Veterinary Infectious Diseases Major

This major is a program that focuses on the scientific study of zoonotic infectious diseases, disease mechanisms, and prevention and treatment strategies.

Includes instruction in disease pathogenesis, vector biology, mycobacterial infection, blood parasites, retroviruses, food-borne diseases, new infectious agents, ecotoxicology, mechanisms of disease transfer, antibody resistance, comparative pathology, communicable diseases, and disease prevention and eradication.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Veterinary Infectious Diseases Major (use the College Search feature and enter "veterinary infectious" 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 Infectious Diseases Major?

It may be a good idea to earn your veterinary degree and then work for the USDA or CDC, an organization that performs research on infectious diseases in animals.  Your role would be that akin to a research scientist.  With a lesser degree, you will likely work as a technician or lab assistant.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Veterinary Infectious Diseases 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.



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