College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary Medicine


The Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park and the Maryland Campus of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) are integrated as a single unit housed in the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus.

Our mission is to protect and improve the health of animals and the people of Maryland, the United States, and the global community by:

  1. Providing exemplary educational programs to under-graduate, graduate, and professional students

  2. Conducting cutting edge research programs in animal and public health

  3. Offering outstanding Extension and Continuing Education programs

Our institution ranks in the top tier of animal and public health research centers in the nation. With the help of the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center’s state-of-the-art technology and facilities, our outstanding faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are consistently making new discoveries in the areas of virology, bacteriology, immunology, epidemiology, and vaccinology.

Our advantageous location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor allows us active collaboration with nearby research centers, including federal institutions (NIH, USDA, FDA), several nationally-ranked universities and biomedical centers, as well as private industries involved in ground-breaking research on highly-pathogenic animal and human diseases. We are committed to providing excellent educational programs, conducting innovative research, and serving as a catalyst for the dissemination of new knowledge in fields related to infectious diseases with global impact.

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