The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences is advancing animal and human health and wellbeing by creating new knowledge through research. Our faculty members are actively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research studies directed at discovering and developing new drugs, devices, procedures, and treatments for the benefit of animals and people.

Annual research expenditures by faculty typically exceed 1.5 million dollars. Many research projects are funded by governmental agencies, such as the National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Research funding sources also include industry organizations, foundations, associations, and private donors.

Major focus areas for research include molecular genetics, hereditary eye disorders, comparative orthopedics, electrocardiology, cancer biology, urologic disorders, diagnostic imaging, wound healing, and neuromuscular disorders.