Since 1948, the School of Veterinary Medicine has been serving the public through statewide teaching, research and service programs benefiting animal health, public health and environmental health in California and beyond. In 2013, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine established the Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials (VCCT) to provide centralized support for the clinical investigators and academic departments involved in clinical trials. Our primary responsibility is to help contract, initiate, and facilitate veterinary clinical studies as well as to act as a hub for information about other centers and services around campus.
One of our primary resources is the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), the home base of the nation's largest veterinary residency program. Faculty and highly trained staff treat more than 50,000 patients each year while teaching essential clinical skills to veterinary students. This hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, a highly trained technical and nursing staff of 300 and internationally recognized faculty veterinarians in 34 specialty areas, including opthalmology, oncology, cardiology, anesthesia/pain management, neurology/neurosurgery, regenerative medicine, nutrition, equine health, and more.
In addition to the VMTH, we also have access to several more specialized centers, including the Center for Equine Health and the Center for Companion Animal Health. Connections with the UC Davis Medical School and the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) for human clinical trials provides us with a unique opportunity for interdiscliplinary and translational collaborations.
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