

On an academic, personal and professional level, this is a life-changing opportunity.

Our Pre-College Program in Veterinary Medicine was developed in partnership with faculty from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the world's top-ranked vet school.