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Master of Food Animal Medicine Program


The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine offers a non-thesis Master of Food Animal Medicine degree that is suitable for either new veterinary graduates or experienced veterinarians. The objectives of this program are to provide the candidates with enhanced skill sets that are critical to the food animal industry:

  • A broad understanding of the production livestock industry
  • Scientific approaches for investigation of production concerns and disease outbreaks
  • Improved communication
  • Data management and evaluation
  • Economic decision making
  • Design and analysis of clinical research studies
  • Critical reasoning

Program Offerings

Students will have the option of focusing on beef or dairy cattle.

Through a cooperative arrangement with a production operation, government agency, pharmaceutical company or biologics company, degree candidates will plan, execute and summarize at least one applied research study.

Clinical experience will teach students to prioritize, evaluate and resolve production issues. Development of leadership and programmatic planning skills is also expected.

Applying to the Program

For application information, please download the documents below.

MFAM Position Announcement

MFAM Supplemental Information Form

MFAM Graduates

Read about graduates from our Master of Food Animal Medicine program.

For Additional Information

Dr. Roy Berghaus, Graduate Coordinator
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Population Health
2200 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706.583.5501
Fax: 706.357.0119

For Applications

Graduate School
Graduate Admissions
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7402

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