The BSc Animal Health program provides a strong background in basic life sciences with application in animal immunology and infection, animal physiology, nutrition, behavior and welfare, animal production and food processing. It is of value to students with an interest in the food animal production industry or in the field of companion animals. Experiential learning is a substantial component of this program.
The competitiveness of animal agriculture in western Canada depends on refinement and continued adaptation of production systems that respond to public sensitivities related to animal welfare and the safety of the food supply. Three majors within this degree (Companion and Performance Animals, Food Animals and Food Safety and Quality) will provide students with enrichment to match their interest and career goals. Graduates of the program will be well positioned for careers in the companion and performance animal industries or in the food-production value chain, from primary livestock and poultry production, through to product safety and quality.
During their first year, or before they register for their second year, students should consult an Academic Advisor. Course choices may affect scheduling for majors.
While registered in the BSc Animal Health program students may complete the requirements for Pre-Veterinary Medicine () in order to be eligible to apply for admittance to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs at either the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine or the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.