Skip to main content

About Clinical Sciences

Our Department is committed to developing and maintaining outstanding programs and services. This includes robust and relevant basic, applied, and translational research to improve animal health and well-being; state-of-the-art clinical veterinary medicine for ill and injured animals; excellent client care and communication, and exceptional consultation and referral services to private veterinary practitioners; leading-edge interdisciplinary teaching in the veterinary medical and post-professional (internship, residency and graduate) programs; and meaningful and relevant outreach and engagement activities that benefit the community, veterinary profession and society.

Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in the Department and College. We support diverse beliefs and the free exchange of ideas, and we expect that faculty, staff, and students promote these values and apply them in a professional manner in all academic endeavors to facilitate an enriching workplace and learning environment and scholarly achievement. We are committed to providing excellent career development and mentoring programs for our faculty, staff and students to nurture professional and personal success and satisfaction.

Our world-class faculty, dedicated and skilled staff, and extraordinary veterinary and post-professional students combined with our collective core values, guiding principles and strategic plan are of fundamental importance to fulfilling our mission and key to attaining our bold vision of advancing from excellence to eminence.

I encourage you to explore the many exciting opportunities the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine have to offer.


Richard M. Bednarski, DVM, MS, DACVA
Professor and Interim Department Chair
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
OSU Veterinary Medical Center
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street
Phone: (614) 292-3551
Fax: (614) 292-1454