Veterinary Science programs provide advanced academic preparation in both discipline training and research. Programs are offered in the following areas of specialization:
- Clinical medicine
- Pathobiology including immunology, virology, micro, parasitology, pathology
- Biomedical sciences
- Health management exploring population medicine, preventative herd health as well epidemiology
- Food quality and Food Quality Assurance
Programs are often collaborative allowing students to explore their particular interests and needs.
Clinical medicine, a case approach using veterinary teaching/hospital resources, is common at most institutions. Under supervision students take primary responsibility for case management including diagnosis, therapy and client communication. Specializations are available in small animal medicine and surgery, radiology, large animal medicine and surgery and anesthesiology.
A Graduate Diploma Program is offered for veterinarians wanting to improve their expertise in a specific area.
Biomedical sciences offer specialized opportunities in morphology, physiology and pharmacological mechanisms.
Pathobiology including immunology, virology, parasitology, pathology and microbiology provide students with training in conceptual and laboratory aspects of research, combined with advanced training in a field of knowledge to manifestations, basic mechanisms and host resistance to diseases of vertebrates.
Health management of populations including preventative herd health, epidemiology and theriogenology is also offered at member Faculties.
Food Quality/Assurance is suited for graduates of a science background or for those employed in the food area of government regulatory work or in the processing industry. An integrated collaborative approach is taken to explore factors affecting food safety and quality, including microbial and chemical contamination. Modern methods of quality management to minimize contamination of processed foods is a focus.