Our faculty members conduct research concurrently with teaching, exploring such topics such as reproduction, growth and lactation physiology.
On-campus research opportunities are plentiful. Track the health status of newborn dairy calves by monitoring blood and fecal samples. Participate in lactation research in an agricultural biotechnology lab. Collect data on the respiratory diseases of bighorn sheep. Care for animals at the beef, dairy and sheep centers. Paid positions are available.
Prevet Club: Visit humane societies, clinics, horse rescue centers and the Wolf Research Center. Receive guidance on getting into veterinary schools.
Dairy Club, Student Idaho Cattle Association, Block and Bridle: Visit farms, ranches and food processing plants. Show livestock and learn from industry experts.
Intern. Strengthen your credentials for veterinary school with practical experiences like these:
- University of Idaho Caine Veterinary Teaching Center: Gain experience in multiple areas of food animal medicine and surgery.
- University of Idaho Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension And Education Center: Collect data to assess the health and well-being of 400 crossbred mother cows
- Veterinary clinic: Shadow medical staff and help with intake and diagnosis.
Study abroad. Deepen your understanding of your major —and the world—in countries like these:
- Mexico: Tour a family owned ranch.
- Taiwan: Explore livestock care in another country.
- Australia: Visit a country that prizes its cattle and sheep herds.
Facilities you will have access to include:
- Beef center with purebred cows
- Dairy center with milking Holsteins
- Sheep center with breeding Suffolk ewes
- Reproductive physiology labs
- Agriculture-biotech labs