Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology Major

This major is a program that focuses on the scientific study of the development and process of disease in domestic and wild animals and applications to diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

Includes instruction in pathogenesis, immunoparasitology, viral therapy, inherited metabolic diseases, environmental toxicology, anatomical and clinical pathology, necropsy and biopsy techniques, clinical laboratory analysis, pathological interpretation, and disease diagnosis.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Veterinary Medicine?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Veterinary Medicine page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology Major?

As a Veterinary Pathologist, it is your job to diagnose diseases and conduct lab tests using organs, body tissues, and fluids of animals.  You will need to earn your DVM as well as successfully compete an internship and residence requirement.  License requirements vary by state.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



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