Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine Major

This major is a program that focuses on the scientific study of the internal medicine and invasive and noninvasive treatment of companion and household animals.

Includes instruction in avian medicine, pet care, companion animal medicine, pathophysiology, small animal diseases, small animal anesthesiology and surgical procedures, preoperative and postoperative care, and specific medical specialties such as dentistry, ophthalmology, oncology, obstetrics/theriogenology, and orthopedics.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine Major?

If your career ambition is a career in this field, you will need to pursue a small/companion animal medicine and surgery specialization after you've earned your Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).


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