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Animal Welfare Training

 
 

 

For more information on how to get involved with the Animal Welfare Program, choose undergraduate, graduate, or board certification training.

  

College of Veterinary Medicine Courses Offered:

 

VDPAM 312. Veterinarian in Society II. (Cross-listed with V C S). (1-0) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: First-year classification in veterinary medicine. A continuation of the Veterinarian in Society series. An introduction to the topics of animal behavior, animal welfare, and the human animal bond. Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Millman
 
V C S 305. Shelter Medicine. Cr. 1. S.Prereq: First year classification in Veterinary Medicine or with permission of instructor. An elective course designed to educate the veterinary student about issues of relevance to companion animal population and shelter medicine and welfare. Students may concurrently be enrolled in VCS 306X. Instructor: Dr. Claudia Baldwin
 
B M S 403. Behavior of Domestic Animals. (1-0) Cr. 1. Alt. S., offered 2010.Prereq: Classification in veterinary medicine. Normal and abnormal behavior of domestic animals. Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Millman
 
VDPAM 420. Preceptorship in Veterinary Medical Practice. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS.Prereq: Fourth-year classification in veterinary medicine.. Elective course in veterinary practice under the guidance of veterinarians in approved practice settings. [For animal welfare focus in this preceptorship, students should see Dr. Millman]
 
VDPAM 496. International Preceptorship. (0-40) Cr. 1-12. Repeatable. F.S.SS.Prereq: Second-year classification in veterinary medicine. International Preceptorships and Study Abroad Group programs. This course will provide opportunities for students to be involved in applied clinical, production, and/or research experiences in international locations. The course consists of 40 hour per week experiential learning opportunities. [For animal welfare focus in this preceptorship, students should see Dr. Millman]
 
VDPAM 596. International Preceptorship. (0-40) Cr. 1-12. Repeatable. F.S.SS.Prereq: Admission to graduate college. International Preceptorships and Study Abroad Group programs. Provides opportunities for students to be involved in applied clinical, production, and/or research experiences in international locations. The course consists of 40 hour per week experiential learning opportunities. [For animal welfare focus in this preceptorship, students should see Dr. Millman]

 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Courses Offered:

  

An S 336. Domestic Animal Behavior and Well-Being. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: One course in physiology. Principles of behavior relative to animal care, management and environmental design to ensure animal well-being. Examination of basic neural-endocrine mechanisms involved in the animal's response to its environment. Awareness of animal protection, law and legislation. Methods to objectively assess animal well-being. Instructor: Dr. Anna Johnson
 
An S 537. Topics in Farm Animal Environmental Physiology, Behavior, Stress, and Welfare. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.Prereq: permission of instructor; M.S. or Ph.D. student. Each semester students focus on different topics related to farm animal environmental physiology, behavior, stress, and welfare. Each topic is separate and distinct, and students may enroll in multiple topics. This is an on-line cooperative course involving instructors at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Illinois. Each topic may be taken only one time.
A. Animal rights and philosophies
B. Brain mechanisms of stress
C. Measuring behavior and welfare
D. Environmental stressors
E. Stress and the immune system
F. Other related topics
Instructors: Dr. Anna Johnson, Dr. Suzanne Millman and Dr. Janeen Salak-Johnson (University of Illinois)