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.


Dawn Foster, VBS Administrative Director and Chair of the CVM Diversity and Inclusion Committee, has aided in efforts to showcase Diversity and Inclusion around the college from hosting events such as the coffee hour to providing resources and opportunities highlights in the CVM Summer 2018 issue of Profiles.

Several VBS Faculty and Staff were featured in the CVM Profiles, Summer 2018 Issue.

Dr. Randy Singer was invited to participate in a meeting at United Nations (UN) on July 18 entitled “Antimicrobial Resistance and the Sustainable Development Goals: challenges and opportunities.”

Annie Jahan, a Doctoral student working in the laboratory of Dr. Tim Johnson presents on ways to identify bacterial species to the Poultry Supergroup.

Dr. Bruce Walcheck, Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences was recently profiled in the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) July newsletter, Moca Messenger


Congratulations Dr. Beitz - Last Day of Teaching

Mathur S. Kannan: Scientific Ambassador and Collaborative Scholar

Mathur Kannan, Retirement card