Achieve more in the vet tech field

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The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine can help you continue your career while earning university credit toward a certificate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Designed for busy veterinary technicians like you, these programs are 100% online: No campus visits required. Stay current with advances in biomedical and veterinary sciences while continuing your essential role in your clinic. Take as many or as few courses each semester as you like. Study on your schedule.

MU’s degrees and certificates are some of the most affordable in the nation. Online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of residency. Tuition awards are available for military members and their families and graduates of Missouri community colleges.

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The online master’s in veterinary sciences is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

Find your program

This program has potential benefits for careers in

  • Academic research
  • Animal feed companies
  • Governmental agencies
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Veterinary medical industry
  • Veterinary journalism

Course work covers

  • Chemistry
  • Cytology
  • Emergency and clinical care
  • Nutrition
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Research methods

This program has potential benefits for careers in

  • Veterinary technician educator
  • Diagnostic or testing laboratory technician
  • Regional peer or client educator
  • Veterinary technician supervisor

Course work covers

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

This program prepares graduates to take on roles in many areas of veterinary technology, such as:

  • Animal behavior and nutrition
  • Lab animal medicine and research
  • Clinical pathology
  • Equine and farm animal nursing
  • Surgical veterinary nursing
  • Small animal dentistry, neurology, rehabilitation
  • Veterinary toxicology, clinical practice, emergency and critical care

Course work includes

  • Anesthesiology
  • Animal welfare and ethics
  • Pharmacology
  • Business and practice management
  • Animal emergency and critical care
  • Domestic animal behavior
  • Leadership and communication

The undergraduate certificate in veterinary science program has been developed to better prepare pre-veterinary medical students for success as a professional student in veterinary medicine and for a future career in veterinary medicine.

Course work covers

The curriculum for this program is specialized to prepare students for application to a college of veterinary medicine. It provides information that many students may not have the opportunity to learn elsewhere, and is taught by veterinary professionals. Course options include:

  • Biomedical terminology
  • Veterinary terminology
  • Animal handling
  • Sanitation
  • Animal welfare

The undergraduate certificate in biomedical sciences program has been developed to better prepare pre-veterinary medical students or pre-professional students in allied medical fields (e.g., pre-medicine and pre-health professions) for success as a professional student and for a future career.

Course work covers

The curriculum for this program is specialized to prepare students for application to a professional program in veterinary medicine or an allied medical field. It provides information that many students may not have the opportunity to learn elsewhere. Course options include:

  • Biomedical terminology
  • Cell biology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

Success stories

Stephanie Gillam, biomedical sciences MS, wearing a graduation cap and gown in front of Mizzou's columns.
I am only able to pursue this dream because it is online.
Biomedical sciences MS ’19
Paula Schuerer, biomedical sciences MS, stands on the Mizzou quad in front of the columns.
For me, every aspect of every course has relevant, immediate clinical application.
Biomedical sciences MS ’17

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Are you ready to achieve more in your field and advance your career? Learn more about the College of Veterinary Medicine’s online programs and apply today!

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