Research
Discovery and Innovation
Our scientists conduct research to improve the health of animals and people.

Research

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


College Research Symposium

The annual event showcases research by our undergraduate, graduate, and professional veterinary medical students, postdoctoral researchers, and veterinary residents and interns. During the symposium the college also recognizes excellence in research with a keynote address by the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence faculty recipient.

Next Research Symposium is October 2023

Center for Reproductive Biology

One of the largest reproductive biology centers in the world

Core laboratories serve the greater WSU community in gene editing, cell sorting, and DNA sequencing. The center provides opportunities for investigators from across the Pacific Northwest to collaborate and learn from one another.

Next annual retreat is June 2023

Student research opportunities

MIRA

ESTEEMED MIRA 

National Institutes of Health-funded opportunities for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds
MARC Photoshoot

MARC

National Institutes of Health-funded opportunities for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds

Research Exposition

WSU’s poster session and scholarship competition for graduate and professional students

SURCA 

WSU’s Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Research news


Research in the news


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.