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. Mary Jo Baarsch, Vice President of Biologics for Pharmgate Animal Health and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences was featured in National Hog Farmer. 

Dr. Alice Larson, Professor in the Department of Veterinary Sciences will teach Creativity in Research Course (CMB 5912) again this Summer. 

Dr. Jianming (Jimmy) Wu and his colleagues published the paper, "C-Reactive Protein Impairs Dendritic Cell Development, Maturation, and Function: Implications for Peripheral Tolerance," in Frontiers in Immunology Journal

Monday, March 19th the Grand Challenge (GCC) 3016/5016 class, "Science and Society: Working Together to Avoid the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse," taught by Dr's. Dawn Foster-Hartnett, Pat Goodman-Mamula, James Johnson, and Timothy Johnson, hosted an award-winning journalist and producer, Julie Siple and Tracy Mumford. 

During Spring Break, Kent Reed performed with the Vibronauts at the American Legion Post 113, Rotunda West, FL.


CVM Education Day and Excellence In Diversity and Inclusion Award

 CVM Education Day is scheduled for Friday, May 18th. Posters will be solicited in categories including: Graduate education and mentoring; Collaborative learning; Active learning; Curriculum/Curricular changes; Technology in education; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects; Student mental health; Course design; and Course coordination. Poster abstracts are due May 11, 2018 to Lyne Lura. Poster sessions will be heald in ASVM and topics/speakers include using e-books as notes, new ideas for assessment, and more. A luncheon and awards will follow the morning sessions.
The Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award will also be announced on CVM Education Day. This award recognizes significant accomplishments and innovation in achieving and sustaining diversity and inclusion efforts within the College of Veterinary Medicine's personnel, policies, programs, environment, climate, and constituencies. A stipend of $1000 each for faculty, staff, and student will be awarded. For more information please visit the CVM Diversity website.