Students in the Veterinary Public Health emphasis area receive training in zoonotic disease prevention, food safety and other emerging issues in animal and human health. An ideal complement for an undergraduate degree in animal science, biology or related fields.

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Required courses and when they are offered
Core course descriptions
Elective and Core Courses List

  • The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) curriculum requires choosing at least one specific Veterinary Public Health elective. Effective FS17
    • Searchable by emphasis, format, etc. (indicated in the elective spreadsheet above)
    • Course descriptions – click on red triangle in the corner of the Title field.
    • Students are responsible for meeting the elective requirements to avoid the need to take additional classes and delays in graduation.

Sample plans of study


Do you need more information about the Veterinary Public Health emphasis?

Veterinary Medicine and Public Health faculty member, Dr. Tim Evans and MPH alumna & adjunct faculty, Hayley Yaglom, answer frequent questions about the Veterinary Public Health emphasis. Dr. Sharon Deem, Director, Institute for Conservation Medicine, is an MPH preceptor for a One Health research project at the St. Louis Zoo.