About Us

The Section of Comparative Medicine consists of a full-time faculty of 22 veterinarians, physicians, and basic scientists who provide a broad array of clinical and laboratory services and conduct research in metabolic disease, microbial pathogenesis, cancer, bone disease, and genetics.


Our faculty members maintain active and varied research programs, provide health care for Yale's extensive animal resources program, and offer research and clinical training in Comparative Medicine. Our Service Units, available through the Yale Animal Resources Center include Veterinary Clinical Services (VCS), Pathology, Virology, Genomics, and Animal Technology.


Yale School of Medicine's Section of Comparative Medicine has been a leader in academic comparative medicine for forty years.  Comparative Medicine was founded in 1965 and became a free-standing, independent academic section in 1973.