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SVM Honored with Legislative Resolution

June 22, 2015

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Key stakeholders from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine were honored with a state resolution acknowledging their recent ranking as top veterinary school in the world. Pictured (left to right) are Assemblymember Bill Dodd, Dean Michael D. Lairmore, Provost Ralph J. Hexter, and Senator Lois Wolk.

June 22, 2015

From the Office of Assemblymember Dodd

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine was honored Monday with a resolution from Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) recognizing the school’s contributions and top ranking. This year the school was ranked top in the nation for veterinary medical teaching, research and service by US News and World Report and was ranked number one in the world by QS World University Rankings. 

“This resolution means a lot because it recognizes the faculty, the staff, and the students who have done so much hard work built upon the history of helping animals, people, and the environment. We really greatly appreciate the resolution which recognizes the excellence here within the School of Veterinary Medicine and all throughout UC Davis.” said Michael D. Lairmore, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. 

“UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has long been a leader in providing exceptional education to its students.” Assemblymember Bill Dodd said. “The top national and international rankings recognize the outstanding work of the students, faculty, and staff in helping animals and continuing to advance veterinary medicine.”

Founded in 1946, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, has been a dynamic force in its field for more than 65 years. The school has now blossomed into the largest resident training program of any veterinary school in the country, with a robust $74 million research center.

“Congratulations to Dean Lairmore, the faculty, staff and students of the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.  Earning the number one ranking for veterinary medical teaching, research and public service is a testament to the passion, dedication and skill that they bring daily to their work.  Their commitment to excellence first impacts the clients, patients and students who benefit from the UCD teaching hospital and extends to the nation and the world through their graduates and research.” said Senator Lois Wolk.

Led by a faculty of internationally-renowned leaders, the School of Veterinary Medicine currently teaches more than 500 doctorate and 170 graduate students. With an extensive teaching hospital in Davis and satellite clinics in Tulare and San Diego, the school provides services throughout the state to more than 48,000 animal patients annually in 34 specializations. Researchers also work collaboratively across disciplines on animal, public, and environmental health issues important to California and the global community. 

Assemblymember Bill Dodd represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes all or portions of Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Solano, and Colusa Counties. You can learn more about Assemblymember Dodd and the district at www.asm.ca.gov/dodd