Veterinary science

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
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Overview

The online graduate certificate in veterinary science, the first of its kind, is well suited for veterinary professionals with the desire to master new skills in the field. All courses provide relevant, up-to-date information and contact with experts in their respective areas of veterinary medicine. Graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine go on to be leaders in their industry.

Important: It is not the intent of this program to prepare students for application to a DVM program. Qualified applicants must be baccalaureate-holding veterinary technicians or graduate veterinarians whose careers could be advanced through completing applicable courses delivered online.

Graduate outcomes include

  • Learn to teach or communicate information to others in the profession;
  • Understand how to provide better patient and client services;
  • Obtain new and expanded opportunities within the profession.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in veterinary science

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Veterinary Medicine | Veterinary Online Programs/BIOMED Online

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education

Credit hours

15

Estimated cost

$8,441.25

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Veterinarians working with a dog.

Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Veterinary technician educator
  • Diagnostic or testing laboratory technician
  • Regional peer or client educator
  • Veterinary technician supervisor
Burning Glass Technologies. 2019. Salary numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations. A sample of selected occupations: Veterinarian, Health Educator / Coach, Veterinary Technician / Technologist, Animal Control Officer, Physician, College Professor / Instructor.
5%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2019. Salary numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations. A sample of selected occupations: Veterinarian, Health Educator / Coach, Veterinary Technician / Technologist, Animal Control Officer, Physician, College Professor / Instructor.
$74,571
Median salary

Program structure

The online graduate certificate in veterinary science is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. All courses are asynchronous; you can earn this certificate on your own time.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in two years.

Course work includes

In this graduate certificate program, students have the opportunity to tailor course work to their interests and applicability to their veterinary career. Course options include:

  • Emergency and critical care
  • Veterinary pain management
  • Cytology
  • Toxicology

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Veterinary Medicine is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

Our faculty

Tina Wolfe

Dr. Wolfe teaches Principles of Pain Management and Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery. Her research received the Pfizer award for its contribution to the understanding of pain and its management in animals. She has special interest in the areas of wound management and reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology, developmental and inflammatory orthopedic diseases, pain management and critical care.

Tina Wolfe, DVM, MS, DACVS
Adjunct Associate Professor in Veterinary Pathobiology
Tim Evans

Dr. Evans’ doctoral research involved various aspects of the bioavailability and toxicokinetics of environmental contaminants, such as lead and cadmium, in porcine and cellular models. His clinical research projects investigate the effects of mycotoxins on animal reproduction and the pathogenesis of reproductive disease in domestic animals. Dr. Evans’ current comparative research focus is the development of porcine models to study the adverse effects of toxicants on the male reproductive tract.

Tim Evans, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT, DABVT
Associate Professor in Veterinary Toxicology

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Veterinary Online Programs/BIOMED Online