The mission of the Department focuses on providing instruction and conducting research in veterinary and zoonotic infectious diseases.  This includes the disciplines of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology as applied to improvement of animal health, public health, and food safety.

  Mission Statement

VMPM’s mission is to create an environment that promotes excellence in teaching, research and service through innovation and discovery.  The department imparts knowledge and skills in infectious diseases, encourages lifelong learning, conducts basic and applied research focused on animal and human health, participates in professional and community service, and partners with stakeholders to address societal needs.