2020 Virtual Commencement
Join us for a virtual event on May 16 starting at 11 a.m. CT and participate in some of our fun virtual activities to make this day as special as possible. Learn more
Profiles Spring 2020 is here!
Read about the latest contributions of our faculty, staff, students, and donors to the advancement of veterinary medicine, including impacts on the fight against COVID-19. Read now
UMN researchers advance on tackling the novel coronavirus
A recent study on SARS-CoV-2 maps how the virus binds to human cells, reveals its animal origin, and guides treatments for COVID-19. Read more
More than 65 percent of U.S. households own a pet. Recent research has revealed that, of those pets, mainly ferrets and cats are particularly susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Tigers and lion were tested positive for SARS-COV-2, at the Bronx Zoo in New York. While this is unfortunate, surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in cats could be an avenue for understanding and ultimately eliminating COVID-19 in humans and animals alike.
As shelter-in-place mandates lessen, societies may be able to reopen parts of their economies while still curbing overall disease spread by limiting interactions related to increased disease.