Undergraduate Degree Programs

This is an interactive, hands-on four-year degree program that will prepare you for a range of careers dealing with animal health. Any major in this degree program will allow you to complete your pre-veterinary medicine requirements.

Animal Health

Bachelor of Science in Animal Health

This is an interactive, hands-on four-year degree program that will prepare you for a range of careers dealing with animal health.

Any major in this degree program will allow you to complete your pre-veterinary medicine requirements. View the guide to veterinary school.

Other educational opportunities in this program include:

  • Understand the biology and behaviour of companion animals as well as the human-animal bond.
  • Discover the connection between animal health and the safety & quality of the food supply.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills while completing real-world projects and case studies that examine issues faced by the animal health sector, the food production industry and government.
  • Develop hands-on skills through access to an extensive network of animal research facilities.
  • Approved program electives for this degree

Careers in Animal Health

| Animal welfare officer | Animal nutritionist | Food safety & quality assurance advisor | Production specialist | Pharmaceutical researcher | Commodity inspector | Policy analyst | Animal shelter director | Animal behaviour consultant | Animal/pet sector sales & marketing manager |



BSc in Animal Health Majors

Companion & Performance Animals
Enter the field of companion and performance animals with this major. As a student, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Complete your pre-veterinary medicine requirements in this major;
  • Develop expertise in the physiology, nutrition, behaviour and evolving role of companion and performance animals;
  • Test your knowledge in the faculty's animal research facilities;
  • Gain mastery in the sociology and psychology of the animal-human bond
  • Learn from real case studies of search and rescue animals, sport animals, animal-assisted therapy and animals who serve to improve the well-being of individuals
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Food Animals
Launch your career in the food animal industry with this major. During you studies, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Complete your pre-veterinary medicine requirements in this major;
  • Learn how animal agriculture (livestock and poultry) works with the food industry;
  • Test your knowledge in the faculty's animal research facilities;
  • Gain expertise in animal and human disease, animal nutrition, microbiology, physiology and production
  • Learn from live animals and industry professionals

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