The Graduate Program in Veterinary Medicine began its academic activities in March 1996, with the approval of the Master's Degree. In March 2005, Ph.D. activities were initiated, determining a scientific breakthrough in academic activities already in progress and initiating the formation of qualified doctors. The Program has a group of advisors consisting of professors and graduates of doctoral courses at renowned Brazilian and foreign Institutions, fully committed to the teaching activities at undergraduate, graduate, extension, and research all of them under exclusive dedication.
The main objective of the program is the development of research and teaching in many areas of knowledge of veterinary medicine: morphology, physiology, and pathology of domestic and wild animals, veterinary public health and preventive medicine, inspection of products of animal origin, breeding, nutrition, and animal production, and veterinary surgery and clinic. These activities allow the training of professionals in scientific research, technological development, and higher education, supplying generators producing institutions of science and technology with highly skilled professionals.