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Undergraduate Program


Courses to Careers

The Animal and Poultry Sciences program offers three degree options: Science, Pre-Vet, and Production-Business; and four emphasis areas: Livestock, Equine, Poultry and Companion/Lab Animal. Choose an option and emphasis that fits your career goals.

Science or Pre-Vet Options

Prepare for post-graduate education in the fields of nutrition, physiology, genetics, behavior, biotechnology, or veterinary or human medicine. Receive state-of-the-art training in molecular and cellular biology. Develop knowledge in the areas of food safety and environmental stewardship to meet tomorrow’s challenges, in Virginia and across the globe.


Production-Business Option

Gain knowledge to own and manage livestock, equine, poultry, or companion/lab animal enterprises. Work in the sales and marketing of animals or associated products such as feed and pharmaceuticals. Pursue a career in public relations with livestock publications, trade associations, or commodity groups. Assist and teach others through rewarding, people-oriented careers in agri-science education or Extension. Work in other agribusinesses or government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Beyond the Classroom

Have questions or need further assistance?

The advising office staff and faculty are available to assist and answer questions regarding the department. The advising office is located in room 3400 of Litton Reaves. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Equine Science at Virginia Tech


Shannon Winters
Room 3400
Litton Reaves Hall
(540) 231-6936

Dr. Jennifer Bradley
Room 3410
Litton Reaves Hall
(540) 231-6936