Center for Companion Animal Health

CCAH Grand Opening 2004
Dr. Gordon Theilen
Dr. Niels Pedersen


The Center for Companion Animal Health was founded in 1991 with the consolidation of two programs, the Companion Animal Laboratory Fund established in 1973, and a facility then known as the Comparative Cancer Center, established in 1987. In 2004, the CCAH added a new 36,000 square foot facility. Currently the CCAH provides a core program supporting research in all aspects of companion animal health, and serves as a focus to bring together faculty from both the veterinary and medical schools at UC Davis who are interested in companion animal health. The CCAH provides research, training, facilities and financial support for the following programs:

  • Faculty Research Grants
  • Resident Project Assistance Fund
  • Scientist/Clinician Exchange Program (Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Israel)
  • Program support for the Koret Shelter Medicine Program

The Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH) is an internationally recognized center for health studies of companion animals. The CCAH attracts and unites renowned scientists and clinicians whose efforts advance our knowledge of veterinary medicine and promote the application of new knowledge and techniques to address health problems that affect companion animals.