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.


Recent outbreaks of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm, and a milder form of bird flu at a Wisconsin turkey farm, prompted US producers to maximize biosecurity.

Cheryl Dvorak (*1), Zeynep Akkutay-Yoldar, Suzanne Stone, Steven Tousignant, Fabio Vannucci, and Michael Murtaugh published the manuscript, "An i

Out of 185 dogs that were sterilized and for whom we knew how old they were when they were sterilized, it is significantly more likely for a female dog to tear her CCL if she was spayed at a young age.

The results of Dr. Walcheck’s studies may lead to new treatments for diseases associated with widespread inflammation, such as life-threatening sepsis


Congratulations Dr. Beitz - Last Day of Teaching


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