Medical and Veterinary Sciences (MVS) Option


The Medical and Veterinary Sciences (MVS) option within the biomedical science major has the following features:

  • Popular academic program (~300 students enrolled)
  • Academic program is consistent with the One Health Initiative to unite human and veterinary medicine
  • Exceptional teaching, research, and clinical faculty (including five veterinarians)
  • Rigorous academic programs that meet requirements for entry into veterinary school, medical school, and graduate school in the area of biomedical science
  • Expert faculty advisors in the areas of pre-veterinary and pre-medical advising, as well as advising relating to graduate school and careers in the biomedical field
  • On- and off-campus opportunities for career-relevant learning experiences:
  • NH Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
  • UNH’s Agricultural Experiment Station farm facilities
  • Independent research experiences in laboratories of the biomedical science faculty and other COLSA faculty on campus
  • Area hospitals
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the Greater Boston area

MVS areas of study

  • General biomedical science
  • Pathobiology and disease
  • Health and environmental issues

 Career options for MVS graduates

  • Professional Health Programs
    • Veterinary school
    • Medical school
    • Allied health programs (physician assistant, pathologists’ assistant programs)
  • Graduate programs in biomedical science, pathology, and public health
  • Research Scientists/laboratory technicians
    • Clinical laboratories in hospitals and industry
    • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies
    • Academic biomedical research programs
    • Forensic laboratories
  • State and federal government employment in public health labs, health inspector (e.g., Food and Drug Administration)

Questions? Contact:

Paul Tsang, Ph.D.

Professor, Medical and Veterinary Sciences Option Coordinator
Rudman Hall 187
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3479