Master of Veterinary Science - Livestock Systems Health

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In the Master of Veterinary Science (MVS) online degree, you will develop critical thinking skills, become a life-long learner, and increase your depth and breadth of veterinary professional knowledge for food-producing animal industries. You will learn a new approach to solving clinical problems by combining data collections, analysis, and interpretation at the systems level. Graduates of the MVS program have the skills needed to thrive in multiple career paths, including specialized clinical practice, education, industry, government, and clinical research.This part-time program takes approximately two years to complete.

Attend a Master of Veterinary Science Information Session to learn more about the program. Multiple dates are available! 

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Fall 2023 Final Application Deadline: May 15
Dr Lowe - Affordable, Online, Real-world application, Designed for working professionals

More About Our Program

Why Apply?

  • Part-time program designed for working professionals.
  • 100% online
  • Connect with industry leaders
  • Earn a prestigious Research One institution degree
  • Keep up with Industry Changes
  • Learn new approaches to solving complex problems
  • Create more career opportunities

Real-World Application

    • Our program covers all management aspects: herd health, strategy, finances, operations management, and leadership.
    • Courses are based on case studies from 25 years of consulting and on-the-farm experience.
    • Students integrate theory, research, and experience to complete a comprehensive capstone project.

    Who Should Apply?

    • Agricultural educators
    • Farm operators
    • Government employees
    • Industry professionals
    • Laboratory technicians
    • Researchers
    • Recent graduates
    • Veterinarians
    • Farm Manager
    • Veterinarians
    • Veterinary technicians

    Course Information

    VCM 562: Understanding the Host Response to Infection

    In this course, we will provide you with a framework to help you take the information from clinical observations and measurements of animal health to a clinical case definition that will guide your diagnostic test selection, therapeutic intervention, prognostic estimation, and prophylactic management.

    VCM 561: Designing Biosecurity Systems

    This course will allow students to design a comprehensive protocol for a given site. This course emphasizes how to optimize interventions in livestock production systems to minimize the economic impact of infectious disease. The instructors assume that enrolled students have a foundational knowledge of pathogens and livestock system design and operations.

    VCM 564 Livestock Business Strategy

    Understanding how the business makes money, what you can do to reduce costs, beat the competition, and therefore increase profits will have a huge impact on how you make decisions, give you a holistic view of your company, make you a more valuable employee, and empower you to assess risks.

    VCM 568 A Systems-Based Approach to the Operation of Livestock-Based food Production Systems I

    In this course you will explore how structured, systems-based thinking – Thinking Process techniques - can be applied to the management of the supply chain for livestock-based food systems.

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