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Training the Best and Brightest

Every year, amid more than 1,300 applications, we accept 88 of the brightest minds into our highly competitive veterinary medicine program. Here, they learn from some of the world’s best faculty and work with the …

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Life Saving Teamwork

When Paul and Suzy Shain’s chocolate Cockapoo, Cooper, was suffering from a mystery illness, they turned to UW Veterinary Care for help. Cooper’s primary care veterinarian referred the Shains to UWVC after he began experiencing …

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On the Trail of Zika

With its connection to birth defects and seemingly rapid spread, the Zika virus became one of the most terrifying health stories of 2016. Cases appeared across the tropics, and scientists launched into a race to …

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Human Trials for Influenza Vaccine Advance

Amid predictions that this year’s flu vaccine will offer limited protection, medical researchers are renewing their focus on a universal flu vaccine. A universal flu vaccine would offer more broad protection than today’s vaccines, which …

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Imagine What More We Could Do

Among more than 30 schools of veterinary medicine in the U.S., the School of Veterinary Medicine consistently ranks among the top five for excellence in veterinary medical education, clinical service and biomedical research. The school …

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Predicting and Preventing the Next Pandemic

Infectious diseases are as unpredictable as they are terrifying. And in an increasingly interconnected world, the potential for a global outbreak is immense. Researchers at UW-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine are seeking innovative ways to …

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Breaking New Ground for Groundbreaking Work

It’s a typical Thursday morning in the small animal surgery ward at UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). A steady stream of four-legged, furry patients trots into the room, led on leashes by attentive technicians and students. …