Applied Clinical Science

Research in Applied Clinical Science involves the multidisciplinary study of a wide range of diseases in horses and companion animals (mainly dogs and cats), with a focus on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of various metabolic, infectious, immune-mediated and degenerative diseases.  Naturally-occurring disease in companion animals is useful as models for human disease.
 
Key interdisciplinary research programs involving university-wide, national or international collaborations include:
Emerging areas of research include biomarkers for enhanced animal health, minimally invasive and image-guided therapy, stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine and hemostasis. Other areas of clinical specialization include surgery, neurology, radiology, anesthesia and critical care.

State-of-the-art facilities include the Comparative Clinical Research Facility, the Animal Cancer Centre, the Hill's Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre and clinical imaging capacity which provide an ideal environment to conduct translational clinical research, to acquire research and critical thinking skills and to contribute to transformative discoveries.