At the Center for Companion Animal Studies, our mission is to foster interactions between clinical specialists, translational researchers, and basic researchers in the area of companion animal studies that will directly result in improved quality of life for animals and indirectly improve human health through interactions with their companion animals.
By coordinating the clinical research strengths of a group of faculty members with expertise in companion animal medicine and surgery, our center aims to advance the teaching of professional veterinary medical students, clinical interns, clinical residents, and graduate students in the Department of Clinical Sciences by involving these professionals in the design and conduct of clinically relevant research projects.
The majority of our work results in immediate benefit to companion animals. As many of our projects are associated with new diagnostic tests, new treatments, and new vaccines for common diseases seen in veterinary clinics, the use of research animals is minimized. If research dogs or cats are needed, the animals are adopted to private homes at the end of the studies.
Many animals have been saved by studies completed at the Center for Companion Animal Studies. Please take a moment to view the memorial slide show below to see some of our close friends that have left us. Please contact Dr. Michael Lappin if you have a special animal that you would like to see memorialized here.
Learn more about the beautiful golden retrievers and the Smith family, both important to the founding of the Center for Companion Animal Studies.
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