Mission

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Veterinary students come to the Center for Equine Health to learn hands-on about different aspects of equine health.

Our mission is to advance the health, welfare, performance and veterinary care of horses through research and education. We accomplish this by providing academic leadership and by serving as the organizational umbrella under which equine research is funded and conducted at UC Davis.  We bring together research facilities, students, veterinary residents and researchers, and veterinarians to tackle important problems affecting the health of horses.

The findings of studies conducted by CEH researchers are applied directly to equine patients of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, allowing continuous improvements to be made in the standard of veterinary care.  In addition, the CEH plays an important role in the training of future veterinarians, academic clinicians and researchers by providing invaluable hands-on learning opportunities to undergraduate veterinary students, residents and graduate students.

Through these research and educational efforts, the faculty and staff of the CEH continually strive to provide new information and improved diagnostic and therapeutic options to benefit the owners of California's large and diverse horse population.