Colorado State University - Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Students - Future & Current
Welcome to the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Here, you'll find some of the best undergraduate, graduate, professional, research, and outreach programs in biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine not only in the state, but in the nation and around the globe.
We strive for excellence in all that we do, and that commitment shows strongly in the diversity and strength of our programs. We are home to the world-renowned Animal Cancer Center, which has helped to shape the field of veterinary oncology. The Animal Population Health Institute has a global presence and was recently awarded a $15 million USAID grant to investigate how livestock systems will be impacted by climate change. Our Mycobacterium Laboratories is tackling one of the most intractable and deadly diseases of our time - tuberculosis.
From toxicology to neurology, radiology to physiology, our pioneering faculty members are training the next generation of scientists while creating new knowledge for the greater societal good.
CVMBS Undergraduate Degree ProgramsAs a CVMBS undergraduate you will find opportunities to participate in hands-on research, volunteer work and internships to enhance your education and prepare you for your career.
- Biomedical Sciences
- Environmental Health
Biomedical SciencesStudents in Biomedical sciences focus on applied biology related to human and animal health and disease. Coursework includes human and animal gross anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
Environmental HealthUndergraduate students in Environmental Health study how people interact with their environment and investigate potential impacts on human health. Coursework focuses on environmental health water quality, industrial hygiene, toxicology, and more.
MicrobiologyMicrobiology majors study organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, viruses, and prions. Coursework will focus on physiology, genetics, pathogenicity, ecology and taxonomy of microorganisms.
NeuroscienceStudents in Neuroscience will choose between two concentrations: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN) and Cell Molecular Neuroscience (CMN). Coursework includes chemistry, mathematics, biology, psychology, physiology, biochemistry, and more.
Graduate Degree ProgramsCVMBS master's, doctoral and interdisciplinary programs can help you become competitive in the job market and prepare you for work and research in academia.
- Biomedical Sciences
- Clinical Sciences
- Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences
- Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology
Master's and PhD Doctoral Degrees
Microbiology or PathologyMaster's and doctoral degrees are offered through the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology with emphasis areas in bacteriology, virology, molecular genetics, immunology, vector biology and pathobiology.
Biomedical SciencesThe Department of Biomedical Sciences offers graduate degrees in anatomy, neurobiology, reproductive biology, and equine reproduction.
Environmental or Radiological Health SciencesThe Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences offers graduate degrees in cancer biology, health physics, radiological health, industrial and occupational health, veterinary diagnostic imaging, ergonomics and epidemiology. Consider a Master of Science (professional) in Toxicology from the Center for Environmental Medicine.
Clinical SciencesGraduate students in Clinical Sciences have a close association with researchers in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and benefit from hands-on instruction from clinicians working with both large and small animals. These graduate programs focus on clinical research and translational medicine.
Master's Programs (professional)A professional master's degree provides a competitive edge for those seeking careers with technology-based companies, governmetnal agencies, and non-profit organizations, as well as those seeking entry into professional schools, such as medical or veterinary school. Education is hands-on and highly integrated to provide the science and interactive skills you will need for success.
Cell and Molecular BiologyThis interdisciplinary program can lead to either a master's or a doctoral degree. Recent research in this program has focused on topics including cancer biology, infectious diseases, metabolism, neuroscience, plant biology, gene expression, and reproductive biology.
Integrated Livestock ManagementThe Integrated Livestock Management program aims to provide both training in experimental methodology and an understanding of agricultural management issues at both the master's and doctoral levels.
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative NeurosciencesResearch in the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences graduate program emphasizes neuronal differentiation, degeneration and regeneration, membrane physiology, and synaptic mechanisms.
Veterinary Medicine ProgramThe CVMBS Professional Veterinary Medical Program will provide you with an unmatched veterinary education. Our innovative curriculum and internationally known professors will provide you with a broad education in veterinary medicine that will permit you to enter a wide variety of professional careers.
CSU DVM Degree Program
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences annually admits approximately 138 new students to the Professional Veterinary Medicine Program leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Admission to the Professional Veterinary Medicine Program at Colorado State is open to all students. Hands-on experience, from day one, alongside world-class faculty in an atmosphere designed to help you succeed make the Colorado State University veterinary program unique.
Program of study
- Years 1 and 2 include comprehensive biomedical veterinary sciences and veterinary education and hands-on clinical experiences on CSU's main campus.
- Years 3 and 4 work side-by-side with exceptional clinicians at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital through a series of specialty rotations. Students are full care team members, not bystanders.
- In the future, consider a three-year specialty residency or a PhD.
DVM News & Announcements
This Pinto is a Neigh Sayer!Singing Saddie Sue gets her name from her habit of whinnying to her owner, Kelly Lear, who just graduated from our CSU Professional Veterinary Medicine Program. Saddie has reason to whinny! Kelly's family saved the horse from a life of abuse, and our veterinary grad has transformed Saddie into a top show mare.
Universities Start Unique Veterinary Medicine Program to Benefit Alaska and ColoradoSled dogs, reindeer, and musk oxen will join the animals of interest as Colorado State University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks launch a collaborative veterinary training program.
Vet Students Help Effort to Curb HomelessnessThe pets of homeless people receive physical exams and vaccinations from CSU veterinarians and students during a community event aimed at curbing homelessness.
Phone: (970) 491-7051
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