2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

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Jane Christopher-Hennings, Department Head
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory 1105, Box 2175


Distinguished Professor

Eric Nelson


Christopher Chase, Jane Christopher-Hennings, Russell Daly, Gary Gackstetter, Larry Holler, David Knudsen, Dale Miskimins, Alan Young

Associate Professors

Angela Pillatzki, Joy Scaria

Assistant Professors

Benjamin Hause, Greta Krafsur

Adjunct Professors

Scott Dee, Bruce Erickson, Dustin Oedekoven, Sheela Ramamoorthy


The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department advises students in the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum and offers courses in veterinary and biomedical sciences for undergraduate and graduate majors in related sciences. The interaction of service, discovery, and education that takes place within the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department results in new knowledge, timely information, and students prepared for careers that make a difference for animals and people alike.



Pre-Professional Interest Areas

Graduate Programs*

  • Biological Sciences (M.S.)
    • Veterinary Microbiology Emphases
    • Veterinary Pathology Emphases
  • Biological Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) - Veterinary Microbiology Specialization
  • Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) - Veterinary Pathobiology Specialization

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.


American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Accreditation

Facilities & Services

Student Support & Engagement Opportunities

The SDSU Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department is home to the SDSU Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club. Club participation is a great mechanism for students to enrich their education and to develop leadership skills. The department also has scholarships available for incoming freshmen and upper-class students active in the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program.

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