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Veterinary Biomedical Science

Earning a Veterinary Biomedical Science master’s degree positions students to be top-level scientists and administrators, as it provides an in-depth understanding of animal physiology, diseases and their relevance to human health framed within an interdisciplinary approach to enhance problem-solving skills.

Program Overview

The M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science program prepares early-career students for jobs related to animal health and provides advanced training for working professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in animal health. Students learn about animal physiology and important diseases affecting animals today, while developing a stronger appreciation for animals and their relevance to human health. Graduates also are prepared to be the next generation of leaders
in animal health — having the interdisciplinary skills in technology, business and more to solve problems in industry, academic institutions or governmental agencies.

With the thesis and non-thesis options and a variety of emphasis areas in the program, students can design an advanced degree that best fits their interests and professional goals.

Program features

  • Work with experts in a variety of disciplines.

  • Tailored for working professionals with evening, weekend, online and on-campus class options.

  • Immediately start coursework before becoming fully enrolled in the program.

  • Flexible, customizable program of study.
Brittany Wilhite

Alumni Success Story

Learn how Brittany Wilhite is advancing her career goals with a M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science degree. | Learn more 

Career Pathways

By gaining increased knowledge and skills in animal health through the program, graduates are prepared for careers in the animal health industry, an academic institution or at a state or federal agency. 

A majority of our enrolled students are seeking advanced training to become top-level scientists and senior-level scientists. 

Employment in the region

  • Currently, one out of every three animal health jobs in the U.S. is based in the KC Animal Health Corridor, which stretches from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri. 

  • Kansas City area companies account for nearly 32 percent of total sales in the global animal health market.

  • Spending is expected to grow significantly for health-related products and medications for animals. 

Your Future with a VBS Degree

Classes and Curriculum

Build Your Degree

Learn how to customize your degree to fit your interests and fulfill your career plans and see example courses. 


Take the Next Steps

Apply for to the degree program and get information about scholarships.


Answers To Your Questions

Find answers to questions about the degree as well as enrollment at K-State Olathe. 

Alumni Stories

Graduate Stories

Graduates of the program share how the degree has helped them advance their career.


Meet Your Professors 

Paige Adams, Teaching Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine.

Paige Adams, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Teaching Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine

Online bio





Student Andrew W.

"I chose K-State Olathe because it offers degrees relevant to the workforce needs in Kansas City. I'm in the animal health industry, which is huge and part of the animal health corridor here in the metro. The classes are offered at times and in ways that fit into a working professional's schedule."

- Andrew W.

Admissions Guide

Download a pdf of the admissions requirements to this program.

M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science Admissions Checklist