Vet Med News

Stem Cell Therapy: Helping Cats with Unresponsive FCGS

Jun 14,2018

A rescued domestic shorthaired cat named “Lily” has helped prove the efficacy of a game-changing treatment for feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS), or stomatitis for short. The lucky feline, adopted by Cyndi Luke of Davis, California, had been treated unsuccessfully for three years when she was recruited to take part in a stem-cell therapy trial testing a cutting-edge procedure for the painful oral condition.

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Johnson and Lairmore Conduct Leadership Orientation in Washington

Jun 11,2018

AAVMC President Dr. Calvin Johnson, dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and President-Elect Dr. Michael Lairmore, dean of the University of California – Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, devoted a day in May to learning more about the people and programs at the AAVMC.

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Launches Free Public Educational Series

Jun 8,2018

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) has launched a public educational series of lectures on animal health topics. The series—entitled “An Evening with Vet Med”—will feature on-campus seminars once a month that are free and open to the public. The lecture series is geared toward both large and small animal owners interested in learning the latest in caring for their four-legged family members.

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Feeding Waste Milk to Calves: Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

Jun 7,2018

An undesired consequence of the use of antimicrobial drugs in cattle is the presence of drug residues and/or metabolites in feces and urine, or in the milk of lactating animals. In lactating dairy cattle, this translates into production losses due to withholding of nonsaleable waste milk containing drug residues.
 

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You've Come a Long Way Baby: Advancements in Equine Reproduction

Jun 6,2018

Advancements in equine reproduction, such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection, are helping owners better manage plans for their next generation of horses.

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Innovative Research That Saves Lives

Jun 6,2018

Scientists are developing more effective treatments and cures for diseases, and this innovative research saves and improves animals’ lives — and can lead to treatments for humans down the road.

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In Memory of Dr. Richard L. Crawford, Class of 1963

Jun 5,2018

Dr. Richard Leroy Crawford, '63, passed away on Tuesday, May 29th. During his career, he worked with animals like the MGM lion and Lassie as well as zoos, circuses, and other show animals.

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UC Davis Neurosurgeons Successfully Remove Brain Tumor, Extending Dog’s Life

Jun 4,2018

Dazzy, a 4-year-old male French bulldog, began having seizures and acting aggressive toward strangers – a behavior he had never previously displayed. His owners took him to see their primary veterinarian who ultimately referred them to a neurologist near their home in Southern California. An MRI performed by the neurologist revealed a left intra-axial cerebral mass, most consistent with a glioma (brain tumor).

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Veterinary Hospital Celebrates 2018 Outstanding Staff Award Recipients

Jun 4,2018

Dr. Jane Sykes, chief veterinary medical officer of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), and Joy Hoover, hospital administrator, hosted the 2018 hospital staff awards ceremony Friday, June 1st. Faculty and staff gathered to recognize colleagues for their outstanding efforts and achievements.

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The Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance Becomes an FAO Reference Center for Veterinary Epidemiology

Jun 4,2018

The Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS) led by Dr. Beatriz Martínez López was formally recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations as an FAO Reference Center for Veterinary Epidemiology in May 2018.

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Springtime Skin Problems for Horses

Jun 3,2018

Horses can develop allergies, infections and other skin conditions at any time of year, but some are more common during the warm, wet spring weather.

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Dean Lairmore’s State of the School 2018 

Jun 1,2018

In his annual State of the School address on May 25th, Dean Michael Lairmore congratulated the school’s community in achieving the top spot among veterinary schools in the world by QS World University Rankings for the fourth year running. He credits that honor to the school’s ability to attract the best and brightest students, and faculty and staff dedicated to compassionate care, clinical innovation, and ground-breaking research.

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Commencement 2018--Live Long and Prosper

May 29,2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 who received their degrees from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in its 67th Commencement Ceremony held at the Mondavi Center on May 26th. Among those graduating were 133 DVM students, 30 residents and seven students in the Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine program.

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Congratulations to 2018 Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

May 25,2018

Each year, the School of Veterinary Medicine honors distinguished graduates with Alumni Achievement Awards. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the school. Honorees may be graduates of the school's DVM, MPVM, and graduate academic (M.S., Ph.D.) programs, or individuals who have completed internships or residencies. Award recipients are recognized during the annual State of the School Address and formal award presentations are made during the school’s Commencement Ceremony in May.

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Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little Honored with 2018 BioMedtrix Distinguished Teaching Award

May 25,2018

At the Total Joint Conference held May 18-19 in Chicago, Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little was recognized with the 2018 BioMedtrix Distinguished Teaching Award. He is well known for his outstanding teaching efforts and involvement in more than 30 courses related to various aspects of joint replacement surgery over the past 15 years.

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UC Davis Participates in Simulation Exercise for Foot-and-Mouth Disease

May 24,2018

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in livestock can be devastating—not only to the animals affected and those who own them, but to the agricultural economies of impacted countries. The most recent outbreak in the UK in 2001 led to the culling of more than six million sheep, cattle and pigs, and the loss of billions in British pounds. To prevent a similar situation from happening in this country, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in conjunction with several state departments of agriculture and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) led a 3-day foot-and-mouth simulation exercise.

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First Pets Around the World: Puppies, Bunnies -- or Beetles

May 24,2018

The types of creatures children grow up with can depend on where they live.

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Million Cat Challenge Reaches Goal Early!

May 22,2018

The Million Cat Challenge has reached its goal of saving a million shelter cats in five years--a year ahead of schedule. After more than 1,000 animal shelters in North America joined forces to save the animals, the campaign announced last week that it has exceeded that number just four years after the campaign’s launch. 

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Virulent Newcastle Disease Outbreak Info and Resources

May 21,2018

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has identified a case of Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles County. The case was detected at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory (CAHFS) when a private practitioner submitted a sick bird for testing. Here are some resources for chicken owners to follow good biosecurity practices.

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Some Calories More Harmful Than Others

May 15,2018

While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role in chronic health problems. The disease risk increases even when the beverages are consumed within diets that do not result in weight gain.

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UC Davis Becomes Only Veterinary Hospital in the World with a Volumetric PET Scanner

May 10,2018

In May, the UC Davis veterinary hospital started imaging patients on a new PET/CT scanner known as the Mini Explorer II. This advanced imaging system, the first of its kind in the world, is designed to provide veterinarians with both anatomic and physiologic information.

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Celebrating the 2018 El Blanco Award Recipients

May 9,2018

The School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that the 2018 El Blanco Award recipients are: Tom and Julie Atwood, and the DMARLOU Foundation in memory of Dorothy & Martell Kaliski. This award recognizes significant contributions that animal owners and other benefactors have made to clinical veterinary medicine by presenting afflicted animals for clinical studies, offering hypotheses and evaluations of therapy, and supporting clinicians at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) who pursue novel diagnostic or therapeutic methods.

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Congratulations to Our New Phi Zeta Society Members!

May 8,2018

At an induction ceremony held May 1st, the prestigious Society of Phi Zeta, Lambda Chapter, welcomed 35 new members (20 seniors/15 juniors). Phi Zeta is the honor society of veterinary medicine which recognizes the scholastic achievement of junior and senior students and recent veterinary graduates. The society’s objective is to recognize and promote scholarship and research in matters pertaining to the welfare and diseases of animals.

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Dean Michael Lairmore Appointed to NIH Council of Councils

May 8,2018

Dean Michael Lairmore has been appointed to a prestigious five-year term on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils. He will join the group of other scientists in the first meeting of newly appointed members next week.

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Dr. Lillian Cruz-Orengo Honored With Campus Creativity-Innovation Award for 2018

May 8,2018

UC Davis this year is giving not one but two Early Career Faculty Awards for Creativity and Innovation. The recipients each receive $40,000 to support their research proposals. Dr. Lillian Cruz-Orengo was selected as one of the recipients. This is the second round of this award program, funded by an endowment from anonymous donors. The fund provides one award per year to a nontenured, ladder-track member of the UC Davis faculty — an up-and-coming faculty member who exhibits great promise as a creator and innovator in his or her research.

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AVMA Offers ‘The Role of Veterinarians in One Health’ Webinar

May 7,2018

The AVMA Veterinary Career Center will explore One Health and the roles that veterinarians can play in advancing the movement during an upcoming webinar, The Role of Veterinarians in One Health.

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Dr. Temple Grandin Visits Vet Med

May 7,2018

Nearly 200 people (primarily in person and some via the online webinar) had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Temple Grandin and other dynamic speakers at the April 28th Continuing Education event for the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine focused on “Translational Discoveries at Birth and End of Life.” Many in attendance were veterinarians, others had various animal science backgrounds, and many were just interested in animal welfare. 

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Successful Cancer Clinical Trial at UC Davis Extends Dog’s Life

May 5,2018

Boone, a 9-year-old male greater Swiss mountain dog, was previously diagnosed with stage 3 malignant oral melanoma based on the size of the tumor and spread of the tumor to his lymph nodes. His owner, Danae Unti, decided to bring him to the cancer specialists at the UC Davis veterinary hospital for further evaluation after their local veterinary oncologist suggested they seek further care at the university.

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New Report Shows How Unprepared We Are to Fight Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 4,2018

Diseases carried by insect “vectors” such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitos are on the rise in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported this week that cases of vector-borne diseases tripled from 2004 to 2016. And over that time period, as global travel has increased, eight new diseases have emerged here, including Zika and chikungunya.

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UC Davis Offers a DNA Test for Haflingers to Identify Individuals with High Risk for Limbal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

May 4,2018

Some eye diseases in horses might be genetically linked, as for example limbal squamous cell carcinoma in Haflingers. UC Davis is currently offering a DNA test for Haflingers to identify individuals with high risk and to apply this information to breeding programs to help nullify the genetic mutation.

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Welcome Packet

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For visitors, new faculty and staff, and new or prospective students we’ve identified some general information pieces and web links to provide you with a quick introduction to some of our major programs and activities.