Contact Us

General questions about the Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Department

Call 612-625-5255

For questions about the VBS Website or to submit news, please contact Jaclyn Barnes at

For Research Safety Officer questions, please contact Thomas Bakken at

Department contacts

Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, Department Chair,

Alvin Beitz, Department Vice-Chair, 

David Brown, Department Vice-Chair,

Edie Nelson, Administrative Director and Senior Accountant, 

Jaclyn Barnes, Executive Administrative Specialist, 

Kari Lamp, Principle Accounts Specialist, 

Our location

VBS is located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota

Main Office, VSB:
205 Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108


AS/VM Building:
295 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Building 
1988 Fitch Avenue 
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Courses taught by our faculty

VBS faculty teach undergraduate courses in Microbiology (VBS 2022 & 2032), Biotechnology (VBS 1001), Companion Animal Anatomy (VBS 2100), graduate courses in Cellular and Microbiology (CMB), and courses in the DVM program.  

Refer the University of Minnesota Course guide for course listings and schedules.

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