At the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, research conducted by our scientists in neuroscience, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics provides the basis for the development of medical technologies, therapies, vaccines, and medications. We also conduct research in epidemiology, infectious disease, integrative physiology, and veterinary clinical and translational sciences that improve public and animal health.
$42.3 million in research spending
Ranked 4th in total research expenditures among 33 veterinary colleges by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges. More than half is spent on infectious disease research.
$31.1 million in research grant funding
From state, federal, and private funds.
1st in CDC research funding
Ranked 1st in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research funding among 33 veterinary colleges by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.
3rd in federal research funding
Ranked 3rd in total federal research funding among 33 veterinary colleges by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.
Meet our researchers
Student research opportunities
Federal Excess Personal Property Program
The College of Veterinary Medicine is a participant in the Federal Excess Personal Property Program, which gives our researchers the opportunity to secure lab and project equipment from the federal government on loan and at substantially reduced costs. This allows our researchers to stretch their grant money further and to obtain items ranging from microscopes and centrifuges to vehicles and medical equipment often for just the cost of shipping and a staff support fee.
Research in the news
- Students to help research effects of smoke The Lewiston Tribune
- WSU receives FDA approval for gene-edited livestock in human food opb.org | Oregon Public Broadcasting
- WSU makes history with first ever gene-edited pigs for human consumption KIRO7.com
College & WSU research awards
Support biomedical research
Discoveries by our biomedical researchers are the foundation for medical innovations that prevent and treat diseases in people and animals.
Questions about giving? Contact Lynne Haley or 509-335-5021.