Comparative Medicine

Comparative Medicine is a distinct discipline of experimental medicine that uses animal models of human and animal disease in translational and biomedical research.

Through collaborative and comparative research with animal model expertise and veterinary pathology, pain and anesthesia, rodent reproductive biology, infectious disease, cancer, bioengineering and neuroscience, comparative medicine is a field striving towards the advancement of human and animal health.

“Between animal and human and medicine, there is no dividing line— nor should there be. The object is different, but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine.” 19th century German physician Rudolf Virchow, the “father of pathology