Chair: Dr. Therese Marie A. Collantes Assistant Professor 4
To excel in teaching and training students in the field of veterinary microbiology, parasitology, pathology, virology and public health, and in providing veterinary services to the public.
The department aims to:
- impart veterinary students relevant knowledge in veterinary paraclinical sciences;
- provide quality academic training to undergraduate and graduate students of the college in the various fields of discipline;
- conduct quality basic and applied researches in the field of veterinary medicine and public health;
- develop practical diagnostic kits and vaccines for economically important animal diseases;
- become a venue for up-to-date and hands-on training in diagnostic veterinary microbiology, parasitology, pathology, and virology;
- involve in disseminating important information to specific target clientele and the public on issues within the department’s scope of expertise; and
- participate actively in the different programs of the college and the university.
DVPS offers courses in Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology, Pathology, and Public Health. Its facilities include the Microbiology, Parasitology, Pathology, Public Health and Molecular Biolgogy Laboratories and the Parasite Collection and Reference Center. The UPLB-DOST Vaccine/Virology Research and Development Laboratory located at the VTH-Maahas Station is also being supervised by the DVPS.
- Histopathology of infectious domestic and wild animal diseases
- Genetic conservation of local wild animals
- Biology of parasites of domestic and wild animals
- Herbal medicine for parasite control in domestic animals
- Sero-prevalence of viral and rickettsial diseases in swine and bird popul
- Molecular detection of important animal pathogens
- Residue detection in foods of animal origin
- Detection and characterization of viral pathogens of livestock and poultry
- Isolation and characterization of local microbial pathogens of domestic animals, fishes, wild and endangered animals
- Characterization of microflora of the reproductive tract, skin and mammary glands
- Identification and systematics of parasites of wild and aquatic animals
- Characterization of tumors/cancers of domestic and wild animals