Graduate & Training Programs
The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is generating solutions for a healthier world in the 21st century. Through our professional and graduate degree programs we educate veterinary scientists who work to improve human, animal, and environmental health. Through our outreach programs we touch the lives of thousands of animals and their owners and help safeguard public health. Through our research expertise and facilities, we are making significant contributions to science and facilitating the translation of discoveries in the theoretical sciences into biomedical applications that benefit human and animal health.
We aspire to be a leader in veterinary and comparative biomedical education, scholarship, and public engagement in the University of Illinois system, in the state, in the nation, and around the world.
Through our research expertise and facilities, we are making significant scientific contributions to translate discoveries in the theoretical sciences into biomedical applications that benefit human and animal health. Current areas of scholarly focus include infectious diseases, ecosystem health, orthopedic biology, reproductive biology, environmental toxicology, and zoological medicine. We are building strength in stem cell and regenerative biology, pathogen-host interactions, and endocrinology. Graduate education and post-doctoral training programs in a variety of biomedical fields complement and sustain our research agendas.
Because the college offers professional and graduate degrees exclusively, courses are taught almost entirely by faculty members. Graduate students enjoy broad, flexible programs. The accomplished faculty collaborate with researchers from other departments on campus and other institutions world wide.
Our Approach to Graduate Study
The overarching theme of study at the College is “Translational Biomedical Research”: the process of applying ideas, insights, and discoveries generated through basic scientific inquiry to the treatment or prevention of disease.
From anesthesiology to zoo pathology, graduate studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine engage students in real-world issues in translational biomedical research
Research areas within the Translational Biomedical Research umbrella include:
anesthesiology | cell/molecular biology | epidemiology and preventive medicine |
equine medicine | equine surgery | food animal medicine| food animal surgery |
immunology | internal medicine | microbiology | morphology | ophthalmology |
parasitology | pathology | pharmacology | physiology | radiology | small animal medicine |
small animal surgery | swine medicine | theriogenology (animal reproduction) |
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