About us

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

For six decades, internationally-recognized programs in basic and translational biomedical research educate graduate, post-graduate and veterinary students in the basic biomedical and paraclinical sciences.

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Today:

over 80 scientists, researchers, faculty and graduate trainees 
over 42300 sq. ft. of laboratory space with state of the art equipment
over $15 million active research funding
teaching over 40 undergraduate, professional and graduate courses


Quick Facts

  • The Department is home to the Pomeroy Endowed Chair in Avian Health
  • We have a research expertise in Cancer, HIV - Aids, Infectious Diseases, Genetics
  • We host weekly seminar that features researchers from around the globe
Cutting Edge Research in Life Science


Microbiology teaching teamOur teaching mission is to educate future leaders, decision makers, practitioners and communicators with a strong emphasis on One Medicine One Science. We train students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional veterinary medicine levels using best practices of scientific teaching.  Our courses are united in a common focus on the complex relationships between human health, animal health, and the environment. 

Did You Know?

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