Faculty and staff who teach in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Degree Program and Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBMS) Graduate Degree Program in the UW School of Veterinary Medicine are housed in four academic departments: Comparative Biosciences, Pathobiological Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Surgical Sciences. Departmental faculty also contribute to the efforts of specialized labs and centers that are housed in school.
Department of Comparative Biosciences (CBS)
CBS faculty members explore and teach about important problems in basic biomedical research at multiple levels of biological organization, from molecular to whole animal. The department offers courses in anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, and toxicology
Department of Medical Sciences (DMS)
DMS faculty members offer a broad base of courses that prepare veterinary medical students and M.S. and Ph.D. students for their careers. The department also provides primary care and consultation and referral services for veterinarians through the UW Veterinary Care Teaching Hospital and diagnostic consultation services through the Food Animal Production Medicine Program.
Department of Pathobiological Sciences (PBS)
PBS faculty members are responsible for teaching courses in bacteriology, epidemiology, immunology, mycology, parasitology, anatomical and clinical pathology, public health, and virology. The department also provides diagnostic services in anatomical and clinical pathology, immunology, and microbiology for the UW Veterinary Care Teaching Hospital and serves as the administrative home for the CBMS program.
Department of Surgical Sciences (DSS)
DSS faculty members offer courses in dentistry and oral surgery; anesthesiology; ophthalmology; diagnostic imaging; and large and small animal surgery. The department also facilitates the clinical training of students and residents by maintaining a close relationship with the UW Veterinary Care Teaching Hospital, where faculty members provide clinical services.