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Welcome To The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Our Mission

The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery’s mission is to enhance the science and practice of companion animal medicine through teaching and mentoring of students, interns, and residents, through providing exceptional clinical services, and through advancing knowledge of health and disease.


Our department provides instruction to professional and graduate students in all areas of small animal medicine and surgery. We also provide instruction in clinical thinking and communications.


Our department strongly supports faculty in their research endeavors. Faculty within the Department have a number of ongoing clinical and laboratory research projects. Visit our Clinical Research page for the list of current clinical trials.


Our department provides public service to veterinarians as well as to animal owners. In addition to providing veterinary care for animals presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, faculty within the Department provide consultations and continuing education courses to practicing veterinarians throughout the region. Visit the hospital website for a list of services offered by our Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Contact Us

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
2200 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706.542.9383
Fax: 706.357.0109

Client/Patient Questions: 706.542.3221
Academic Questions: 706.542.9383