The primary instructional mission of the Physiological Sciences Department is the education of veterinary medical students in a variety of disciplines, including anatomy, cell biology, pharmacology, physiology, and toxicology.
In addition to the instruction of professional degree (DVM) students, the Department is responsible for the Physiological Sciences section of the college graduate program. The education of graduate students is closely tied to the critical mission of research, focusing on comparative aspects of biology and disease. The requirements of these missions led us to recruit a blend of basic science and clinically oriented faculty. This combination of disciplines and interests proves to be a very successful means of fulfilling our extensive instructional mission while maintaining an excellent research program.