About the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

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The William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis—a unit of the School of Veterinary Medicine—delivers state-of-the-art clinical care while providing training opportunities and clinical experiences for DVM students and post graduate veterinarians training to be specialists.

The VMTH is open to the public and treats more than 51,000 animals a year, ranging from cats and dogs to horses, cows, and exotic species. The current hospital opened in 1970 and has had two major additions, the latest completed in 2004. The hospital is equipped with cutting-edge, modern technology and services, allowing our veterinarians to provide the best veterinary care possible and continue to be innovators of the some of the latest advancements in veterinary medicine.

A team of more than 120 board-certified, internationally-recognized faculty veterinarians lead the VMTH. They are supported by more than 100 "house officer" veterinarians (residents, interns, fellows) participating in the world's largest veterinary hospital advanced training program. These "house officers" are training under the faculty's tutelage to be specialists in one of 35 specialty disciplines offered at UC Davis. Rounding out the team are nearly 350 specially-trained technicians and staff members, as well as more than 135 senior students of our #1 world-ranked veterinary school. Together, this team works to achieve the optimal outcome for every patient. As an educational institution, the VMTH can offer an abundance of attentive and personalized care and services to each animal and client.

Click here to meet the hospital leadership team.

Click here to meet the house officer veterinarians training at the VMTH.

Click here to meet the 4th-year students on clinical rotations at the VMTH.

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