Department of Comparative Medicine

CPP alternative 3 logoThe Department of Comparative Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle offers training for the next generation of veterinary scientists in biomedical research. Our graduates become leaders in comparative medicine while engaged in service, research, and teaching.

Comparative medicine encompasses the various disciplines that are involved in the development, maintenance, use and refinement of animal models. Laboratory animal medicine, comparative pathology, and biomedical research are the focus of the Departmental residency, clerkship, and MS degree programs.

The clinical laboratory animal medicine residency program takes advantage of opportunities that exist at the University of Washington, which consistently ranks among the top 3 public medical schools in NIH extramural awards among American universities, has 38 NIH-sponsored training programs, and has an energetic nationally and internationally recognized faculty in Comparative Medicine that is committed to training.