The faculties of the department include tenured and tenured track faculty, joint faculty, and adjunct faculty. They provide instruction in the veterinary curriculum in the area of microbiology and infectious diseases as well as teach courses for the department's graduate programs. In addition, faculty from other departments and federal laboratories participate in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine’s (VMPM) graduate programs (Table 1). Additional strengths of VMPM include a high level of sponsored research funds per tenure-track faculty member.
The Department of VMPM maintains several formal cooperative research programs with other units of the University, including Zoology and Genetics, Animal Science, and three USDA laboratories (National Animal Disease Center, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, and the National Soil Tilth Laboratory). Some graduate students conduct their research at these USDA laboratories.
The Department adheres to all university guidelines including those pertaining to academic dishonesty, disability accommodation, harassment and discrimination and others. For more information, click here to read the department's statement regarding these issues.