Sandra Godden, DVM

Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Sandra Godden

Contact Info

[email protected]

Office Phone 612-625-8177

Office Address:
A320 Veterinary Medical Center
1352 Boyd Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Mailing Address:
225 Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

DVM, University of Guelph, 1993

BSc, University of Guelph, 1989

DVSc, University of Guelph, 1998


Awards & Recognition

  • 2019 AABP Award of Excellence
  • 5/2010 Award for Excellence in Didactic Teaching - Veterinary Population Medicine Department
  • 5/2007 Award for Excellence in Didactic Teaching - Veterinary Population Medicine Department


Research Summary/Interests

Applied research in calf health management, mastitis control, Johne's disease control and transition cow management; Epidemiologic studies of MRSA and Shiga toxin producing E. Coli on Minnesota dairy farms.

Research Funding Grants

  • "Evaluation of Control Points to Reduce Transmission of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Dairy Cattle," College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • "FT-IR Microscopy of Mineral Structure in Osteoporosis Part 2," NIH
  • "Evaluation of administration of Bovamine® in the first colostrum on feeding on passive transfer of immunoglobulins in newborn Jersey calves,"NPC, Inc.
  • "An investigation of Selenium status on the success of passive transfer of immunoglobulin and general health in newborn dairy calves," Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • "Development and application of a Minnesota dairy health surveillance network," Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station



Teaching Areas

Veterinary Science; Clinical epidemiology; Metabolic diseases of ruminants; Applied dairy nutrition; Calf health management; Housing and cow comfort