Matheus de Oliveira Costa, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Matheus de Oliveira Costa

Contact Info

[email protected]

Office Phone 612-625-9276

Office Address:
385 AnSci/VetMed

Mailing Address:
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Residency in ABVP Swine Health Management, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

PhD, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

DVM, School of Veterinary, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Dr. Costa’s research focuses broadly on investigating pathogen virulence mechanisms in order to develop approaches to mitigate disease and reduce antimicrobial usage. He is interested in the issues associated with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across the animal-human interface, and how they pose challenges for sustainable food production, animal welfare, and public health. More recently, his research has focused on infectious diseases to which antibiotic treatment is the producer’s only option (e.g. swine dysentery and streptococcal meningitis).

Awards & Recognition

  • Best presentation (2016), 7th International Conference on Colonic Spirochaetal Infections in Animals and Humans, Hannover, Germany
  • Maxwell Award (2015), Western Canada Association of Swine Veterinarians
    • Presented to a distinguished student in western Canada with an interest in swine medicine.
  • Merial Canada Graduate Award of Excellence (2014), Western College of Veterinary Medicine/Merial Canada
    • Presented to graduate students with outstanding leadership qualities.


Clinical Interests

Swine Health Management