DVM vs VMD - What's the Difference?

You may have noticed that at Drummond Animal Hospital, we have veterinarians with both DVM and VMD after their names. Both are equivalent degrees that give someone the knowledge to be and opportunity to become a licensed veterinarian. DVM stands for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine while VMD stands for Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris. The University of Pennsylvania is the only school that issues the VMD diploma, while the other 30 veterinary schools issue the DVM diploma. The University of Pennsylvania was the first accredited veterinary school approved in the United States of America when it opened in 1884 and began issuing VMD diplomas. While the other schools eventually transitioned to the more modern DVM name. UPenn prides itself in its historical school and chose to keep the latin VMD name to symbolize that. Being that our hospital is located in Pennsylvania, we are proud to have VMDs on staff!  

Regardless of title, all of our veterinarians at Drummond Animal Hospital are equipped with the knowledge and compassion in order to provide your furry family member with the best care possible!


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