The primary goal of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences is the provision of quality teaching, research, extension, and service missions of the College in the primary areas of equine health, production animal (food animal) health, aquatic animal health, and companion animal health.
These missions are accomplished through the various disciplines in large animal surgery, large animal internal medicine, multi-species comparative reproduction, production animal health, anesthesiology and pain management and epidemiology.
The Department shares the responsibility for the UF Veterinary Hospitals with the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and the Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine. The UF Veterinary Hospitals provide the setting and fundamental resources for both instructional and clinical research in the Department. The Department accomplishes its outreach mission primarily through its veterinary extension program.