Master of Science in Animal Production & Veterinary Medicine


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Course Overview

Typically, undergraduate students entering the professional program in veterinary medicine have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. However, with careful planning, good study habits, and excellent grades, students may be accepted to the veterinary program after two to three years of undergraduate study. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
PVM 101 Agricultural Biochemistry 5
PVM 102 Animal Ecology 5
PVM 103 Animal Science 5
PVM 104 Biochemistry 5
PVM 105 Biology 5
PVM 106 Biochemistry 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
PVM 111 Biophysics 6
PVM 112 Dairy Science 6
PVM 113 Diet and Exercise 6
PVM 114 Food Science 6
PVM 115 Biology with laboratory 6
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
PVM 201 Genetics 6
PVM 202 Microbiology 6
PVM 203 Nutritional Science 6
PVM 204 Agricultural Business 6
PVM 205 Mammalian anatomy or physiology 6
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
PVM 211 Agricultural Communications 5
PVM 212 humanities or social sciences 5
PVM 213 organic chemistry with laboratory 5
PVM 214 Entrepreneurship 5
PVM 215 Master Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

Veterinary technicians and technologists work closely with veterinarians and veterinary surgeons in clinical settings, and may perform organizational tasks in smaller practices. They may prepare and arrange surgical equipment. During procedures requiring general anesthesia, they may monitor an animal’s vital signs. After surgical procedures, veterinary technicians may clean equipment, reorder supplies and advise owners on necessary precautions. Most positions require individuals to hold at least an associate’s degree. They may also be required to pass a credentialing exam, such as the National Veterinary Technician (NVT) exam. Mandatory licensure, certification or registration of veterinary technicians and technologists varies by state.


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