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. It a great option for completing your pre-veterinary medicine requirements for University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine as well as other veterinary programs. 

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.
Majors: Note:  both majors are eligible for the Pre-Veterinary Medicine stream

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

Feature Career

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Source: Government of Alberta, Occupations in Alberta