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College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Clinical Sciences

Department of Clinical Sciences' mission is to discover, apply, and disseminate knowledge in veterinary medicine. Our goals are to provide quality veterinary medical education and post graduate training, to offer cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic services, and to advance the science of veterinary medicine through basic and applied research.


New Shelter Medicine Program Goes Mobile in Surgery Unit

Cats and dogs in several Kansas communities are getting help to become more adoptable thanks to free surgeries provided by Kansas State University veterinary students involved in a new shelter medicine rotation. Started during summer 2015, the new two-week shelter medicine rotation introduces fourth-year veterinary students to the specialty by spending ten-days on the road visiting around seven shelters, which may have different missions and levels of resources.


Study Focuses on Treatments for Diabetic Dogs with Cataracts

Diabetes is a common disease in dogs that can have a significant impact on the pet’s quality of life, including vision loss. An ongoing study at the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is examining how different topical ocular treatments affect diabetic dogs.

Dr. Justin Thomason receives 2014 Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Justin Thomason is the recipient of the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award.  He was selected by the current fourth year students based on courses taught during their third year of veterinary school.   Dr. Thomason teaches Medicine II and Comparative Cardiology.  Students describe him as someone who engages them well, is passionate about what he teaches, is respectful and who has a great sense of humor.

Equine Field Service team helps care for animals on the road

For rodeo athletes, both animal and human, proper physical care is important. And for the horses at the Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, a special team of veterinarians is on site for any needed treatment.

Externships give veterinary students opportunity to experience shelter medicine across the US

Four Kansas State University veterinary medicine students are recipients of grants from Maddie's Fund.

Equine specialist warns horse owners of dangerous virus

K-State equine specialist explains the disease and describes the possible symptoms

Students tour UC Davis dairy production medicine facility

Milk producers in California claim to have happy cows. Three K-State students may find out if this is true.

Veterinary Health Center