WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is nationally recognized for biomedical research. Our students work side-by-side with accomplished researchers in highly ranked programs for scientific investigation, clinical
specialties, and diagnostic capabilities.
Our faculty and scientists conduct research programs to understand and control infectious diseases, ensure a safe and abundant food supply, improve the health and well-being of food animals, and provide training for the next generation of scientist. Major programs of research include food and waterborne diseases, insect borne diseases, diseases of wild sheep, and fish diseases that affect our food supply.
The state-of-the-art Biotechnology–Life Sciences building has exceptional laboratory facilities for scientists and students to conduct research and enhance learning.
The School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB), established in 1999, offers programs in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, and microbiology. In 2010, SMB moved to the college to create a larger group of biomedical research scientists and scientific resources. The merger strengthened existing collaborative research. The Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building adjoins the Biotechnology–Life Sciences building, creating one of the best concentrations of biomedical laboratory facilities on the WSU campus.
Faculty and students use well-equipped laboratories with sophisticated technologies in the state-of-the-art Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building completed in 2013.
The Veterinary Biomedical Research Building (VBRB) houses the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN), whose faculty teach anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and neuroscience courses. The building provides 77,250 net square feet of properly equipped and environmentally controlled, state-of-the-art biomedical research and support space for the health science teaching and research programs. Adjoining the Biotechnology–Life Sciences building, these two buildings create one of the best concentrations of biomedical laboratory facilities on the WSU campus.