Center for Companion Animal Health

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CCAH Mission


The mission of the Center for Companion Animal Health is to provide research and program support to improve the health and well-being of companion animals. We accomplish this mission through:

  • Raising funds
  • Supporting animal health studies
  • Providing facilities
  • Serving as an educational resource
  • Developing programs related to animal health

The CCAH funds competitive research proposals concerned with improving the diagnosis, treatment, management, prevention and control of diseases that affect companion animals. CCAH also provides physical facilities and equipment for long term studies and clinically-oriented activities. Programs have been developed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the School of Veterinary Medicine faculty, residents, graduate students, veterinary students and staff who are concerned with improving the care and treatment of companion animals. CCAH also serves as an educational resource for veterinarians, breeders, and the general public through a variety of avenues, including sponsoring scientific conferences and meetings, the CCAH Update newsletter, and our web site. CCAH is continually exploring programs that will improve the health and well-being of companion animals.