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Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department

Enhancing Animal and Human Health through Service, Education, and Research

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Whether for students or for the public, service lies at the center of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department. Our undergraduate students benefit by receiving an educational foundation that makes them competitive applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine, and our graduate students can sharpen their professional development with the help of a wealth of scientists willing to partner with them in research.

The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department also has laboratories that help expand service to the public. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of animal health problems is the role of the South Dakota Animal Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, which is one of only 36 accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the nation.

Another critical component of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department is a dynamic group of researchers who search for new ways to prevent and detect

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animal and human diseases. 

The interaction of service, discovery, and education that takes place within the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department results in new knowledge, timely information, and students prepared for careers that make a difference for animals and people alike.

The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department is a great place from which to launch your career. Give it a look today!

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Beef Bucks, Inc. Commits $20,000 to Scholarships for Students Entering the South Dakota State University Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

Beef Bucks, Inc. has committed $20,000 in scholarship funds for students entering the South Dakota State University Professional (DVM) Program in Veterinary Medicine. Over the course of four years, Beef Bucks, Inc.

Students accepted to veterinary schools honored at Stethoscope Ceremony

Nine South Dakota State University pre-veterinary students who are accepted to veterinary schools for fall 2020 were honored May 1 at the ninth annual South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association/SDSU Stethoscope Ceremony. This is the first time the ceremony was held virtually.

South Dakota State University’s Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department and the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory Welcomes Ben Hause as Virologist

Dr. Ben Hause recently joined South Dakota State University as an assistant professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department and section head of virology at the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.