Oregon State University

The College of Veterinary Medicine

Administrative Oversight: 
Cyril R. Clarke, Dean
200 D Magruder Hall Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-2098


The College of Veterinary Medicine conducts research in biomedical sciences, involving the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal and human diseases. Emphasis is placed on animal health; the interactions between animals, humans, and the environment; and the use of animal models to study diseases impacting public health. Research programs include the following:

  • Physiology and nutrition - effects of exercise and cold stress on physiological functions, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in the normal and pathologic states, and the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and micro-nutrients, including selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin D on animal and human health
  • Reproduction - artificial insemination, embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, placental vascular function, and hormone function
  • Musculoskeletal physiology and diseases - muscle metabolism and pathology, cartilage degeneration, and osteochondrosis, as well as techniques for athletic rehabilitation
  • Microbial pathogenesis - mycobacteria (M. tuberculosis, M. avium, M. paratuberculosis), cryptosporidium, microsporidia, chlamydial infections, latency of Herpes simplex, coronavirus, Acquired Immune Deficiency virus-1 infection, respiratory syncytial virus infection, Vibrio species, Bartonella species, clostridial infections, highly pathogenic avian influenza, West Nile virus, Blastocystis pathogenesis and treatment, schistosomoses
  • Surgery - new techniques and materials
  • Internal Medicine - new diagnostic and treatment modalities
  • Cancer - biology of tumors and therapeutic modalities
  • Neurosciences - memory and aging, , circadian cycles
  • Bioengineering - development of technology designed to prevent bleeding following trauma and infections involving catheters and prosthetic devices
  • Population medicine - identifying risk factors and dynamics of disease in populations, particularly food animals
  • Cardiac diseases - study of heart hormones and their roles in cardiac disease
  • Endophyte toxicology - contamination of forage by endophyte alkaloids and ruminant bioremediation
  • Zoo, exotic, wildlife, and marine sciences
  • Nosocomial infections, including MRSA and Clostridium difficile

The college research program is a multidisciplinary effort that brings together faculty in the basic and clinical sciences with expertise in molecular, cellular, and whole-animal experimental techniques. Projects range from mechanistic to applied and are funded by a variety of federal agencies, industry contracts, foundations, and technology transfer programs.

Contact Info

Research Office
Oregon State University
A312 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR
Phone 541-737-3467
Fax 541-737-9041
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