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.


Curious about the research that faculty are doing?  Ask any of them and they’ll give you a 5-min or less ‘Elevator Speech’ to describe their research and it’s importance in animal and human health. 

Dr. Richard Isaacson was an invited speaker at the  Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians (WCASV) Annual General Conference October 20-21, 2016.

Fall semester is always a busy time of year for Dr. Michael Murtaugh. Teaching and mentoring graduate students, conducting his swine immunology research and watching football keep him well occupied.

Tim Johnson, Associate Professor, received the Zoetis Award for Research Excellence at the College of Veterinary Medicine Points of Pride Research Day, October 5, 2016. 

A commentary entitled “Eosinophils, galectins, and a reason to breathe” highlights the key findings of the Rao Lab publication and is featured in the current (August 16th) issue of PNAS.


Congratulations Dr. Beitz - Last Day of Teaching

Mathur S. Kannan: Scientific Ambassador and Collaborative Scholar

Mathur Kannan, Retirement card