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.


The Sizzling Summer Science Spotlight S⁴ Seminar series which kicked off July 13th and ran through August 17th. This series, coordinated by Dr. Alice Larson highlighted six VBS faculty with versatile areas of expertise.

Dr. Christina Clarkson, Associate Professor in VBS and Anatomy leader for the College of Veterinary Medicine has been appointed President of the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists (AAVA).

Dr. Dave Brown traveled to Pittsburg, PA on June 27, 2017 to give a keynote address for the symposium on Microbial Endocrinology in Ruminant Growth and Development at the annual meeting of the American Diary Science Association (ADSA)

Dr. Bruce Walcheck, received a one-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant.

Drs. Christina Clarkson and Margaret V. Root Kustritz published a paper in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.


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.