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VCS Graduate Program - Areas of Concentration

Clinical and Translational Research

Graduate training in translational research may be pursued in a number of fields related to clinical and basic sciences, including anesthesiology and pain management, behavior, cardiology, clinical epidemiology and population medicine, dentistry, diagnostic imaging (radiology), large animal internal medicine, large animal surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, production medicine (ruminant and swine), radiation oncology, small animal internal medicine, small animal surgery, and theriogenology.

The VCS department, along with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, has state of the art facilities, equipment and infrastructure for studying the health and diseases of animals, conducting clinical trials and translational research.  Learn more>>

Discover research investigations underway in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Veterinary Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program

The Veterinary Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program is designed to meet the needs of individuals involved in animal emergency response. Individuals with expertise in veterinary medicine, public health, animal science or homeland security are encouraged to participate. APHIS has declared the curriculum in compliance with National Animal Health Emergency Management System Guidelines. The underlying fundamentals of responding to animal health emergencies, whether intentional or natural events, will be covered in required courses. Elective courses will allow participants to develop a specialty in a specific area of Veterinary Homeland Security. In this way, the program of study can be tailored to meet individual needs. The program is a cooperative effort among the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, the Indiana Board of Animal Health, the Indiana State Police, and many others. Currently, there is a significant shortage of veterinarians to serve our nation's future needs in public health, regulatory medicine and food animal medicine.

Participants will:

  • Enhance understanding of natural and intentional threats to animal health
  • Strengthen skills to prevent animal health emergencies
  • Develop problem solving expertise to be an effective member of an animal emergency response team.

View the current course offerings for the Veterinary Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program