Animal Health

Available at: Athens

Animal Health majors have the opportunity to apply to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine after their third year of studies or continue on the traditional four-year track and earn a bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Avian Biology, Biological Science, Dairy Science, or Poultry Science and then apply to vet school or pursue other career opportunities. Animal Health students must declare a co-major during their first year in the degree program.


View required Animal Health courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


To prepare for courses to earn an Animal Health degree we recommend you:

  • Volunteer or work for a veterinarian, farm, animal shelter or humane society
  • Take available AP and Honors science courses prior to attending UGA
  • Participate in any school or community animal and/or biological science clubs or organizations
  • Engage in animal-related student projects

Hands-On Learning

  • Instruction with live birds
  • Labs with live specimens
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internship opportunities with Cooperative Extension, breed associations, feed companies, animal health companies, laboratories, etc.
  • Study abroad opportunities

Learn more

Visit the department of Poultry Science.

Read poultry science student testimonials.

Prospective Student Contact

Current Student Contact

Devin Duggan Senior Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Animal Health*

Animal Health major outcomes for 2019: 100% attending graduate school

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The charts above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. Read more detailed Career Outcomes information for Animal Health.


What jobs can I get with an Animal Health degree?

Career Potential

  • Veterinarian
  • Extension Agent
  • Instructor
  • Lab Technician
  • Pharmaceuticals

Career potential is dependent on co-major selection and graduate/professional studies.

Median Entry-Level Salary

Entry level salary is dependent on completion of co-major and/or successful completion of veterinary school.


How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

CAES Scholarships


Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.