Our Vision for the Veterinary Medical Center
The new UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center will be unlike any other veterinary facility. Built to promote clinical innovation, transformational research discovery and compassionate healing; each animal and client will receive attentive and personalized care in the center of a world-leading biomedical research hub. Our veterinary scientists uniquely contribute to each patient’s outcome as they push the envelope to advance veterinary care through discovery; setting new standards for the profession. The modern Veterinary Medical Center, home to 34 clinical specialties, provides a rich learning environment for the nation’s largest veterinary residency program. From behavior to zoo medicine, all of these specialties, supported by an extensive complement of clinical laboratories, provide the comprehensive and innovative patient care advantage of the Veterinary Medical Center.
The planning effort for the new UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center has identified ten project groupings to be constructed in sequence:
• All Species Imaging Center
• Community Practice Consolidation
• Equine Performance Center
• Equine Surgery and Critical Care Center
• Equine Isolation
• Large Animal Support Facility
• Livestock and Field Service Center
• Small Animal Clinic Examination Rooms (Remodel)
• Small Animal Clinic East Wing A Center of Innovation, Discovery and Healing
• Small Animal Clinic West Wing
Each of these structures advances our ability to handle the challenging and increasing caseload, allows for the adoption of the latest technology in veterinary medicine and provides the infrastructure and efficient services to facilitate translational research. Each stage of construction not only eases overcrowding with an enlarged footprint, but also enhances the integrated approach of our veterinary teams to deliver patient care, teach and develop new knowledge applying lab discoveries to the clinical setting for added patient benefit and student education.