Department of
Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Leaders in education and research to understand and control infectious disease

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

Our faculty are recognized worldwide as leaders in the research of infectious diseases that threaten animal health on a local and global scale, as well as virology, parasitology, bacteriology, vaccine production, and immunology. We provide advanced graduate and post-doctoral training in infectious diseases and immunology and core instruction in the professional veterinary medical program and post-DVM education.

Graduate degree programs

Rigorous educational training for tomorrow’s scientists in biomedical sciences

PhD in Biomedical Sciences – Immunology and Infectious Diseases

A research-intensive program training students in immunology and host-pathogen interactions of bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections of animals and humans

Combined residency programs

Post-DVM education and advanced medical training to prepare for board certification

Combined Clinical Microbiology Residency

Residency + PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Combined Anatomic Pathology Residency

Residency + PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Centers, initiatives, and programs

Aquatic Program

Improving the health of fish and other aquatic animals locally and globally

Elk Hoof Disease

WSU leads the state in monitoring and assessing the causes of the disease


Leaders in researching viruses that affect human and animal health

Teaching Academy

Fostering innovative teaching and learning for faculty, residents, and professional and graduate students across the college

Department news

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Questions? Email Sue Zumwalt, administrative manager 

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
P.O. Box 647040, Pullman, WA  99164-7040