As an academic department in the College of Veterinary Medicine in a land-grant institution, the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology dedicates itself to excellence in teaching, research, and veterinary services as related to animal and public health. We fulfill our mission by educating professional, graduate, and post-graduate students and veterinarians so that the veterinary profession can continue its vital roles in the global society. Concurrent with the teaching activities, the department contributes to the advancement of knowledge and the veterinary profession through its experimental and clinical investigations of diseases of animals. Our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory provides high quality, efficient diagnostic and consultative services to veterinarians, livestock producers, animal owners, public health officials, researchers, and commercial enterprises in and around the state of Kansas. To accomplish this mission, we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and recognize their essential contributions.