Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery teaches and undertakes research on diseases of a variety of small companion animals such as dogs, cats, pet birds, wildlife and zoo species. The department's teachers also provide clinical services in companion animal medicine and surgery to clients of the teaching hospital and consultation to practicing veterinarians. The department has medicine and surgery sections. It has a staff of professionals who specialize in dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, anesthesiology, ophthalmology and surgery. It also has internship and residency programs. Additionally, it has an office of continuing education that offers short courses to veterinary graduates. It is a part of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine that was founded in 1946. The university provides online information about the department s facilities, services, internship and residency programs. It is located in Athens, Ga.