About Comparative Medicine

“Comparative medicine is a discipline in which the similarities and differences in biology among animal species are studied to enhance the understanding of mechanisms of human and animal disease. Comparative medicine facilitates the translation of basic science knowledge into clinical applications.”

American Veterinary Medical Association

The Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford is a premier academic institution where faculty members teach undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and professional students. Our faculty members have diverse research interests, ranging from epilepsy to infectious diseases, behavioral disorders,  genetics, and cancer. As experts in their respective fields, they leverage their knowledge and skills to make significant contributions to the advancement of Comparative Medicine and related areas of study.

Join us, and discover the latest breakthroughs in biomedical research and animal modeling.

Our Masters Program

Pursue biomedical research with a Masters of Laboratory Animal Science.

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Our Residency Program

Residency training in laboratory animal medicine.


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