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Message from Department Head

Welcome to our Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department!

Whether you are a veterinarian, animal owner or researcher looking for answers to questions about the health of your animals, an undergraduate student with a goal of becoming a veterinarian, or a graduate student interested in solving one of the mysteries of animal or human health, our Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department is your starting point.

Our department’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory serves the state, region, and nation as a go-to source for diagnostic information on everything from livestock to pets to food safety issues. Our researchers are hard at work solving the essential problems that hinder animal and human health and well-being. Our teachers and pre-veterinary advisors inspire and prepare students for careers in veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences, and our outreach functions connect veterinarians and animal owners with the indispensable non-biased information they need to ensure the health and productivity of food and companion animals.

I’m glad you’re here and invite you to explore our website!

Jane Christopher-Hennings DVM, MS
Professor, Head and Director