College of Veterinary Medicine

About the College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary medicine courses have been taught at the University of Minnesota since 1888. In 1947, the Minnesota legislature authorized the establishment of a School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, which was administered as a unit of the Institute of Agriculture. In 1957, the Board of Regents established the College of Veterinary Medicine as a separate administrative unit. In 1968, the College established the Department of University Veterinary Hospitals. In 1985, the College of Veterinary Medicine was formally incorporated into the Academic Health Center.

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Jessen, Carl

Carl Jessen completed a pre-vet program at the University of Minnesota and earned his D.V.M. in 1956. After spending some time in private practice, he decided to pursue his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Jessen completed his Ph.D. in…

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Osborne, Carl A.

Dr. Carl Osborne served as a professor at University of Minnesota in the College of Veterinary Medicine beginning in 1964. He simultaneously pursued a doctorate, researching the urinary tract, and completed his degree in 1970. Dr. Osborne held a joint…

Perman, Victor

Dr. Victor Perman earned his bachelor’s degree in 1953, his D.V.M. in 1955, and his Ph.D. in 1962, all from the University of Minnesota. Over the course of his career, he made significant contributions to veterinary clinical pathology, particularly…

Weber, Alvin F.

Dr. Alvin F. Weber became a faculty member at the University of Minnesota College of Medicine in 1949. He served as head of the Department of Veterinary Anatomy between 1965 and 1973….