Shaping the Future of Veterinary Medicine
The Department of Clinical Sciences is dedicated to excellence in educating and training veterinarians and comparative biomedical scientists, furthering health care and wellness through discovery and clinical research, providing outstanding and compassionate medical care to a diverse range of animal patients, effectively engaging animal-owning public, government and industry partners, and providing leadership in integrating biomedical sciences to advance One Health.
The department provides learning opportunities within the four-year veterinary curriculum and through continuing education for practitioners. Within the Veterinary Hospital, faculty and staff provide care for patients, teach veterinary students, and provide advanced training for interns and residents.
Faculty are very active in research programs to improve the health and welfare of animals and people. The Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program allows graduate students to focus their research in the areas of cell biology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, pathology, and population medicine. Other graduate programs with which departmental faculty are affiliated include programs in immunology, physiology, toxicology and functional genomics.
Clinical Sciences in the News
In CVM’s Simulation Lab, There’s No Such Thing as Mistakes
One of the most popular horses on campus never makes a sound. You can’t ride her, and she won’t trot or jump or gallop. You can’t bathe her, though she’s always impeccably groomed. You can’t feed her; she won’t eat. But you can take her apart and put her back together again — over and