Facilities & Equipment

Equipment & Services

Anatomic Pathology Services "provides comprehensive professional necropsy and biopsy diagnostic services while educating future pathologists and veterinarians. The Anatomic Pathology Service includes highly-qualified, board-certified pathologists and residents in one of the nation's largest veterinary anatomic pathology residency programs."

Biological Media Services "offers a complete selection of microbiological supplies including culture media, petri plates, agar based prepared media and broths for research as well as diagnostics. We can assist in the creation of individualized media formulations for specific tasks, and are committed to the realiability of our products by utilizing outside Quality Control services."

Campus Mass Spectrometry Facilities "provides open-access mass spectrometry support to the entire UC Davis community and several mass spectrometry services to outside educational and commercial organizations."

Clinical Endocrinology Laboratory "is a non-profit, self-funded service unit, within the Department of Population Health and Reproduction that proudly serves veterinarians, owners and others managing all manner of species from a variety of local, national and international institutions including universities, zoos, research laboratories and private practice. The lab continues a long and distinguished history of developing, running and interpreting hormonal assays, in particular reproductive hormones, for pregnancy and disease in males and females."

Clinical Laboratory Services

Comparative Pathology Laboratory (CPL) "provides laboratory animal biologists and researchers the highest quality diagnostic data related to the health of their colony subjects."

Dairy Food Safety Laboratory (DFSL)

Flow Cytometry (UC Shared Resource) "provides access to expertise and instrumentation for analytical flow cytometry, cell sorting, and laser scanning cytometry to all researchers at UC Davis, including members of the UC Davis Cancer Center, and to biotech companies and other research organizations."

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD)'s "primary mission is to help producers and veterinarians prevent or mitigate illegal or harmful residues of drugs, pesticides, biotoxins and other chemical agents that may contaminate foods of animal origin. FARAD collects, analyzes and generates scientifically-based data about veterinary products used in food animals. This scientific data is used to determine appropriate drug withdrawal intervals for when drugs are used according to the Animal Medicinal Clarification Act in an extra-label manner. FARAD consultants also recommend measures to mitigate the effects of accidental exposure to environmental contaminants."

Genomics Shared Resources "is a core facility providing microarray, next-generation sequencing, and general nucleic acid services at the UC Davis Health System and beyond. The mission of the GSR is to serve the UC Davis Cancer Center by providing centralized, cost-effective, and comprehensive expertise and service in the area of microarray-based and next-generation sequencing-based genomics research."

Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry "is dedicated to precise and accurate determinations of inorganic trace element and isotope abundances in geological, biological, agricultural, nuclear, environmental and engineering materials aimed at understanding the composition, rates and pathways of chemical transport and evolution in natural and laboratory systems."

TrueBeam Linear Accelerator

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility "provides qualified researchers in the biological, medical, and physical sciences access to state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation for spectroscopy and imaging."

Real-time PCR Research and Diagnostics Core Facility "is a UC Davis laboratory offering Real-time PCR diagnostic and research services to the veterinary and academic communities."

Regenerative Medicine/Stem Cell Services

Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank "provides an array of specialized blood products for many of the species treated at the VMTH. This new service works with large and small animal faculty, staff, and students to better improve the transfusion process from donor to recipient. State-of-the-art equipment allows for greater precision and quality in the products provided for patient care. Currently the Transfusion Medicine Service provides blood products for: dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, and donkeys."

UC Davis Marine Ecosystem Health Diagnostic and Surveillance Laboratory "provides timely, accurate diagnostic services to assess health and the impact of disease on marine wildlife and to identify the role of various pathogens in contributing to wildlife losses."

Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) "provides animal parentage verification, identification, forensics services, genetic diagnostics and genetic disease research as a self-supporting unit of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis."

Centers & Programs

Bodega Marine Laboratory "is dedicated to understanding environmental processes at the land-sea interface on California’s North Coast – an area known for the productivity and diversity of its marine and terrestrial ecosystems. BML’s history of research, training and outreach has contributed invaluably to our knowledge of coastal systems and the policy that protects them. Through innovative research programs and teaching initiatives, the Bodega Marine Laboratory will lead the way to the multi-disciplinary scientific understanding required to solve complex environmental problems on the marine and terrestrial sides of the tideline in northern California."

California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) "has unique resources and core scientists with extensive expertise available to facilitate your research using non-human primates. Non-human primates provide a translational model that faithfully recapitulates many aspects of human physiology and behavior. This resource and internal infrastructure can provide a distinct advantage when considering research questions that will have direct application to human health and disease." Click here to learn more about how to set up a pre-clinical trial with the CNPRC.

California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) "is the backbone of California's warning system that helps to protect the health of California's livestock and poultry. CAHFS serves the people of California by safeguarding the public health with rapid and reliable diagnoses for animal diseases affecting humans. CAHFS operates in partnership with the CDFA, UC Davis, California, veterinarians, and livestock and poultry producers."

Cancer Epidemiology Shared Resource (UC Shared Resource) is "supported by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, facilitates access to California Cancer Registry (CCR) data for research, and provides epidemiologic expertise to use CCR data for descriptive analyses, manuscripts and grants."

Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology "advances research, development, and application of new optical/photonic tools and technology in medicine and the life sciences."

Center for Companion Animal Health "provides research and program support to improve the health and well-being of companion animals."

Center for Comparative Medicine "embraces the concept of “One Medicine” through interdisciplinary comparative medical research, teaching, and model development. Its research mission is to investigate the pathogenesis of human disease, using experimental animal models and naturally occurring animal diseases."

Center for Equine Health "is dedicated to advancing the health, well-being, performance and veterinary care of horses through research, education and public service. To accomplish our mission, we provide academic leadership and serve as the organizational umbrella under which equine research is funded and conducted at UC Davis and at California State University campuses."

Center for Imaging Services (UC Shared Resource)

Center for Laboratory Animal Science (CLAS) "is responsible for managing all facilities in which animals are maintained for teaching and research programs in the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine."

Combinatorial Chemistry Developing Core (UC Shared Resource) - "Dr. Lam is the inventor of the one-bead one-compound (OBOC) combinatorial library method and through the Combinatorial Chemistry Developing Core, he has been providing OBOC combinatorial libraries and support services to cancer center members. The OBOC method is much more efficient, both in compound synthesis and library screening."

Crocker Nuclear Laboratory (UC Shared Resource) "houses a 76-inch isochronous cyclotron or particle accelerator that is primarily used for air quality research, radiation effects on electronic systems used in space missions and the treatment of occular melanoma. The beam is also used by visiting researchers from other schools, labs, or industries in their experiments."

McClellan Nuclear Research Center's "mission is to provide educational and research opportunities for the advancement of the nuclear sciences in a safe and pro-active environment."

Molecular Pharmacology Shared Resource (MPSR) (UC Shared Resource) "was created to support the extensive clinical and preclinical oncology research performed at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Through preclinical modeling of novel therapies, high quality specimen collection and banking, predictive and pharmacodynamic specimen analysis and protocol development, the MPSR is designed to augment clinical investigations by advancing understanding of tumor biology and therapeutic activity at a molecular level."

Mouse Biology Program (UC Shared Resource)

UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program "uses veterinary science to protect the health of shelter animals so that more survive to find lifelong homes."

University of California Veterinary Medical Center - San Diego's "mission is to discover, apply and disseminate new knowledge to promote animal health and welfare, and to advance the diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of animal diseases. In addition we strive to provide high quality veterinary medial care and client services for all. The UCVMC-SD is a center of excellence based on cooperation with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, UC San Diego Health Sciences, and animal institutes of the San Diego region that brings specialized clinical services to veterinarians and pet owners living in Southern California."

Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center (VMTRC)'s "mission: Healthy Cows, Productive Herds, Confident Consumers."

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), "a unit of the School of Veterinary Medicine, delivers state-of-the-art clinical care while providing training opportunities and clinical experiences for DVM students and post graduate veterinarian residents."

Training & Education

California Raptor Center (CRC) "is an educational and research facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey (raptors)."

Center for Continuing Professional Education "is presented by the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to provide the most current information on recent developments in veterinary medicine and to improve the quality of life for our veterinary patients."

International Animal Welfare Training Institute's "mission is to facilitate training, education and dialogue for animal welfare by bringing together veterinarians, animal scientists, and other stakeholders to improve animal wellbeing."

Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) "is a statewide collective of trained wildlife care providers, regulatory agencies, academic institutions and wildlife organizations working to rescue and rehabilitate oiled wildlife in California."

Veterinary Medicine Extension "faculty members provide the vital link between School of Veterinary Medicine researchers and county farm advisors, practicing veterinarians, animal producers and consumers. Faculty specialists in Cooperative Extension provide teaching, research and service programs on disease prevention, production quality control, biotechnology, food safety and animal well-being."