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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Career Spotlight

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Veterinary Anesthesiologist

Featured in Lab Animal
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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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NC3Rs International prize winners

Dr. Joseph Garner and Dr. Brianna Gaskill standing next to winning poster

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Garner  and his post-doc, Dr. Brianna Gaskill, for their winning paper in the NC3Rs international prize competition (Gaskill B, Gordon CJ, Pajor EA, et al. (2012) Heat or insulation: Behavioral titration of mouse preference for warmth or access to a nest. PLoS ONE 7 (3): e32799 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032799).

The international NC3Rs Prize, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, is awarded to highlight an outstanding original contribution to scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs in medical, biological or veterinary sciences published within the last three years. The prize is part of our commitment to recognise and reward high quality research which has an impact on the use of animals in the life sciences.

The 3Rs prize is for a piece of primary research published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three years and is open to any researcher, in academia or industry. The prize is awarded to the principal investigator, research team leader, or other nominated author. The Prize is open to international groups

Congrats to Joe and Brianna! Well done!

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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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