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.


As viruses infect cells of an animal host, they often stimulate a vigorous immune response. This is due to the ability of host cells to detect viral products, such as double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) through pathogen recognition receptors.

In the United States alone, nearly 800 thousand people suffer from a heart attack each year.  

We are pleased to announce a new system to support students’ degree progress-the Graduate Planning and Audit System (GPAS).

Dr. Bruce Walcheck, Professor, received the Mark of Excellence Award at the College of Veterinary Medicine Points of Pride Research Day, October 5, 2016.

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. 


Congratulations Dr. Beitz - Last Day of Teaching

Mathur S. Kannan: Scientific Ambassador and Collaborative Scholar

Mathur Kannan, Retirement card