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Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Veterinary medicine 

Animal physiology 

I am currently accepting M.S. and undergraduate research students.

Brief biography

I grew up in Colorado and went to Colorado State University as an undergraduate in Zoology with an Anatomy & Neurobiology minor. I attended graduate school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where I studied integrative neurophysiology and central control of breathing. After leaving UAF with a Master’s in Biology and PhD in Zoology I returned to Colorado State University and completed my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. I have worked off and on in private practice, but academia is my passion. I continue to provide relief veterinary work and maintain active licensure. My family and I live in West Salem WI. 

Current courses at UWL

Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 312/L

Anatomy and Physiology II BIO 313/L

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy BIO 401/501

Capstone Seminar in Biology  BIO 491


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Colorado State University

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.; Zoology and Neurophysiology) University of Alaska Fairbanks 

Master of Science (M.S.; Biology) University of Alaska Fairbanks

Bachelor of Science (B.S.; Zoology, Anatomy and Neurobiology) Colorado State University 


Professional history

I am a licensed veterinarian, and have practiced in Kentucky, Colorado, California and now in Wisconsin. I taught the medical physiology sequence to the professional veterinary students at St. Matthews in the Cayman Islands prior to accepting a faculty position in Animal and Veterinary Science at Cal Poly Pomona.  I am thrilled to be starting my first year as an Assistant Professor in Biology at UWL. I am eager to build my biomedical/physiology research program with many opportunities for interested students.

I am a member of the National Board of Trustees for the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association and am passionate about supporting pre-professional education. I strive to help students overcome barriers toward their professional goals and get involved in research and internship opportunities that expand their skillsets.

Research and publishing

My lab is currently accepting graduate and undergraduate students. My research is focused on biomedicine and veterinary physiology. We use diagnostic tools to characterize health and wellness across development in a variety of animal models and preparations. We identify disease agents (pathogens), and study processes that disrupt normal physiology. Once identified, we examine therapeutic strategies or preventative measures to treat disease agents and preserve health. My lab works with clinical veterinary data, with private and institutional animals, and with tissues to increase our knowledge of integrative and comparative pathophysiology and novel treatment modalities. 



Cord Brundage, Biology, was interviewed by Julia Burke of DVM360 on Aug. 14. The article was in reference to the results of a student research project testing alternatives to rectal thermometry in dogs and cats.

Submitted on: Sept. 19



Cord Brundage, Biology, was interviewed by Allister Webb of VetTimes on Aug. 24. The article was in reference to a recent publication testing alternatives to rectal thermometry in pets.

Submitted on: Sept. 19



Olivia Beyer and Ashlynn Lueck, both biology students; and Cord Brundage, College of Science & Health; co-authored the article "Comparison of Axillary versus Rectal Temperature Timing in Canine and Feline Patients" in Veterinary Sciences, published July 21 by Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. The research was completed in part through student independent studies in biology.

Submitted on: Aug. 8



Cord Brundage, Biology; Eugenia Turov, Chemistry & Biochemistry; and Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation; were named Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars of UW System on May 30. Throughout the coming year, they will participate in a professional development program to examine teaching and learning issues and be guided through the process of completing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project.

Submitted on: June 1



Recep Pekdemir, Accountancy; Cord Brundage and Tisha King-Heiden, both Biology; Kristin Koepke, CATL; Eugenia Turov, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Ashley Edwards and Jessica Welsh, both Communication Studies; Bryan Kopp, English; Jason Sumontha, Psychology; and Katherine Evans, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation; served by representing UWL at UW System’s Faculty College event May 30-June 2, 2023. The theme for Faculty College 2023 was Teaching & Learning with a Social Justice Lens.

Submitted on: June 1