The School of Veterinary Medicine serves the people of California by providing educational, research, clinical service, and public service programs of the highest quality to advance the health and care of animals, the health of the environment, and public health, and to contribute to the economy.
The Integrative Pathobiology Graduate Program offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees for graduate study in disciplines concerned with disease processes. The group’s focus is the study of the causes and nature of disease processes in animals and humans, with emphasis on the mechanisms responsible for the development of diseases at the level of organ systems, the cell, or subcellular mechanisms. The group brings a wide array of scientific knowledge to this study to accommodate students with divergent interests through programs designed for individual needs.
The Immunology Graduate Group offers an interdisciplinary, flexible program in an exciting field of biomedical science that sits at a crossroad for many disciplines. Cutting-edge technologies, including genomics, mouse genetics, and molecular biology provide unprecedented opportunities to advance knowledge of fundamental immunology in disease pathogenesis and therapy. Faculty members are highly collaborative and have research interests in many areas of immunology.
Using state-of-the-art methods in epidemiology, the Preventive Veterinary Medicine Program prepares veterinarians to investigate and evaluate disease and production problems in animal populations and to design, evaluate, and implement disease control or other veterinary services programs.
Epidemiology combines concepts and methods in biology, economics, mathematics, and statistics with the goals of understanding the distribution and determinants of disease, injury, and impaired productivity in populations, and recommending actions for prevention or control. The program provides rigorous training in the principles and practice of epidemiology with an emphasis on quantitative analytic methods and the mentoring of novel epidemiologic research.