Faculty and instructors in the Department of Medical Sciences are strongly committed to teaching, research, and service. They provide a broad-based education for veterinary medical students that will prepare them for careers in private practice, education, research, and industry. The department also provides specialty training and research training at the post-graduate level through clinical residencies and master’s and doctoral degree programs.
In addition to their teaching responsibilities, the faculty and staff provide primary care and consultation and referral services for veterinarians through the school’s UW Veterinary Care teaching hospital, diagnostic consultation services through the Food Animal Production Medicine Program, as well as outreach, support, and education services through the Shelter Medicine Program.
The faculty conduct both basic and clinically applied research. The department also is committed to providing continuing education to practicing veterinarians in the state.
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.
The Shelter Medicine Program is committed to saving animal lives while improving animal health and well-being in shelters and rescues.