The primary goal of the UK-VESC/LMU-CVM cooperative program is to train top veterinary
graduates to become leading PhD research scientists in the field of veterinary science
and animal health. Emphasis is placed on investigating the causes and mechanisms
that affect the production and performance of horses, regardless of breed. The program
will provide opportunities for LMU-CVM graduates to develop the skills necessary to
become creative and critical-thinking scientists with the contemporary skills and
knowledge to perform independent research and to effectively communicate their findings.
The VESC/LMU Program will lead to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Veterinary Science
with specialization in pathology, virology, microbiology, parasitology, immunology,
genetics, reproductive physiology, pharmacology,or musculoskeletal sciences. Each
of these subspecialties has a general emphasis on the horse.
The VESC/LMU Doctor of Philosophy program is research intensive, and enables the student
to become a self-educating and creative scholar. This degree implies that the individual
has demonstrated the capacity to frame an interrelated series of questions and to
design and execute an appropriate series of investigations. Research projects are
expected to either answer all of the questions or illuminate the area of inquiry in
such a way that the resulting dissertation and publications will constitute a definitive
contribution to science.
Learn more about the University of Kentucky/LMU-CVM PhD