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Veterinary Science

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
UA College: 
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science
Degree/Minor Description: 

This program applies the biomedical sciences to the health and welfare of animals and studies the public health aspects of human-animal relationships. Students explore human-animal relationships; animal reproduction, relationships between domestic animals and wildlife; anatomy and physiology; the care of animal populations; microbiology; disease ecology, and pathology. This major prepares students for professional school such as veterinary medicine as well as careers in feed and nutrition, caretaking of animals in various capacities, and research and development.

Research Opportunities: 

Campus Agricultural Center: The CAC has a group of facilities in Tucson and the surrounding area that inclue a large animal research building, the veterinary diagnostic lab, a feed mill, the Santa Rita Experimental Range, an equine teaching complex, a dairy research center, several state-of-the-art greenhouses, and numerous research plots.

BIO5 InstituteThe BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity. 

Veterinary Diagnostic Lab: This lab provides testing in support of private veterinarians, livestock producers, companion animal owners, aviculturists, zoos, wildlife agencies, university researchers and state regulatory authorities involved in diagnosing, treating, researching or regulating animal disease.

Research Themes: 
Food Systems and Security
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Public Health
Science Engagement