The Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences provides the majority of courses in the professional curriculum of first year D.V.M. students, including anatomy, cell biology, histology, physiology, and neuroscience. The Department also contributes to the second year and third year curriculum in pharmacology and toxicology. In addition, the Department conducts basic and translational research in biomedical sciences. Our research supports a vibrant graduate program leading to a M.S. or Ph.D. degree, and provides outstanding opportunities for post-doctoral trainees.
The Department of Pathobiological Sciences provides teaching and training in the emphasis areas of bacteriology, epidemiology, immunology, parasitology, pathology, and virology. Departmental faculty are involved in all levels of the professional curriculum, providing lecture and laboratory experiences in bacteriology, mycology, immunology, epidemiology, pathology, parasitology, community health, and virology, as well as instruction in the practical application of necropsy techniques, all using cases received from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics and the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences has responsibility for the instructional program in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of animal diseases. Departmental faculty contributes a major share of the instruction in Years II, III, and IV and participates in problem-based learning in Years I, II, and III. Classroom lectures and discussions of the diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment of diseases are augmented by laboratory training in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Those members of the faculty with concurrent appointments to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics provide in-depth clinical training to students registered in Phase II courses.