Dr. DeJardin and patient

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences is a diverse, multidisciplinary department with world-class academic, research, and clinical programs. Our faculty members participate in all phases of the College of Veterinary Medicine professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Our faculty's expertise includes anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care medicine, general medicine, internal medicine, interventional radiology, molecular genetics, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, and zoo/wildlife.

Our faculty members are innovative researchers, dedicated teachers, and gifted practitioners. Their combined accomplishments have made us one of the top-ranked veterinary schools in the country. Every day, faculty members advance knowledge in a broad range of specialties and create new knowledge that is rapidly put into practice in a clinical setting. Our residents and interns work closely with the faculty researchers, and learn from some of the brightest, most creative minds in veterinary medicine. We are also proud to have the Center for Feline Health and Wellbeing, and two endowed chairs: the Wade O. Brinker Chair of Veterinary Surgery and the Meyers-Dunlap Chair of Canine Health.

In addition to teaching DVM students, our many board-certified specialists provide post-DVM training for interns and residents. In any given year, we have four to seven interns and 20 to 30 residents working with our faculty and the final year veterinary students in the state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Center. The annual case load is more than 20,000 small animals, most of which are dogs and cats.