The University of Arizona

IRC and Advising


The Instructional Resource Center of the Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology provides a hub for the department's instructional services. Its primary task is to enhance the academic and professional success of undergraduate students planning to major in veterinary science, microbiology, and/or pre-vet students. It serves as a facility to study, to utilize computers and other resources (samples exams, books, the worldwide web, etc.), to meet peers, and to seek advice and help in academic, administrative and professional questions. The IRC also provides the first contact for anybody inquiring about a major in veterinary science and/or microbiology; about applying to a veterinary and/or professional school; and about the departmental instructional programs, including its graduate program in Microbiology.  The IRC is located in room 202 of the VSM building.


The purpose of academic advising is to assist students in planning and navigating through their undergraduate studies.  An advisor can help you stay "on track" throughout your degree program and provide guidance when you are making decisions about your career after graduation.  New VSM students are required to see an academic advisor once during each of their first two semesters at the UA; all others are encouraged to see an advisor at least once per year.  Appointments should be made to see your major advisor one to two weeks prior to your priority registration period.  The advising offices are located inside the IRC, room 202 of the VSM building.


Kate Johansen, MS                                                   
Microbiology and Veterinary Science Undergraduate Advisor
VetSci/Micro building, room 202B; Ph 621-3058



            Christina Garcia, MS                                                 
  Veterinary Science Undergraduate Advisor
  VetSci/Micro building, room 202A; Ph 626-3526

The University of Arizona has a number of helpful resources to prepare you for after graduation, whether you're interested in graduate school or starting your career directly after earning your bachelor's degree.