Strategic Plan Alignment: Science Education
Providing unbiased scientific education to develop agricultural awareness and skills.
The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) aims to use its science education programs to provide unbiased, science-based facts to strengthen national security, public health and the agriculture sector.
Veterinary Science Certificate Program
The Veterinary Science Certificate Program is coordinated through the Institute and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It offers a sound platform in veterinary science for students who wish to pursue an associate, undergraduate, graduate or professional degree related to the veterinary discipline. The program includes a One Health component that integrates human, animal and environmental health sciences, as well as a laboratory component. It emphasizes the public health and regulatory aspects of zoonotic and transboundary diseases. The program curriculum integrates and includes core sciences, clinical medicine, One Health and laboratory science. This national program addresses a need in the veterinary paraprofessional workforce by providing training toward eventual paraprofessional certification as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. The program currently enrolls more than 30,000 students annually. Learn more about the program features, products and services here.
In collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim – Veterinary Public Health, the Institute hosts veterinary students with interests and experience in veterinary medicine and/or international agricultural issues. Interns gain hands-on experience while working on projects related to the economics and detection, control, and mitigation of high consequence transboundary animal diseases. Learn more about internship opportunities here.