Careers and Outcomes

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Protecting and promoting the health of animals

The pre-veterinary medicine program at Missouri State prepares you to further your education at a school of veterinary medicine. Veterinarians often perform a number of public health related tasks through diagnosis and control of animal diseases, preventing the transmission of those diseases to humans and educating pet owners on how to properly care for their animals.

While working as a full-time veterinarian is often the goal, a degree in pre-veterinary medicine and animal science prepares you for a number of careers:

  • Clinical practice of veterinary medicine
  • Comparative medical research
  • Food production programs
  • International disease control
  • Military service
  • Public health
  • Teaching

Missouri State Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with an animal science degree.