Faculty in the WCVM Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (VBMS) are involved in teaching gross, microscopic and developmental anatomy, neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology to undergraduate veterinary students.
The department's graduate programs link graduate students with faculty members whose research interests range from cardiovascular physiology, stress physiology, gastrointestinal biochemistry and toxicology to pulmonary pathobiology, neuroscience, pharmacology and reproductive biology.
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The Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences has an active program of research from whole animal investigations to cellular and molecular research. Faculty interests include studies in cardiovascular physiology, stress physiology, gastrointestinal biochemistry, toxicology, pulmonary pathobiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, reproductive physiology, endocrinology and biotechnology.
Research interests cover basic, applied and clinical aspects. As well, the department's research program involves a diverse range of species including domestic and specialized livestock, laboratory animals, wild fowl, fish, zoo and other exotic animals.
- Master of Science (MSc)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Applications are processed through the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS)
The Graduate Courses button below will take you to a page where the 700-999 descriptions represent graduate degree-level courses.
Graduate research open house (video)
In February 2022, the WCVM Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences hosted an open house for prospective graduate students. Click on the button below to view the recorded presentation.
For further information about Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate programs, please contact:
Graduate Programs Co-ordinator
Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, WCVM
Office: WCVM 1301
The Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences provides undergraduate summer research opportunities for veterinary students and undergraduate students through the Interprovincial Undergraduate Student Summer Research program and other similar research programs on campus. Please contact individual faculty members for more information about these programs.
The Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences also provides required courses for the WCVM's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program (200- to 400-level courses).
Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (VBMS)
Western College of Veterinary Medicine, U of S
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B4 Canada
Tel: 306-966-7383 | Fax: 306-966-7376
Department Location: WCVM 1301
- Dr. Daniel MacPhee, Department Head
- Dr. Adelaine Leung, Graduate Co-Chair
- Dr. Suraj Unniappan, Graduate Co-Chair
- Cheryl Hack, Administrative Assistant
- Krista Larson, Department Clerical Assistant
- Stacy Trainor, Department Clerical Assistant
- Cindy Pollard, Graduate Programs Co-ordinator