The care of animals is a multidisciplinary field, in which professionals often require an understanding of animal genetics, nutrition, physiology, behaviour and welfare. OAC offers diploma, undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of animal science that prepare students to work in various sectors of the animal industry, from animal research to animal production, as well as opportunities in management and health. Those wishing to achieve a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine can take a first step by choosing an undergraduate degree program to develop the scientific background necessary to excel.
Certificates and Apprenticeships
- Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship (Ridgetown)
- Veterinary Assistant and Office Administration Certificate (Ridgetown)
- Associate Diploma in Equine Care and Management (Ridgetown & REACH Huron)
- Veterinary Technology Alternative Delivery (Ridgetown)
- Veterinary Technology Conventional Delivery (Ridgetown)
- Animal Biology - Bachelor of Science
- Animal Science - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
- Equine Management - Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management
- Animal Biosciences - M.Sc.
- Animal Biosciences - PhD
- Neuroscience - M.Sc.*
- Neuroscience - PhD*
- Toxicology - M.Sc.*
- Toxicology - PhD*
*Collaborative interdepartmental programs within the University of Guelph.
What Students are Saying
"I visited the campus when I was in Grade 9 and instantly felt it was perfect. I found it absolutely beautiful and both the campus and the city felt like a great fit for me. Also, U of G is the only university in Ontario that offers an agriculture program." -Natalia Savor, animal science student
Reasons to Choose U of G
U of G has a range of clubs perfect for every animal and horse lover, like the Equestrian Club, which welcomes students of all skill levels.
Learn beyond the classroom.
Experiential learning opportunities are at the core of U of G and OAC. You'll take what you’ve learned in class and apply it to real life experiences!
Access funding support.
OAC offers a range of scholarships, bursaries, awards and travel grants. In 2020, 687 student awards were given out totaling over $1.5 million!