College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

General Statement

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences consists of five academic departments: Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Pathobiology, Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, and Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences. Each department is administered by a department head, who is responsible to the Dean of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for all programs assigned or developed in the department, including teaching, research, extension and service.

A Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and Field Service Clinics are operated within the College to provide clinical laboratories for the veterinary medical educational program.

An extensive research program in animal health and disease is conducted by the faculty and staff of the college, and a substantial number of the teaching faculty members are engaged in research.

A veterinary extension program carries research information to veterinarians, animal owners, and others in the state and nation with the least possible delay. The faculty makes research information available to the students in the classroom and laboratories in a timely manner.

The typical land-grant institutional mandate of teaching, research, patient care and service provides the organizational framework necessary to meet the dynamics in the ever-changing field of veterinary medicine.

Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available in the departments of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as well as clinical specialty residency training programs. These programs are designed to give effective training in the areas of professional specialization. The programs are research oriented but sufficiently flexible to permit intensive training in many areas of special interest.