The SVM emphasizes research that is collaborative and directed towards the animal and human health issues of the region with broader geographical significance. Thus, vector-borne diseases, aquatic animal health, parasitology, and zoonoses and public health constitute our four areas of research emphasis. University collaborations and a One Health approach to research are facilitated by a shared campus with the SGU School Of Medicine and its Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
All of our areas of emphasis involve DVM students. Our research has resulted in strong international collaborations because of our location, our domestic and wild animal fauna, the infectious diseases currently circulating on our island, and our enthusiastic students and energetic and qualified research faculty.