Comparative Medicine

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We take the approach that animals and humans can learn a lot from each other.

Vet With DogComparative medicine and animal models of human disease are crucial to the promotion of public health and the advancement of medical knowledge in veterinary and human medicine.

Through programs like the Animal Cancer Care and Research Program, our researchers are broadening scientific understanding of both human and animal disease mechanisms, treatments, diagnosis and prognosis through work that helps pets recover from cancer.

Canine and human-linked clinical trials are also underway at the university, with a similar impact of bettering human and animal health outcomes alike.

Years ago, we began treating human patients for fatal brain tumors with a clinical approach first pioneered in dogs.

We’ve treated more than 100 canines with the procedure and now human patients are benefiting from the treatment protocol.

Research spotlight

Mike Conzemius, Clinical Investigation Center director, discusses clinical research in the College of Veterinary Medicine.