Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

   Our mission is to benefit animal and human health through excellence in science and education.

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences conducts investigations across the cutting-edge research areas of Host-Pathogen Interface Biology, Microbiome and Antibiotic Resistance, Chronic Disease Biology, and Genetics and Genomics. The Department also provides educational offerings and research opportunities in the basic biomedical sciences to undergraduate, professional, and graduate students.


Dr. Hemant Kumar Mishra, Researcher in Dr. Bruce Walcheck's lab has recently published his manuscript in Springer.

Dr. Pam Skinner, Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences has been awarded the 2018-2019 Mullen-Spector-Truax Women's Leadership Award.

This years 2018 Sizzling Summer Science Snapshot-Sseries ran July 12 through August 16, 2018.

Dr. Patricia Goodman-Mamula and Dr. Dawn Foster-Hartnett recently presented their work at the 25th annual American Society of Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators in Austin, Texas (July 26-29

Dawn Foster, VBS Administrative Director and Chair of the CVM Diversity and Inclusion Committee, has aided in efforts to showcase Diversity and Inclusion around the college from hosting events such as the coffee hour to providing resources and opportunities highlights in the CVM Summer 2018 issue of Profiles.


VBS Welcomes Newest Faculty Hires, Drs. Peter and Roxanne Larsen

Dr. P Larson & Dr L Larson

Dr. Peter Larsen comes to VBS from the Department of Biology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. His expertise is in epigenetics, neurodegenerative disease, zoonotic disease, and surveillance bioinformatics.

Dr. Roxanne Larsen comes to VBS from the School of Medicine at Duke in Durham, North Carolina. She will be teaching Anatomy and Physiology and her teaching expertise also includes Neuroanatomy, Radiological Anatomy, Embryology, Microanatomy/Histology, and Biomechanics.