Teaching the next generation of scientists and researchers is part of the Department of Veterinary Science's core mission.

The department offers a pre-veterinary medicine advising program that prepares students to meet requirements for veterinary schools in the United States. The department offers graduate degrees in a master of science and doctor of philosophy. The department also hosts several postdoctoral scholars and visiting scientists from various countries each year.

The department does not offier an undergraduate degree in veterinary science, but faculty in the department teach and mentor students in other interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programs.