Kentucky thoroughbred farm

Established in 1915, the University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science is home to the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

For more than 100 years, our faculty have provided world expertise in the area of research and diagnostics, and educated the next generation of equine scientists. 

The mission of the Department of Veterinary Science is to assure the health and viability of animal agriculture through teaching, discovery, research and service. Faculty in the Department of Veterinary Science frequently collaborate on research projects with faculty in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, College of Medicine, the veterinary community and scientists at other institutions worldwide.

Gluck Equine Research Center

We are one of the only facilities around the globe solely dedicated to equine research - making our research capabilities unlike anywhere else in the world.

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Graduate Program

Our faculty are educating tomorrow's equine scientists across a variety of research areas.

Master's & Ph.D Students

Vet Diagnostic Laboratory

We develop and apply state-of-the-art diagnostic methodology to improve animal health and marketability.

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Seminars & Events

Our faculty, scientists and students host dozens of seminars and continuing education events throughout the year.

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Contact Information

Dr. Surendranath Suman
Interim Director, Department of Veterinary Science

405 W.P. Garrigus Building Lexington, KY 40546-0215

(859) 257-3248