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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Now Accepting

Coterminal Applications
for Master of Laboratory
Animal Science (MLAS)!

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Stephen Felt, DVM, MPH

Stephen Felt, DVM, MPH Elucidating Neural Cycstericosis in Rural China. Stephen Felt visited Tibetan villages in the Sichuan Province of China to assist with the development of strategies to determine disease burden of human neural cysticercosis and taeniasis and the characterization of disease transmission patterns of the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium).>> read more

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Dr. Cholawat Pacharinsak standing next to an anesthetic machine Cholawat Pacharinsak,

Veterinary Anesthesiologist

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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

Check out the "one world, one health" and pre-vet expo Comparative medicine hosted!

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comparative medicine's online portal through

stanford's lane medical library

(for ejournals, ebooks and other relevant resources)

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veterinary books


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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