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Interested in animal health? Looking for ways to increase efficiency in animal husbandry or animal production? Improve animal health and animal product quality through a career in animal nutrition.

The University Certificate in Animal Nutrition provides foundational knowledge necessary to begin a career as a food and agricultural scientist specializing in animal nutrition. As you grow your career in this industry, you may find opportunities to:

  • Assist in performing research on domestic farm animals, exploring animal genetics, nutrition, reproduction, diseases, growth, and development
  • Develop efficient, humane and sustainable ways to produce and process meat, poultry, eggs, and milk
  • Advise livestock owners regarding issues such as housing, feeding and general husbandry maintenance
  • Provide guidelines for standards that will lower animal death rates, increase growth rates, or otherwise improve livestock quality


Common employers in the animal nutrition industry include but are not limited to:

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Feed mills
  • Food manufacturing consulting firms
  • Food industry manufacturers
  • Food industry quality assurance / quality control consultancies

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The online University Certificate in Animal Nutrition program provides foundational knowledge required to get started in the following careers:

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