From the farm to the rainforest, to companion and ocean animals and beyond — our planet is home to a vast array of animal species. Students interested in the study of animal healthcare may consider pursuing a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. This advanced degree focuses on the study of animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, management and medicine. Coursework may include pharmacology, neuroscience, toxicology, pathology, immunology, epidemiology, as well as clinical rotations. Graduates who earn their doctorate in veterinary medicine may pursue careers in zoos, private practice, public health, research or in conservation.