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 VBS Department is proud to announce that Dr. Matthew Aliota of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has accepted an Assistant Professor position with the Vector-borne Infectious Disease AGREETT faculty search.

Dr's. Dawn Foster-Hartnett, Patricia Goodman-Mamula, James Johnson, and Timothy Johnson developed the Spring 2018 Grand Challenges course, Science and Society: Working Together to Avoid the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse.

Dr. Alice Larson, Professor in VBS has developed a new January Intersession course, Creativity in Research Careers-CMB 5912.

Dr. James Mickelson, VBS Professor, attended the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the US Scientific Conference in Minneapolis, MN September 23-24, 2017.

Dr. Connie Gebhart, VBS Professor, was awarded the BIOMIC Award for Excellence in Diagnostic Veterinary Microbiology at the 2017 American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians annual meeting in San Diego, CA.


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.