Welcome to the Department of Veterinary Biosciences. We are one of three departments that make up the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.
Historically, the College of Veterinary Medicine was comprised of five departments. On July 1, 1995, the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Cellular Biology, and the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology were merged into the Department of Veterinary Biosciences (VBS). The task of the Department was to be the “major focus in meeting the College mission in basic and biomedical research. It will be the primary link of our College with the other health sciences colleges and the College of Biological Sciences. ….the new department faculty and administration will gain the flexibility necessary to redirect positions to areas of inquiry they find most attractive and productive within the broad mission of the department. [The restructuring] will allow the blending of disciplines, enhance collaboration, potentiate equipment and space sharing, broaden the possibilities for graduate students, and permit the achievement of critical numbers of faculty in focused research areas to remain competitive. It will have the flexibility to react to changing paradigms, create new focus areas, and act on new opportunities (Dean Glen Hoffsis, 1994).”
Since 1994, the department has focused on research, teaching and clinical service in anatomy, clinical and anatomic pathology, infectious diseases and cancer. The departmental philosophy has always been to combine pathology with research, to address questions relevant to the health of both humans and animals, and to work in an interdisciplinary manner. Evidence for this philosophy is the scholarly output by pathology faculty and their interconnectedness with the research enterprise, the integration of VBS faculty into the Discovery Themes Initiatives by the Provost, the OSU Infectious Disease Institute, the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Members of the department collaborate in research (graduate education, grants and publications), teaching (as active members of core and elective courses), and diagnostics within the college and the university, with faculty of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and on the national and international level.