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
Patient Spotlight: Cataract Surgery Restores Vision for Rabbits
When Min Park adopted Holland lop rabbits Bossy Pants and Cocoa Bean from a shelter in New York City around Valentine’s Day, she was just looking for some bunnies to love. But within a year of their “adoptiversary” her rabbits would go blind. What began as a little cloudiness in one of Cocoa Bean’s
After shooting, K-9 Kilo Back Home Following Surgery at NC State
A South Carolina police dog found shot last week has returned home following successful orthopedic surgery at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. Kilo, a 2-year-old tracker bloodhound with the Marion County K-9 Unit, was referred to the veterinary hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to his femur. During the three-hour surgery on Thursday, the hospital’s