The faculty and staff who teach in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree Program and Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program in the UW School of Veterinary Medicine are housed in four academic departments: Comparative Biosciences, Pathobiological Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Surgical Sciences.
Comparative Biosciences offers courses in anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, and toxicology. Faculty members in the department explore and teach about important problems in basic biomedical research at multiple levels of biological organization, from molecular to whole animal.
Pathobiological Sciences teaches courses in bacteriology, epidemiology, immunology, parasitology, pathology, public health, and virology. The department also provides diagnostic services in anatomical and clinical pathology, immunology, and microbiology for UW Veterinary Care and houses the school's Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.
The department offers a broad base of courses that prepare students for their careers. Faculty members also provide primary care, as well as consultation and referral services for veterinarians through the teaching hospital and diagnostic consultation services through the Food Animal Production Medicine Program.
Surgical Sciences offers 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 teaching hospital, where faculty members provide clinical services to patients.
Housed in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, this program provides a path to an M.S. or Ph.D. degree through graduate research training in core areas of animal and human health.
This program broadens the education of the veterinary students interested in pursuing food animal practice, particularly dairy, so that they can identify and solve herd health management problems.