We are the center for veterinary science on the Storrs Campus and as our duty, we are responsible for teaching, research, and extension programs concerned with infectious, metabolic, and toxic diseases of agricultural animals, companion animals, laboratory animals, pet birds, poultry, and wildlife. The Department consists of several units, including pathology, microbiology, virology, immunology, bacteriology, wildlife diseases, and microchemistry.
The general mission of the Department involves the study of disease processes that affect animals and man. This includes infectious, toxic, metabolic and neoplastic diseases of farm animals, pets, poultry and wildlife and diseases that affect public health and food safety. The department has active undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. It is involved with research in many areas of pathophysiology, much of which is externally funded and provides service to the University and citizens of the State through the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.