The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine's primary mandate is to create a permanently evolving cadre of Israeli - trained veterinary professionals with a broad expertise in the particular climatic, zoological, and environmental conditions of Israel. The school aims to excel as a leader in veterinary research in Israel, to be a regional center of veterinary science in the Middle East and to make a global impact in this field.
Research at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine involves a broad range of basic and applied topics in veterinary science and focuses on improving the health of domestic, companion and wildlife animals. It also endeavors to contribute to human well-being at the interface between veterinary and human medicine.
Topics of research at the School include:
Infectious and zoonotic diseases which have serious implications for public and animal health; the pathogenesis of vector-borne diseases (e.g.: West Nile Fever, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, Leismaniasis, Ehrlichiosis, Bartonellosis); immunology, pathogen-host interactions and development of new vaccines; molecular evolution and ecology; developmental biology; biomechanical properties of bone; mechanisms responsible for epilepsy in animals; the pathogenesis of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD); veterinary pharmacological research and slow release preparations for drug administration through the gastrointestinal tract; veterinary oncology; veterinary entomology and disease transmission by arthropods; veterinary epidemiology; animal genetics; neurology and basic mechanisms in the brain function; challenges in veterinary clinical medicine.
The school includes researchers in basic sciences as well as faculty members who are clinicians. The staff pursues clinical to applied and basic research. Research at the School is mainly funded by external competitive grants. The spectrum of research continues to expand as the school grows, with a mission to serve as a center of excellence for clinical and basic veterinary research.
Koret School of Veterinary Medicine,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Address: P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel