Comparative Medicine
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Advancing human and
animal health

Training tomorrow's
veterinarians in
Comparative Medicine

Expanding the frontier of
translational research


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About Comparative medicine

Comparative Medicine is a distinct discipline of experimental medicine that uses animal models of human and animal disease in translational and biomedical research. The Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford is an academic department whose faculty teach at the undergraduate, graduate, professional and post graduate levels. The Department's faculty are also engaged in collaborative and comparative research, with animal model expertise and programs in veterinary pathology, pain and anesthesia, rodent reproductive biology, infectious disease, cancer, bioengineering and neuroscience. In addition, the veterinary faculty in the Department of Comparative Medicine have oversight responsibility for the campus-wide animal research program and provide clinical service in the Veterinary Service Center. Our mission is to advance human and animal health through outstanding research, veterinary care and training.

"Between animal and human and medicine, there is no dividing line---nor should there be. The object is different, but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine."

19th century German physician Rudolf Virchow,
the "father of pathology

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Zoobiquity Research Symposium 2014:
Fostering Innovation in
Comparative Medicine Research
was on
Saturday, April 5th 2014

Check out the Zoobiquity page for pertinent information

New online course

“The Pathobiology of the Mouse”
On-Line Course available to undergraduates this winter!

This course, to be taken over 2 quarters, utilizes an award-winning on-line curriculum developed in collaboration with the Center for Genomic Pathology and UC Davis Extension, blended with hands-on wet labs. For more information on the curriculum, see this link to the pdf.
For more general information, contact Dr. Donna Bouley [dbouley]

comparative medicine's online portal through

stanford's lane medical library

(for ejournals, ebooks and other relevant resources)

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The veterinary oath

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"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection
of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge

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