Graduate work can be conducted in one of three fields: Reproductive Biology; Developmental, Cell and Tissue Morphology and Biomedical Toxicology/Pharmacology. The major areas of research generally span individual disciplines and include: reproductive biology, endocrinology, developmental biology, embryo technology, genetics, pharmacology-toxicology, inflammatory process and blood coagulation, digestive physiology, neurosciences, and biomechanics. The department participates in the interdepartmental toxicology and biophysics programs.
The DVSc differs from PhD training by emphasizing the development of both research and applied skills in the various areas of clinical specialization.
The MSc. program provides traditional research training in the major clinical discipline areas (surgery, medicine, anesthesiology, radiology, cardiology, ophthalmology) for those students who do not desire or need a training program which combines both research training and the development of advanced clinical skills.
The Graduate Diploma program entails a full-time three semester program for candidates who enroll in Medicine, Surgery or Anesthesiology specialties.
The Department of Pathobiology provides graduate programs in the following major fields: Comparative Pathology (aquatic animal, avian, laboratory animal, wildlife and zoo animal pathology), Immunology, Veterinary Infectious Diseases (bacteriology, parasitology, virology), and Veterinary Pathology (anatomic pathology, clinical pathology). Within these four major fields, the Department offers Diploma, MSc, DVSC, and PhD programs.
Research MSc programs in epidemiology, theriogenology, swine health management, and medicine (the latter emphasizing population aspects of medicine, including health management) and a course-work MSc program in epidemiology are available. DVSc programs are offered in epidemiology, theriogenology and health management. The DVSc program involves clinical and research training. A PhD program is available in epidemiology.