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Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

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 the only American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) accredited laboratory in South Dakota.

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 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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Traelene Fallis next to her horse

Fallis pursuing dream of becoming a veterinarian

Traelene Fallis, a first-year student in the South Dakota State University professional program in veterinary medicine, is pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian to give back to those in her community.

Dr. Angela Pillatzki named head of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and Director of the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory

The South Dakota State University Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences welcomes Angela Pillatzki as the new department head and director of the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL).

Stethoscope Ceremony Honors SDSU Students Accepted to Veterinary Schools

Fourteen South Dakota State University pre-veterinary students who were accepted to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs starting fall 2022 were honored on April 29 at the 11th Annual South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association (SDVMA) and SDSU Stethoscope Ceremony. ...