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Dept. of Veterinary Sciences

University of Wyoming

1174 Snowy Range Road

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-5059

Fax: (307) 721-2051

Email: wlaegrei@uwyo.edu

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Department of Veterinary Sciences

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Welcome to the Department of Veterinary Sciences

Thank you for visiting the web site of the University of Wyoming's Department of Veterinary Sciences. Our department operates the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, a full-service diagnostic laboratory that has been accredited since 1989 by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. Our laboratory provides testing and research services to veterinarians, animal owners and wildlife managers throughout Wyoming and the region. In cooperation with the UW Department of Animal Science, we run the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option. Faculty in the veterinary sciences department are heavily engaged in the interdisciplinary Microbiology Program, an externship program for junior and senior veterinary students, and in training first-year medical students in the regional medical program WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).

Wyoming is a unique state with a strong ranching tradition, abundant wildlife, a large energy industry, and astounding landscapes. Our department's focus is on diseases exchanged between wildlife and livestock. Our strengths are disease diagnosis, investigation and research, teaching life sciences and infectious disease disciplines, and regulatory testing.

Our laboratory welcomes visitors, especially from the agricultural, veterinary and wildlife communities. Staff members will provide tours, provided they are arranged in advance. Laboratory tours of middle or high school students interested in science, particularly in careers in the College of Agriculture, especially welcome.

Explore our web site. If you would like additional information about our department, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


Veterinary Sciences invites applications for a Master's program in Parasitology. The Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming is seeking a highly motivated Master's student interested in parasitic diseases of livestock. The project aims at the improvement of targeted control of coccidial infections in livestock. Specifically, this project is focused on the development of a test system to screen for drug susceptibility and resistence in bovine intestinal coccidia of the genus Eimeria. The project comprises laboratory work (e.g. fecal flotation and parasite identification, parasite culturing in vitro, quantitative PCR) as well as parasite passaging in vivo, sample collection and interviews with livestock producers. The project will make use of diagnostic samples submitted to the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL) but will also require independent on-site sampling in Wyoming and experimental animal care at WSVL.

Preferred candidates will have a keen interest in applied research in protozoal in vivo and in vitro models. Strong problem-solving skills, good communication skills and the ability to stay focused and work autonomously are expected.
The position comprises a graduate assistantship, medical insurance, and tuition waiver (up to 9 credit hours).

Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in a related field (veterinary science, biology, microbiology, etc.) and have an interest in livestock disease. Applicant needs to be highly motivated and have the ability to work independently after initial training, and the ability to interact well with other students, co-workers and faculty. The position requires interest in in vitro techniques (cell culture, molecular biology), experimental animal work, and statistics. Preferred skills include working knowledge of MS Office and basic laboratory bench top skills.

To apply for this position, send a current curriculum vitae and letter of interest/career goals, unofficial transcripts of all college coursework, GRE scores, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Berit Bangoura, University of Wyoming, Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, 1174 Snowy Range Road, Laramie, WY 82070 USA (bbangour@uwyo.edu). Please contact Dr. Bangoura with any questions about this position. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Scheduled project start date: Fall 2017.


Applications are invited for a MS-level graduate student position at the Infectious Disease Epidemiology of Animals Laboratory (http://www.epidiseaselab.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Grad-Student-ad-2017-05-19.pdf) at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The expected start date is Fall semester 2017 (apply as soon as possible for an August 2017 start date).


Mission

The mission of the Department of Veterinary Sciences to help ensure that livestock, wildlife and companion animals in Wyoming and the region are healthy through a combination of teaching, professional service, extension and research activities and that spontaneous diseases are accurately diagnosed.


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If you would like to visit the Veterinary Sciences department, contact Dr. William Laegreid at (307) 766-9929 or wlaegrei@uwyo.edu.

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University of Wyoming

1174 Snowy Range Road

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-5059

Fax: (307) 721-2051

Email: wlaegrei@uwyo.edu

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