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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.


Vet Med Wins Excellence in Engagement Award

Bradley Crauer, Assistant Professor in Shelter Medicine had been in private practice for about 20 years when a natural disaster uprooted his life and his career plans. When Hurricane Katrina struck, Crauer was recruited by a friend to be a first responder. While in New Orleans, he helped opened a rescue shelter, saving over 1,300 animals. Upon returning to Seattle, he found his perspective on his work had changed, leading him to get in contact with local shelters and nonprofits to continue the work he began in New Orleans. Read more here.

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine appoints Brad White director of Beef Cattle Institute

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University has appointed Brad White to director of the Beef Cattle Institute.

Kansas State University veterinarians perform cataract surgery on blind baby gibbon

Two-year-old Booger, a gibbon from Greenwood, Missouri, recently underwent cataract surgery at Kansas State University's Veterinary Health Center.

A new legend for Zelda: Ferret receives pacemaker from Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University
Dr. Dylan Lutter, equine surgeon, talks about the exciting developments happening with stem cell research for equine injuries on AG am in Kansas
A common enemy: Through clinical trials, veterinarian fights cancer in animals, humans - By Dr. Raelene Wouda

Raelene Wouda's passion for improving cancer treatment starts with our four-legged friends.

Keep the pests away: Kansas State University veterinarian has advice for pet owners on flea, tick prevention- By Dr. Susan Nelson

With rising temperatures and after a spring with plenty of rainfall, flea and tick season has already started in Kansas.

HOT DOGS (AND CATS)- By Dr. Susan Nelson

The warmer months of summer can wreak havoc on humans and animals alike. Dr. Susan Nelson, a veterinarian who serves on Kansas State University’s clinical faculty, offers some tips for those who have furry friends. Heat exhaustion can be deadly and occur rapidly, especially when pets are left inside the car. 

Dr. James Carpenter was named as one of the 15 Most Influential Veterinarians in 2016 by veterinarianedu.org.
3500 Pets spayed and neutered since May 2015
Dr. Raelene Wouda examines cancer in clinical setting

Meet Dr. Raelene Wouda, assistant professor of oncology in the Clinical Sciences department. She is s actively involved in pilot, phase I, II and III clinical trials.  Her research interests include the utilization of new and existing chemotherapeutic agents in innovative roles and combinations, novel immunotherapeutic approaches, individualized and intensified therapeutic protocols, the development of personalized diagnostics and therapeutic plans, and chemotherapeutic drug resistance.

Two DCS Faculty Members receive Awards – Dr. Brad Crauer & Dr. Elizabeth Davis

Dr. Brad Crauer received the Faculty Pet Tribute Award for demonstrating excellence in compassion, sensitivity, and empathy while caring for patients. The award is determined by a vote of the senior class.

Dr. Elizabeth Davis received the 2016 Dr. William and Deanna Pritchard Veterinary Service and Outreach Award for her dedication to exemplary service and outreach.


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