Center for Companion Animal Health


International Conference on Feline Health

The CCAH is sponsoring the International Conference on Feline Health September 5th-7th, 2014.  Scientists studying feline health will come together to share the latest advances in feline medical and genetic research.

Cleft palate discovery in dogs aids understanding of human birth defect

The CCAH provided seed funding for Dr. Danika Bannasch's lab to research the genetics of cleft palate birth defects in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, leading to discoveries which may aid in understanding cleft palate birth defects in humans.

Our new radiation therapy unit is now in service

Our new  linear accelerator (radiotherapy unit) which will be used for state-of-the-art radiation treatment of cancers in dogs, cats, and other species, is now in service.

Gene mutation in dogs offers clues for neural tube defects in humans

 The CCAH provided funding for lead author Dr. Noa Safra's work which identified a gene mutation in dogs that offers clues to understand a neural tube defects in humans.

Canine cancer research may help humans

The CCAH's support for Dr. Peter Dickinson's work characterizing dog glioma, a type of brain tumor that is deadly in dogs and humans, provided background for research showing striking similarities between the human and canine forms of the cancer.  This work provided the foundation for the promising treatment studies he is currently conducting that could benefit both our dog patients and humans as well.

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Poodle Club of America Foundation sebaceous adenitis research

Poodle Club of America Foundation supports study in sebaceous adenitis in Standard Poodles

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a disease that kills 1 in 100 to 1 in 300 of all cats under ages 3-5.

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Center for Companion Animal Health

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Welcome to the Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH) at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Our mission is to improve the health of companion animals (pets) by providing financial support for academic studies into diseases affecting dogs, cats, and even small alternative pets. We also develop and support programs that will benefit pets and their owners, including the Koret Shelter Medicine Program.

We especially want to thank our many caring donors for contributing so much to help us advance our mission.  Thank you all!

For clinical questions or to make an appointment for your pet at the Small Animal Clinic at UC Davis please call 530-752-1393

Please join us this Sunday, July, 20,2014 for a Seminar for Pet Owners: Cancer in Animals 101