Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD

Department Chair, Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)
Montse Torremorell


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225H VetMedCtr
1365 Gortner Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States


DVM, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1994

PhD, University of Minnesota, 1999

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Dr. Torremorell is an animal health expert with emphasis in infectious diseases and strategies to improve the health of pigs. Her work focuses on understanding the transmission of infectious diseases of swine with emphasis on influenza, PRRS, and other devastating viruses affecting pigs. She also researches biosecurity technologies with applicability to prevent and mitigate airborne infections in livestock. Ultimately her interest resides in controlling and eliminating diseases from agricultural animals. Her research impacts animal disease, public health, sustainability of food production systems and food security.  

Awards & recognition

  • 2022 Outstanding Swine Academic of the Year, American Association of Swine Veterinarians
  • 2017  Zoetis Award for Research Excellence, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Advising and Teaching Award, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2014 Mark of Excellence in Research, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2003 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice, University of Minnesota and Pfizer Animal Health


Research interests

  • Influenza A virus of swine, PRRS virus and other economically significant diseases of pigs
  • Transmission, control and elimination of swine diseases
  • Biosecurity technologies with emphasis on technologies to prevent the spread of airborne diseases


Selected publications

For a listing of publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine, and Google Scholar.


Teaching Areas

  • Biosecurity and biocontainment for food animals
  • Swine production 
  • Swine diseases and diagnostics
  • Disease elimination


  • CVM 6531 Biosecurity and biocontainment for food animals


Clinical interests

  • Diagnostics, control, and elimination of swine diseases