The health of people, animals and the planet are connected in weird and wonderful ways; by focusing on these intersections we have the potential to promote health in multiple species simultaneously.

Veterinary Medicine and Public Health

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) at Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) offer a combined 5-year program of study that results in earning a master of public health (MPH) and doctor of veterinary medicine degree (DVM).

DVM/MPH Dual Degree Program

Veterinarians are a unique national resource, as they are the only health professionals trained in multi-species comparative medicine. As a result of this training, the veterinary profession is able to provide an extraordinary link between agriculture and human medicine. The uses made from this link have been extensive, with multiple benefits to society. In fact, public support for veterinary medical education has as its historical basis, the profession’s relationship with food production and the control of zoonotic diseases.

MPH/DVM students spend their first 12 months in the MPH program, and after successful completion, begin their first year of the DVM program. MPH/DVM students are allowed to transfer up to 12 credits of approved DVM coursework and complete their MPH degree requirements in the second year of their DVM program.

Application deadlines for the DVM/MPH program are sooner than MPH. Apply through the VMCAS Application.

Visit the CSU Veterinary School website for detailed information about the program and the application requirement.

DVM Admissions Coordinator

Janet M. Janke

Admissions Contact

Colorado School of Public Health
Office of Public Affairs

Assistant Director

Kendra Bigsby, MPH

CSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Vet School Website
DVM Application