The mission of the Department of Comparative Biosciences is:
1. To provide the very best quality of instruction in the basic sciences of gross, microscopic, and developmental anatomy, neurobiology, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology to students in the professional veterinary curriculum and to graduate students from the department, the college, and the campus.
2. To conduct original, state-of-the-art research on critical problems of animal, human, and ecosystem health.
3. To provide clinical services in the areas of pharmacology, toxicology, and environmental/ecosystem health to practicing veterinarians, animal owners, and both governmental and non-governmental agencies.
4. To provide academic service to the department, college, and university as well as to the professional and scientific societies to which our faculty affiliate.