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 animal critical care, shelter surgery, 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, small animal emergency and critical care, equine surgery & sports medicine, farm animal medicine & surgery, small animal surgery specialty, 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, equine internal medicine, food animal medicine and surgery, ophthalmology and theriogenology. Graduate academic programs may be available in association with residencies.
Most open positions are listed in the Veterinary Internship/Residency Matching Program at www.virmp.org and applications are submitted through the VIRMP. Some programs may be offered outside the match.
*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 Veterinary Medicine; *Daniel J. Burba, DVM, DACVS, and McCasland Endowed Chair; *Danielle Dugat, DVM, MS, DACVS, Cohn Family Chair for Animal Care; 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); *Melanie Boileau, DVM, MS, DACVIM; *Daniel J. Burba, DVM, DACVS; *Lionel J. Dawson, BVSc, MS, DACT; Lyndi Gilliam, DVM, DACVIM *Margi A. Gilmour, DVM, MS, DACVO (emeritus); 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); *Mary H. Bowles, DVM, DACVIM (emeritus); *Joao Manuel Lemos Brandao, LMV, MS, DECZM; *Daniel Dugat, DVM, MS, DACVS; *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: Andreza Conti Patara, DVM, MS, MBA, PhD; *Katelyn Fentiman, DVM, MS, DACVO; *Dale Kelley, DVM, MS, PhD; *Emily McCool, DVM, MS, DACVO; *Fabio Pinaffi, DVM, MS, PhD; *Megan Williams, DVM, DACVS
Clinical Professor: *John Gilliam, DVM, MS, DAVBP, DACVIM; *Marjorie Gross, DVM, MS, DACVA (emeritus); *Robert Streeter, DVM, MS, DACVIM; *Lara A. Sypniewski, DVM, DABVP
Clinical Associate Professor: Kimberly D. Carter, DVM; *Paul DeMars, DVM, DABVP; Katrina Meinkoth, DVM (emeritus)
Adjunct Associate Professors: *Drew Hanzlicek, DVM, DACVIM; *Cheryl Lopate, DVM, MS, DACT; *Mark Munson, MD; Daqing Piao, PhD; *Gary Spodnick, DVM, DACVS
Clinical Assistant Professors: Rosslyn Biggs, DVM; Li-Jen Chang, BVM, MVM, CVA, PhD; Brandy L. Close, PhD, MeD; Sarah Peakheart, DVM; *Asitha Vasudevan Pillai, DVM, MS; Brandon M. Raczkoski, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professors: Jason Anton, DVM; *Kay Backues, DVM, DACZM; Derek Burney, DVM; *Jennifer D'Agostino, DVM, DACZM; *David Russell, DVM DACVD
Adjunct Clinical Instructors: *Tiffany Granone, DVM, DACVAA; Mark Higgins; Tracei Holder, DVM; Mike Jones, DVM; Kevin Long, DVM; Jarrod Roach, DVM; Mark Shackelford, DVM
Lecturers: Kelsey, Jurek, DVM; Jennifer Wyrick, DVM
Residents: Evan Crisman, VMD Equine Internal Medicine (2020-23); Laura May, DVM ABVP Food Animal (2021-23); Sheila Megehee, DVM Theriogenology (2021-24); Megan, Righi, DVM ACVIM/Food Animal (2022-25); Justin Roscoe, DVM Theriogenology (2022-25); Brittnee Sayler, DVM Equine Surgery; (2022-25); Taylor Strickland, DVM Food Animal (2022-25); Elizabeth Soler, DVM Ophthalmology (2020-23); Paul Wallace, DVM Equine Surgery and Sports Med (2022-25); Alex Wittorff, DVM Theriogenology (2022-25)
Interns: Kaitlyn Crocker, DVM, Small Animal Rotating; Greta Doden, DVM, Exotics and Zoological Medicine; Julie Fifthian, DVM, Small Animal Rotating; Hugo Gonzalez, DVM, Exotics and Zoological; Daneeya Guthrie, DVM, Small Animal Rotating; Hanna Kunzman; DVM, Small Animal Rotating; Elizabeth Larsen, DVM, Equine Surgery & Sports Medicine Specialty; Carley Long, DVM, Equine Medicine and Surgery Rotating; Hannah Maxwell, DVM, Theriogenology; Jamie Ortman, DVM, Emergency Critical Care Specialty; Juliia Rau, DVM, Junior Surgery; Jonna Whetzel, DVM, Emergency Critical Care; Gregory Yoast, DVM, Small Animal Surgery Specialty; Angela Yoon, DVM, Ophthalmology Specialty
*Board Certification in Specialty Area