veterinary sciences

Welcome to the Department of Veterinary Sciences!

Our Mission is centered on the One Health concept. We provide quality animal disease diagnostic services; conduct research that impacts animal and human disease; and deliver instruction with experiential learning for students, veterinarians, and citizens of Wyoming, Rocky Mountain West and beyond.

Our research strengths are centered on infectious diseases of food animals and wildlife including those transmissible to people. We have ongoing research on chronic wasting disease, ruminant coccidiosis, brucellosis, Q-fever pathogenesis, mycoplasmosis, malignant catarrhal fever in bison, and adenovirus in deer. Research approaches used range from molecular, to genomics, to field based. The Department houses the University of Wyoming Biocontainment facility (UWBF) which comprises BSL3-level research and diagnostic facilities.

We provide experiential-learning for undergraduate students that includes research opportunities and part-time positions in diagnostic veterinary medicine at the WSVL. Faculty members teach classes in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences, and Microbiology undergraduate curricula. We mentor students to prepare them for successful veterinary school applications. Departmental graduate students are enrolled in masters and doctoral degree programs.

Click here to learn more about the department, or visit the facebook page. You can also contact Departmental Head, Dr. Jonathan Fox; WSVL Interim Director, Dr. Berit Bangoura; or UWBF Scientific Director, Dr. Elizabeth Case.