Faculty & Staff bios

Hrvoje Smodlaka, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor, Anatomy

College of Veterinary Medicine

E-Mail: hsmodlaka@westernu.edu

Phone: 469-5537


PhD, University of Tennessee 2004
DVM, University of Zagreb 1998

Teaching Experience

•Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, 2001
•Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, 2002-2004
•Faculty, University of Georgia, 2004-2006
•Faculty, Western University of Health Sciences, 2006-present

Research Interest

My research interests are in investigating anatomical and histological peculiarities of the marine mammals. In addition, I have a considerable interest in expansion of tissue preservation techniques, most notably tissue plastination.


•American Veterinary Medical Association 2006
•California Veterinary Medical Association 2006