Departments VA-MD Vet Med

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology (DBSP) is the largest of the College's departments and houses a wide diversity of preclinical, diagnostic, and research disciplines. Included among these are gross and microscopic morphology, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, genetics, neurobiology, clinical and anatomic pathology, immunology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, molecular medicine, medical informatics, aquatic medicine, and laboratory animal medicine.

The faculty contribute to the college's instructional programs in the D.V.M. professional curriculum, primarily in the basic science and diagnostic medicine disciplines. We also provide the professional expertise and supervision for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital's diagnostic laboratories for bacteriology, virology, immunology, clinical pathology, necropsy, histopathology, parasitology, and aquatic medicine. The faculty contribute also to the conduct of university, college and department administration and governance.

We are responsible for the bulk of the college's research program, as supported by both intramural and extramural fundings, and are the major advisors for 75 - 80% of the college's Ph.D. students, and overall more than half of the college's graduate students.

Contact Information:

S. Ansar Ahmed, Department Head
Patricia M. Goudy, Administrative Assistant
Monica C. Taylor, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (540) 231-4652
Fax: (540) 231-6033

Duckpond Drive, Phase II
Virginia Tech (0442)
Blacksburg, VA 24061