Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Daniel J. Burba, DVM, DACVS, McCasland Professor of Biomedical Laser Surgery and Department Head

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is one of four academic departments at the CVM. The Veterinary Clinical Sciences faculty are an integral part of the Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital. The faculty train veterinary students through hands-on experience and provide the highest quality of care to clients and patients. In addition to training veterinary students, there are several residents and interns in various sections of the hospital who are guided by the VCS faculty.

Visit the Veterinary Medical Hospital webpage to learn more about the faculty and staff and the services they provide.

Internship and Residency Programs

The department offers graduate professional programs (internships and residencies). Internships are one-year post-DVM clinical programs in exotic, small or large animal medicine and surgery.

Internships are designed in part to prepare DVM graduates for residencies or graduate academic programs. Currently, internships are offered in small animal medicine and surgery rotating, equine internal medicine and surgery rotating, shelter surgery and medicine, and zoological medicine.

Residencies are three-year clinical programs in various disciplines designed in part to prepare for specialty board certification. Currently, residencies are offered in small animal surgery, small animal internal medicine, equine internal medicine, equine surgery, food animal medicine and surgery, ophthalmology and theriogenology. Graduate academic programs may be available in association with residencies.

Application Procedure

Most open positions are listed in the Veterinary Internship/Residency Matching Program at and applications are submitted through the VIRMP.

*Daniel J. Burba, DVM, DACVS, McCasland Professor of Biomedical Laser Surgery and Department Head
Regents Professor and Endowed Chairs: Kenneth Bartels, DVM, MS, and Cohn Family Chair for Animal Care (emeritus); *Melanie Boileau, DVM, MS, DACVIM, and Clinical Professorship in the College of Veterminary Medicine; *Daniel J. Burba, DVM, DACVS, and McCasland Endowed Chair; *Danielle Dugat, Cohn Family Chair for Animal Care; *Todd Holbrook, DVM, DACVIM, DACVSMR, and Jack & June Jacobs Chair in Veterinary Medicine; G. Reed Holyoak, DVM, PhD, DACT, and Bullock Professor; *Michael D. Lorenz, DVM, DACVIM, and Regents Service Professor (emeritus); *Lara Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP, and Henthorne Clinical Professorship
Professors: *Joseph Alexander, DVM, DACVS (President, CIED) (emeritus); *Kenneth Bartels, DVM, MS (emeritus); *Daniel J. Burba, DVM, DACVS; *Lionel J. Dawson, BVSc, MS, DACT; *Margi A. Gilmour, DVM, MS, DACVO; *Todd Holbrook, DVM, DACVIM, DACVSMR; G. Reed Holyoak, DVM, PhD, DACT; *John P. Hoover, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DABVP (emeritus); *Charles G. MacAllister, DVM, DACVIM (emeritus); *Mark Neer, DVM, DACVIM (emeritus); *Richard Shawley, DVM, MS, DACVA (emeritus)
Associate Professors: *Robert J. Bahr, DVM, DACVR (emeritus); *Melanie Boileau, DVM, MS, DACVIM; *Mary H. Bowles, DVM, DACVIM (emeritus); *Joao Manuel Lemos Brandao, LMV, MS, DECZM; *Erik Clary, DVM, PhD, DACVS; *Daniel Dugat, DVM, DACVS; *Lyndi Gilliam, DVM, DACVIM; *Nicola Di Girolamo, DVM, Msc, PhD, DECZM; *Meredyth Jones, DVM, MS, DACVIM; *John Kirkpatrick, DVM, DABVP (emeritus); Carolynn T. MacAllister, DVM (emeritus); *Gregor L. Morgan, MVSc, PhD, DACT (emeritus); *Michael J. Schoonover, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR; 
Assistant Professors: *Katelyn Fentiman, DVM, MS, ACVO; *Dale Kelley, DVM, MS, PhD; *Shane Lyon, DVM, DACVIM; *Emily McCool, DVM; *Fabio Pinaffi, DVM, MS, PhD; *Megan Williams, DVM, DACVS
Clinical Professor: *Marjorie Gross, DVM, MS, DACVA (emeritus); *Robert Streeter, DVM, MS, DACVIM; *Lara A. Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP;
Clinical Associate Professor: Kimberly D. Carter, DVM; *Patricia Coan, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, *Stefano Di Concetto, DVM, MS, DACVAA; *Paul DeMars, DVM, CABVP; *John Gilliam, DVM, DAVBP, DACVIM
Adjunct Associate Professors: Wei R. Chen, PhD; Alex Cohen, M.D. PhD; *William Dubois, DVM, DABVP; *Cheryl Lopate, DVM, MS, DACT; *Mark Munson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professors: Rosslyn Biggs, DVM; *Carrie Kuzma, DVM; Katrina Meinkoth, DVM; Sarah Peakheart, DVM; *Asitha Vasudevan Pillai, DVM, MS
Adjunct Assistant Professors: *Kay Backues, DVM, DACZM; *Jennifer D'Agostino, DVM, DACZM; *Lindsay Donnelly, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Lecturer: Jillian Paegelow, DVM
Residents: Samantha A. Bailey, DVM, Small Animal Internal Medicine (2018-2021); Emily Davis, DVM, Small Animal Internal Medicine (2019-2022); Donald Holter, DVM, Small Animal Surgery (2018-2021); Jane Park, DVM, Small Animal Surgery (2018-2021); Rodrigo Roca, DVM, Small Animal Surgery (2019-2022); Jessica Rutledge, DVM, Equine Internal Medicine (2017-2020); Hugh Duddy, DVM, Equine Surgery (2018-2021); Kelsey Jurek, DVM, Equine Surgery (2019-2022); Natasha Williams, DVM, Food Animal Medicine (2018-2021); Elizabeth Crabtree, DVM, Food Animal Medicine (2019-2022); Adam Bassett, DVM, Theriogenology (2019-2022); Evan Crisman, VMD Equine Internal Medicine (2020-2023); Michele Riehm, DVM Small Animal Internal Medicine (2020-2023); Elizabeth Soler, DVM Ophthalmology (2020-2023)
Interns: Brooke Bennett, DVM Shelter Surgery Medicine; Geghani Galustanian, DVM Small Animal Medicine and Surgery; Alys Harshbarger, DVM Food Animal; Alexandra Hoff, DVM Small Animal Medicine and Surgery; Imal Khelik, DVM Avian , Exotics and Zoological Medicine; Erin Koperna, DVM Small Animal Medicine and Surgery; Nicole Lacy, DVM Small Animal Medicine and Surgery; Robert McCarthy, DVM Equine Medicine and Surgery; Laura Taylor, DVM Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

*Board Certification in Specialty Area