Concurrent DVM Certificate Programs
Certificates provide an opportunity for currently enrolled DVM students to receive additional credentialing at graduation. Certificate programs include a set number of core and elective courses, demonstrated competence in clinical skills, and additional co-curricular experiences in specific professional areas. Click here to sign up for a program.
Veterinary Medicine Sustainability Certificate
The Veterinary Medicine Sustainability Certificate program will encompass a wide breadth of topics covering three pillars of sustainability (Environmental, Social, and Economic) and provide experiential learning opportunities. Students will gain knowledge in the economic aspects of veterinary practice management, including basic business management skills. The program also provides students with a broad understanding of the environmental pillar, covering topics such as the environmental impacts of food animal production, emissions of anesthesia gases and waste disposal.
Food Animal Veterinary Certificate
The Food Animal Veterinary Certificate (FAVC) will prepare DVM students for long-term success in food animal veterinary practice by incorporating skills in varied areas including animal health, production medicine, practice management, and client communications which go beyond the content of the core DVM curriculum. Graduates will become part of a veterinary workforce capable of meeting the needs of livestock producers in a sustainable practice environment.
Shelter Medicine Veterinary Certificate
The Shelter Medicine Veterinary Certificate (SMVC) program is offered for current Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students. The goal of the SMVC is to prepare DVM students for long term success in the field of shelter medicine by incorporating skills that include shelter animal care, shelter animal behavior and well-being, high-quality high-volume sterilization surgery and shelter management consultation. Attaining this certificate will provide DVM graduates with a well-rounded foundation for a career in Shelter Medicine.
Exotic Animal/Zoological Medicine Veterinary Certificate
The Exotic Animal/Zoological Medicine Veterinary Certificate (EAZMVC) program is for current Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students at Kansas State University. The goal of the EAZMVC is to prepare DVM students for long term success in the field of exotic animal and zoological (which, for this document, includes wildlife) medicine by incorporating skills of varied areas and the ability to adapt a student’s knowledge and experience to a broad-range of species.