The faculty and staff in the Food Animal Health & Management Program (FAHM) are passionate about training tomorrow’s food animal veterinarians while serving Georgia’s beef, dairy and swine industries. As part of the college’s Department of Population Health, the FAHM group places a high priority on teaching students, assisting private veterinary practitioners with investigations of herd health issues, and performing research that will ultimately benefit the Georgia livestock industry.
They take a population-based perspective and work to uncover new information about important diseases and management issues in order to meet the future needs of the food animal industries. They then convey their findings to members of the industry and to veterinary students.
In addition to playing an important role in the education of our DVM students, the FAHM clinicians also oversee a 19-month, non-thesis, Master of Food Animal Medicine (MFAM) degree program for veterinarians seeking additional training in the production livestock industry.
The MFAM program involves course work, clinical field work, a summer externship at a livestock production unit or corporate research facility, and the design and completion of an original research project.
The FAHM program is also charged with the management of Rose Creek Farm. Located in Watkinsville, Ga., this valuable resource is owned by the College and is home to a beef cattle herd and a group of horses that are used for teaching purposes.