Graduate Program

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide prospective graduate students and faculty with written statements of policy. The student should consult the Graduate Catalog as well as this information. Further information could be provided by:

Dr. Iske Larkin, Graduate Coordinator, LACS University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32610 (352) 294-4095


The Departments of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LACS) and Small Animal Clinical Sciences (SACS) offer a program of graduate study in Veterinary Medical Sciences (VMS) leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). This is an umbrella-type program which encompasses all related disciplines in the area of veterinary medical sciences. The choice of specific areas of concentration by graduate students is influenced by the educational and career goals of the applicant, available positions and graduate faculty.

The objective of this program is to provide training in research and teaching necessary for the student to be successful in academic and/or clinical veterinary medicine.