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Animal & Veterinary Science

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-6345

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Animal & Veterinary Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

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Academic Programs

AVS offers four undergraduate and three graduate program options, including a degree in veterinary medicine in cooperation with Washington State University. Select from the programs below to review a description and coursework.

AVS MinorAn AVS Animal Science Minor will provide you with a broad range of coursework in animal science, including animal production, nutrition, meat science and species science — horse, beef, dairy or sheep.

AVS Business OptionAn AVS B.S. Business Option will teach you business fundamentals—such as management, marketing, accounting, and communication—as they apply to livestock industries.

AVS Dairy OptionAn AVS B.S. Dairy Option will teach you techniques to efficiently produce high-quality dairy products. Dairy science teaches you all aspects of milk production, from the physiology of lactation to the management of a modern dairy.

AVS Production OptionAn AVS B.S. Production Option will equip you to manage animals to produce meat, milk, and other products efficiently and to guide the daily operations of an animal facility such as a dairy, feedlot or ranch.

AVS Science and Preveterinary OptionAn AVS B.S. Science and Pre-veterinary Option will enable you to fulfill all the academic requirements for application to an accredited 4-year college of veterinary medicine. You may apply to a veterinary school after your third year of undergraduate studies.

AVS Graduate ProgramThe AVS M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Degrees will allow you to specialize in animal growth, nutrition reproduction and animal health areas of expertise.

Caine Veterinary Teaching CenterThe WSU Veterinary Degree Program allows a limited number of Idaho students the opportunity to study veterinary medicine using the combined resources of the University of Idaho, Caine Veterinary Teaching Center and Washington State University.