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What will I learn?

Dalhousie's Bioveterinary Science program blends a core general science education with specialized courses that are relevant to students with a passion for animal health and welfare.

In core courses like Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, Genetics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, you'll learn the fundamental concepts that form the foundation of scientific study.

At the same time, courses such as Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Mammalian Physiology, Veterinary Immunology, Veterinary Epidemiology, Animal Welfare and Animal Nutrition allow you to develop your knowledge of animals and focus on issues related to their health and care.

From veterinarian to researcher to animal nutritionist, our combination of general and targeted science courses positions you to pursue a variety of career options.

At the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, teaching and research are integrated in a learning environment whose research facilities include a 200-hectare farm and high-tech laboratories. 

Bioveterinary Science students work directly with animals like sheep, dairy cows, fish, chickens and more, in both an academic and research capacity. In our labs, you'll use technology to study topics like animal nutrition and genetics.

Our students gain practical experience alongside accomplished faculty members whose research projects are relevant to the needs of the modern animal care industry.

Faculty research projects include:

  • Animal physiology and stress
  • Genetics of animal disease
  • Conservation of rare breeds
  • Animal nutrition
  • Improvement of controlled breeding methods
  • Patterns and concentrations of circulating hormones that regulate reproductive events
Learn more about the people who will be teaching you
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Our faculty are a diverse group who love to share knowledge.