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 veterinarian residents.

The VMTH is open to the public and treats more than 47,800 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 internationally-recognized faculty veterinarians lead the VMTH. They are supported by resident veterinarians participating in the world's largest veterinary hospital residency program. These residents are training under the faculty's tutelage to be specialists in one of 34 specialty services we offer. Rounding out the team are specially-trained technicians and senior students of our top-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.

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