Difference Between Veterinary School and Medical School

September 12, 2017

Steven Marks, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM, associate dean at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, says the biggest difference between veterinary school and medical school is that veterinary school produces a product.

Steven Marks, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM, associate dean at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, says the biggest difference between veterinary school and medical school is that veterinary school produces a product.

At the end of four years of veterinary school, graduates are functional clinicians, but at the end of four years of human medical school, graduates are not functional clinicians and are required to do several years of further training and education.