School of Veterinary Medicine Instructions

The following information applies to students enrolled in the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Insurance Coverage for Student Rabies Immunizations

We recommend that you verify with your insurance provider that the pre-exposure rabies series is covered by your policy, and that you verify clinic locations where you may receive the covered immunization series.

Out of Pocket Options

Boynton Health Service is currently the only option for receiving the rabies series or titer and paying out of pocket. 

Boynton Health Service

  • If you are enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan, the cost of your vaccination is covered 100%.
  • If you have private insurance, check with your insurance carrier to see if they cover any portion. If not, and you paid your student service fees, contact Boynton for your out of pocket cost.

Compliance Tracking

For compliance tracking purposes, students in the DVM program are responsible for submitting a copy of your rabies series record including the date you received each immunization of the series to University Health and Safety—Biosafety and Occupational Health (UHS–BOHD). UHS–BOHD will document your compliance and provide your program with reports on your compliance status.

Submitting Records to BOHD

Send your documents to Occupational Health via one of the options listed below.

Fax: (612) 626-9643. This is a confidential fax in a secured location.

In person: Thompson Center for Environmental Management, 501 23rd Ave SE. Place records in a sealed envelope marked “UHS-BOHD” and deliver to the reception desk.

Campus Mail
Environmental Health and Safety–Biosafety and Occupational Health

U.S. Mail
University Health and Safety–Biosafety and Occupational Health
Thompson Center for Environmental Management
501 23rd Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Email to: Note: Email is not a guaranteed secure way to transmit private information. If you choose to submit by email anyway, scan your record as a PDF and attach. Photos of documents will not be accepted.