The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department would like to congratulate Dr. Hayley Springer on her appointment to the faculty as an Extension Veterinarian and Research Associate

May 22, 2017

Dr. Springer is from Indiana County, PA and attended Penn State as an undergrad. After earning a Master’s Degree and DVM from Iowa State University, Dr. Springer worked in mixed animal practice, and then as a staff veterinarian for a large Pennsylvania dairy farm. After a time working in the animal pharmaceutical industry, she returned to Penn State in the summer of 2016 to work towards a PhD in Pathobiology. As part of the Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team in the department, Dr. Springer will be involved in extension and outreach activities, applied research projects, and field investigations in the areas of livestock health, biosecurity, and public health. She will continue to pursue her PhD studies on a part-time basis.

2017 Graduate Exhibition award winners announced

April 3, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Forty-one graduate students received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 32nd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 24 and 26 on Penn State's University Park campus. Adwitia Dey, Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs/PHYSIOLOGY.

Avian flu threat re-emerges as new outbreaks are reported in U.S. flocks

March 21, 2017

Poultry and animal disease experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are urging commercial poultry producers and small-flock owners in Pennsylvania to ramp up their vigilance and biosecurity in the wake of recent outbreaks of avian influenza in several states.

2017 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

February 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has selected the winner of the 2017 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Stephanie Bora is a Ph.D. candidate in immunology and infectious disease at Pennsylvania State University.

Jeffrey Peters appointed deputy director of Penn State Cancer Institute

February 21, 2017

Penn State Cancer Institute has appointed Jeffrey M. Peters, distinguished professor of molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State, as its new deputy director, following a national search.

Perdew recognized with 2017 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award

January 31, 2017

Gary H. Perdew, John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2017 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award. The award honors and recognizes outstanding achievement by a faculty member with at least five years of service who effectively guides junior faculty. Howard Palmer was the senior associate dean of The Graduate School from 1984 to 1991.

Undergraduate Summer Internships

January 5, 2017

Zoetis is a global animal health company with summer internships available for undergraduates. Applications open up January 23, 2017.

More Than a Gut Feeling

January 3, 2017

Nicole Hume, a senior majoring in veterinary and biomedical sciences, is investigating the gut microbiome, which involves all of the microorganisms that populate the gastrointestinal tract, with a goal of teasing apart the processes that lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

VBS Professor Dr. Griel Honored for a Lifetime of Caring and Sharing

January 17, 2014

The Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society will be honoring Dr. Lester Griel, Professor and Program Coordinator of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Program, with their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award this spring.

Spotlight on: Dr. Lester Griel

May 12, 2011

Beloved to generations of students, Dr. Griel is a leader in teaching, advising, research, and large animal veterinary practice.