Department of Veterinary Sciences
Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, 742-6638
FAX: (307) 721-2051
Department Head: William W. Lagreid
HOLLY ERNEST, B.Sc., Cornell University 1980; M.S. Ohio State University 1982; D.V.M. 1986; Ph.D. University of California, Davis 2001; Professor of Veterinary Sciences, Wyoming Excellence Chair in Disease Ecology 2014.
FRANCIS D. GALEY, B.S. Colorado State University 1981; D.V.M. 1983; Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1988; Professor of Veterinary Sciences 1999; Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2001.
WILLIAM W. LAEGREID, B.S. Washington State University 1980; M.S. Washington State University 1984; D.V.M. Washington State University 1985; Ph.D. Washington State University 1988; Professor, Head of the Department of Veterinary Sciences and Director of Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory 2012.
DONAL T. O'TOOLE, M.V.B. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 1977; Ph.D. Colorado State University 1982; Professor of Veterinary Sciences 1998, 1990.
MERL F. RAISBECK, B.S. Colorado State University 1973; D.V.M. 1975; M.S. University of Missouri 1982; Ph.D. 1984; Professor of Veterinary Sciences 1995, 1988.
GERARD P. ANDREWS, M.S. University of New Hampshire 1983; Ph.D. Uniformed Services University of Health Science 1993; Associate Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2011, 2004.
TODD E. CORNISH, B.S. University of California-Davis 1990; D.V.M. 1994; Ph.D. University of Georgia 1999; Associate Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2005, 1999.
JONATHAN H. FOX, B.Sc., B.VSc. University of Liverpool, UK 1993; Ph.D. Virginia Tech 2002; Associate Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2012, 2008.
JEFFREY J. ADAMOVICZ, B.S. University of Northern Iowa 1984; Ph.D. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences 1996; Registered Biosafety Professional 2010; Assistant Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2011.
MYRNA M. MILLER, D.V.M. Colorado State University 1984; Ph.D. Cornell University 2005; Assistant Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2010.
BRANT A. SCHUMAKER, D.V.M. University of California, Davis 2005; Ph.D. 2010; Assistant Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2010.
KERRY S. SONDGEROTH, B.A. University of New Hampshire 1997; D.V.M. Colorado State University 2006; Ph.D. Washington State University 2013; Assistant Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2014.
BARBARA S. DROLET, B.S. University of Wyoming 1986; M.S. 1989; Ph.D. Oregon State University 1994; Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2002.
BRUCE R. HOAR, D.V.M. University of Saskatchewan 1985; M.S. 1996; Ph.D. University of California, Davis 2001; Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2014.
GEOFFREY J. LETCHWORTH, B.S. Trinity College 1965; D.V.M. New York State College of Veterinary Medicine 1972; Ph.D. Cornell University 1980; Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2001.
HERMANN SCHÄTZL, M.D. Max von Pettenkofer for Microbiology and Hygiene, Germany 1991; Wyoming Excellence Chair - Prion Biology 2010; Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Sciences 2012.
The Department of Veterinary Sciences and the Department of Animal Science have combined their efforts to offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in animal and veterinary sciences (see listing under this title). Several options within the major are available including preveterinary medicine and animal biology. Undergraduate course offerings of the Department of Veterinary Sciences are listed under the title of pathobiology. They were designed to familiarize students with the principles of animal disease and the basic biological and biomedical sciences.
The department operates the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, an animal disease diagnostic laboratory. This laboratory provides valuable hands-on experience for students interested in laboratory animal care, laboratory procedures, and research. Excellent faculty advisers are available for students interested in preveterinary medicine, microbiology, and animal biology.
The Department of Veterinary Sciences offers advanced study leading to the master of science and doctor of philosophy in animal and veterinary science. Areas of emphasis include: pathology, molecular diagnostics, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, epidemiology, immunology, and toxicology of wild and domestic animals.
Program Specific Admission Requirements
Open to students with a bachelor of science degree who meet the requirements set forth in this Catalog.
Recommended prerequisites include: chemistry, biochemistry, animal anatomy and physiology, biology, microbiology, and introductory statistics.
Program Specific Degree Requirements
Master of Science
Only offered as Plan A.
A minimum of 30 credit hours including 4 thesis hours must be earned in 4000-5999 level courses.
Two semesters of graduate seminar (PATB 5515) and STAT 5050 or their equivalent are required.
The program of study is arranged with the student's graduate committee.
A 72 hour program. Students must meet university minimum requirements.
Competitive applicants for either degree program will have a GPA 3.25 or higher and high GRE scores (153 verbal, 149 quantitative, 302 total using best composite scores).