One Health. A World of Opportunities.

The Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science focuses on exploring the interconnection between animal, human, and environmental health. This is the foundation of the One Health concept. We provide students with an inclusive, supportive environment that prepares them for whatever their future holds. If you have your sights set on a graduate degree, you’ll be ready to succeed with a degree in Pathobiology. Our faculty and advisors provide personalized guidance to help you attain your goals. Pathobiology majors also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at an R1 research institution alongside our internationally recognized faculty in areas like virology and vaccines, respiratory infections, bacterial pathogenesis, and anatomic pathology.

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Careers that Matter

With a degree in Pathobiology, our students are uniquely positioned for fulfilling careers in some of the nation’s fastest growing fields – from medicine or veterinary practice to startups and biotechs. Our courses emphasize experiential learning, so you’re ready to hit the ground running with specialized training, skills, and knowledge after you graduate.

The Entrepreneur

Ashley Kalinauskas

Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Ashley Kalinauskas is founder and CEO of Torigen, a biotech company developing affordable veterinary cancer treatments. Torigen’s technology, VetiVax, enables an animal’s own immune system to attack, and hopefully cure, its cancer.

The Researcher

Tyler Gavitt

Tyler Gavitt earned both a Master’s and PhD in PVS, and gained research experience in the Szczepanek Lab. He’s now a postdoctoral researcher at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute at Duke University, where he develops next-generation vaccines for existing and emerging diseases.

The Veterinarian

Casey McMahon

After earning her degree in pathobiology, Casey McMahon, VMD, went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She has experience working with all sorts of companion and farm animals, and currently serves as Medical Director and Veterinarian at World of Animals in Philadelphia, PA.

Student Testimonials

Grace Ozyck – Pre-Graduate School (Ph.D.)

Katelyn Barber – Pre-Vet

Nina Francesca Soriano – Pre-Med

Valerie Zammarelli -Pre-Med

Meagan Goodridge – Medical Biotechnology

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