The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department educates students in the biomedical sciences; discovers new knowledge about animal and human health and disease through scientific research; translates new knowledge into useful applications; and communicates knowledge to health professionals, animal producers, industry, and scientists.
Among the nation’s top 10 public research universities, the University of Minnesota is committed to a dynamic research culture that is supported by state-of-the-art core research facilities, including new BSL2 and BSL3 animal facilities, the University Supercomputing Institute, Minnesota Genomics Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center and institutional support by Minnesota’s Global Food Ventures, the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Research Signature programs, and the research conducted by the University's Health Sciences group .
About the Twin Cities
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are one of the country’s most desirable places to live, and Minneapolis has been rated as the healthiest city in the nation. It is a cultural center that is world-renowned for theater, music, major and minor league sports, zoos, museums, and fine dining. Minneapolis and St. Paul host many institutions of higher education and state government, as well as a thriving and diverse business climate, which includes major agricultural and life sciences corporations. As a major metropolitan area, the Cities are linked by light rail and an extensive bicycling system. The international airport directly connects the metropolitan area to most major cities in the world. Home of the best park system in the nation, outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, swimming, boating, and fishing are readily available in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences are in support of the creation of a collegiate culture that is supportive of diversity and equity initiatives, and the recruitment of faculty, staff, and student bodies that reflect the diversity of our neighborhoods, region, and society.