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Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

BVF conducts research on animal health, food safety and environmental health. We are responsible for about one third of the undergraduate education in the veterinary programme.

Ivar Vågsholm

Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

At the Department of Biomedicine and Veterinary Public Health Sciences (BVF), we research and educate in basic veterinary sciences. We develop knowledge about various infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses and parasites, their routes of infection and what diseases they can cause. We also work to develop diagnostic methods and treatments for various types of diseases through analysis of molecules, cells, tissues and organs.

Many of the department's most important research issues lie at the interface between animal health, human health and our surrounding environment - what in research is called One Health.

Head of Department, Ivar Vågsholm


Published: 11 April 2022 - Page editor: patrik.claesson@slu.se