• Standing CT scan at Leatherdale Equine Center

    Philanthropic support gives Leatherdale Equine Center new standing CT and NICU

    These new additions, made possible by a generous gift from Louise Leatherdale, will elevate the level of care offered by LEC on multiple levels.

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    New $3 million grant helps researchers tackle porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus

    University of Minnesota scientists are collaborating to look at how PRRS virus evolves to understand disease spread, and advance mitigation and control efforts.

  • Deer in the woods with CWD Watch logo in bottom left corner

    CWD outbreak and research calls for new educational resources

    Center for Animal Health and Food Safety launches online tool for tracking and understanding recent chronic wasting disease research.

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After 15 years of service to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Robert Washabau, VMD, PhD, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), retired this spring. The College celebrated with a farewell reception on June 25. 

The pathogen’s recent appearance does not represent an increased risk to humans, according to one University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine expert 


As Earth’s population continues to climb, so does the rate of infectious diseases. By 2021, it is projected that 11 billion people will inhabit the planet. A team of scientists, including Meggan Craft, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, recently set out to identify the specific problems this could present for animal, human, and ecosystem health.