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 paper, "Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Campylobacter spp. isolated from retail meat in Lahore, Pakistan," by Muhammad Nisar, Mansur ud Din Ahmad, Muhammad Hassan Mushtaq, Wasim Shehzad, Abid Hussain, Javed Muhammad, Kakambi V. Nagaraja, Sagar M. Goyal, was published in Elsevier's Food Control Journal.

Dr. Erin Burton was awarded the VBS Outstanding Teacher Award at Education Day on Friday, May 19th, 2017.

Last Wednesday, May 10, the VBS faculty and CVM Dean Trevor Ames honored Dr. Tom Fletcher with cake and gifts in recognition of his retirement in June. In over five decades at the University, Dr. Fletcher made significant contributions in scholarly activity, teaching and service.

At least 10,0000 people gathered on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 outside the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to participate in the March for Science including students, staff, and faculty in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

Josh Proehl, Junior at New London-Spicer High School will compete against 1,800 students from 75 countries May 14-19, 2017 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California.


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.