Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health Major

This major is a program that focuses on the study of the prevention and control of communicable animal diseases, diseases affecting humans, and prepares veterinarians to function as public health specialists.

Includes instruction in animal epidemiology, biostatistics, food safety and quality assurance, food toxicology, zoonotic and infectious diseases, disease vectors and transference, production medicine, animal health, veterinary public health practice, and inspection and evaluation methods.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health Major (use the College Search feature and enter "veterinary preventive" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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 Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health Major?

Job titles with a major/degree in this field may include animal health specialist, public health specialist, animal scientist, veterinary epidemiologist  and may require work both in-office and out in the field.  These jobs are quite specialized and focus on disease outbreaks in animal populations.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health 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.

 

 

Publications/Magazines in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health