Caring for cats, dogs, exotic animals and wildlife through education, service, and research

The Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery is dedicated to enhancing the science and practice of companion animal medicine through the teaching and mentoring of students, interns, and residents; by providing exceptional clinical services as part of the College’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital; and through advancing the knowledge of health and disease.

We provide instruction to DVM and graduate students in all areas of small animal medicine and surgery; have ongoing clinical and laboratory research projects; and provide public service to veterinarians and animal owners. In addition to providing veterinary care for animals, our faculty provide consultations and continuing education courses to practicing veterinarians throughout the region.

Internships / Residencies

We offer an internship and residency program if you’re looking to further your training in small animal medicine. All of our programs are clinical-based and allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience by assisting our board-certified clinicians with the care of animals at our Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Open Positions

If you are interested in a position within the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, you can see our postings on

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Otis at the Teaching Hospital

Otis Howell

Meet Otis, the 3-year-old basset hound. In March of 2022, Otis’s owner, Cori, had a gut feeling something was wrong when Otis began acting different. “I could tell something was off – just a really big gut feeling. He was just not acting himself,” Cori said. Otis’s demeanor had changed, […]

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Looking for veterinary care?

We offer veterinary services for dogs, cats and other small animals through our Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Please contact our hospital directly to make an appointment.

Changing the face of animal health through research

Our researchers are actively looking for solutions to common problems and challenges facing small animals.

Graduate Degree programs

Small animal is one of the many areas of emphasis that you can choose from as part of the College’s Comparative Biomedical Sciences program.

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