The Department of Surgical Sciences is comprised of about 30 faculty and staff members involved in
- teaching veterinary students in both classroom and laboratory settings;
- training students, interns, and residents in the UW Veterinary Care Teaching Hospital; mentoring graduate students;
- conducting research to benefit animal and human health; and
- providing state-of-the-art veterinary clinical services to the public.
The department has clinical specialty residency or fellowship programs in Anesthesiology, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Large Animal Surgery, Ophthalmology, Small Animal Surgery, and Zoological Medicine/Special Species Health. The department maintains close relations with the International Crane Foundation though cooperative agreements and through the Zoological Medicine section. The department also hosts the Wildlife Data Integration Network resource group.
Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are charged with establishing excellence in teaching; professional creativity, such as research; and service to the university, the profession, and the public. Faculty in the Department of Surgical Sciences all participate in providing clinical services through the teaching hospital. Community outreach services provided by the department include presentations to schools, kennel and pony clubs, and other interested community groups as well as continuing education programs for practicing veterinarians in Wisconsin and adjacent regions.