Veterinarians and staff work on a privately owned mountain lion at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The lion came to the university for a CAT scan and rhinoscopy.
Goal 7: Build strong collaborations across UC Davis and with other academic, government, agricultural and business partners.
Veterinary medicine is best served by promoting a collaborative approach to offer its educational programs and promote multi-disciplinary research. Towards that goal we look to developing new and enhance existing collaborations across the campus and with government or private industry. Each partner brings a different perspective and area of expertise to add to the collective research investigation or in adding real world experience for our veterinary and graduate students’ educational enhancement. Academia is richer with strong collaborative partners.
- Strengthen external collaboration in all mission areas.
- Promote collaboration with other schools and programs at UC Davis
- Regional Teaching Academy (June 2012)
In support of our goal to collaborate with other schools to support innovative educational approaches we are participating in a Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine initiative to develop a teaching academy. The Consortium is interested in creating a collaborative teaching academy as a means to support best practices in veterinary medical education and to establish the veterinary educator as a valued career. Drs. Jan Ilkiw and Joie Watson are representing the School as members of the steering committee. The committee met in early June to: design the start-up of the academy; identify objectives; define the scope of the deliverables; develop the vision; and create a set of core values to guide the program’s development. The committee also discussed issues related to the committee’s leadership, membership, roles and responsibilities, operational framework , meeting schedules, metrics and specific projects. The committee will continue to meet via monthly video conferences and will schedule a 1-2 day meeting in January 2013.
- Host Microbe Retreat (July 2012)
In October, UC Davis Medical and Veterinary School researchers will participate in a two day meeting examining microbial-host interactions. The 7th Annual UC Davis Research Retreat on Host Microbe Interaction will be held on October 18-19, 2012, at the Granlibakken Conference Center in Tahoe City, CA. This meeting focuses on presentation of cutting edge infectious disease research at UC Davis and brings together clinicians, scientists, and students, who are often dispersed all over campus, to foster greater collaboration. The scientific program consists of short oral presentations from faculty, researchers, and students and also includes poster presentations and discussion time to encourage cross-fertilization and multi-disciplinary interactions among attendees.