Vet Med News

Antibiotics for Septic Foals

Mar 21,2017

In a world of increasing pathogen resistance to available antibiotics, many veterinarians, owners, and caretakers worry when faced with a sick horse, especially a delicate neonate. Will the medications that once worked to save a sick foal still be effective?

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Garden Plants that are Toxic to Pets 

Mar 20,2017

With spring just around the corner comes an increase in outdoor activities such as gardening and hiking. Just as we are eager to get outside, so are our family pets, but with that comes an increased risk of plant-based toxic ingestions.

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A Detective of Northern Oddities: Former UC Davis Pathology Resident on Call in the North

Mar 16,2017

When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek (former UC Davis resident) gets the call. Her necropsies reveal cause of death and causes for concern as climate change frees up new pathogens and other dangers in a vast, thawing north.

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UC Davis Team Effort Helps Keep Sacramento Zoo Flamingos' Health in the Pink

Mar 16,2017

The annual roundup of flamingos at the Sacramento Zoo allowed a team of UC Davis veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students to examine and treat the big birds, perhaps the best-known residents of the zoo.

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3 Years into Million Cat Challenge, Vets, Shelters Save 750,000 Cats

Mar 16,2017

After announcing their goal in 2014, the more than 1,100 shelters in the Million Cat Challenge have saved nearly 750,000 cats in less than 3 years.

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Protect Your Poultry from Avian Influenza 

Mar 14,2017

UC experts urge poultry owners to examine biosecurity for their flocks after avian influenza was confirmed in commercial chickens in Tennessee by the USDA.

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First Mosquitoes of the Year Out for Blood 

Mar 14,2017

While Sacramento area residents may be seeing a lot of mosquitoes now, it’s because of warmer temperatures, not because of the heavy winter rainfall. The buzzing insects started their lives last summer in drainage ditches and irrigation channels. 

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Can Probiotics Help Depression?  

Mar 14,2017

 It may sound like alternative medicine, but researchers at the intersection of psychiatry and biochemistry think that adding certain beneficial bacteria to a person’s intestines could be the future for treating anxiety and depression.

 
 

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What’s Your Pet Trying to Tell You? Here’s How to Read Your Dog's Body Language

Mar 14,2017

Alas, an accurate dog translator has yet to be invented, so we’re still struggling to interpret our animal buddies’ barks, growls, and whines, as well as wags, shakes, and licks.

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UC Davis Plans $508 Million Upgrade

Mar 13,2017

The University of California Davis is embarking on a $508 million overhaul to its Veterinary Medical Center.

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UC Davis Welcomes New Veterinary Hospital Administrator

Mar 10,2017

UC Davis is pleased to announce Joy Hoover has been appointed as Hospital Administrator for the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH).

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What's it Take to Do One Health Work?

Mar 9,2017

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to grow into your job in a field like One Health that’s growing too, then let these stories from graduates of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine lead your way to a clearer understanding and some inspiration.  

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PET Scan: A New Diagnostic Imaging Option for Horses

Mar 8,2017

Last year, researchers from the University of California (UC), Davis, performed the first-ever positron emission tomography (PET) scan on a horse. In human medicine, physicians use this technology to diagnose conditions ranging from cancer to brain damage to heart and bone problems. It had never been applied to horses for logistical reasons, but a recently developed portable scanner is changing that.

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Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Center 

Mar 7,2017

The Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Center houses 100 staff and school leaders dedicated to providing a range of services and support for the school’s community of students, faculty and staff. The center brings together teams currently housed in multiple locations, promoting easier communications and collaborations, and increase efficiencies.

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Addressing Student Debt

Mar 7,2017

The cost of a quality professional education can be a significant impediment for DVM students as they strive to reach their dream of becoming veterinarians. The school has taken multiple steps to increase financial aid and scholarship support, stabilizing tuition and fees, and reducing their financial burden.

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UC Davis Tops World Rankings in Veterinary Science

Mar 7,2017

For the third year in a row, UC Davis has been ranked the #1 veterinary school in the world according to QS World University Rankings.

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A Tale of Two Doctors, Two Species, and Countless Potential Cures 

Mar 6,2017

Humans aren’t the only species to experience craniomaxillofacial disorders. Puppies can be born with congenital birth defects of cleft palate; cats suffer an oral immune disease that is analagous to a human condition. Fortunately, veterinary medicine has discovered a lot in the research and treatment of these various conditions that can translate to helping humans. 

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Could a New Tax Credit Help Reduce the Cost of Veterinary Care?

Mar 2,2017

Every pet parent will eventually experience the shock of an unexpected veterinarian bill. The situation can make you feel helpless. Dr. Blythe Jurewicz with UC Davis' Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital said pet insurance is a great option and can help owners who find themselves in an emergency.

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Orthopedic Surgeons Fix Dog’s Deformed Legs

Mar 1,2017

Jasper Grimm, a male Newfoundland, routinely showed lameness in his pelvic limbs after exercise throughout his young life. At 6 months of age, he went to his veterinarian for bilateral stifle (knee) joint effusion and the start of femoral deformities making it difficult for Jasper Grimm to get up and walk normally. Shortly thereafter, in August 2016, his owner decided to have him evaluated by orthopedic surgeons at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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What You — and Dogs — Can Do to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Feb 28,2017

With their keen sense of smell, dogs can be helpful in some situations to screen for contaminants on fresh produce.

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Veterinarians Share Blood Purification Techniques with Human Medicine Colleagues

Feb 28,2017

Veterinarians from UCVMC-SD were highlighted this past week at the UCSD School of Medicine’s 5th Annual Essentials and Advances in Apheresis Therapies program in San Diego. 

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Consortium of Universities for Global Health Recognizes Jonna Mazet with Leadership Award 

Feb 22,2017

Dr. Jonna Mazet recently received the Tom Hall/Nelson Sewankambo Mid-Career Award from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). This is the first year of this award. Mazet shares this inaugural honor with Dr. Ami Bhatt, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine and Genetics at Stanford University.

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Blindness Forces Career Change for Talented Jumper

Feb 21,2017

The story of a showjumper whose life was threatened by eyesight issues has been told in a new book, which will benefit an equine ophthalmology clinic.

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UC Davis, Center for Equine Health Advancing Disaster Preparedness for Horses

Feb 15,2017

What do you do when your companion animals and horses are caught in an accident? Or need to be evacuated because of flood or fire? What do you do when your client calls whose companion animal or horse is trapped?

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Congratulations Dr. Jim Clark, 2017 SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

Feb 14,2017

 Dr. Jim Clark, a clinical professor at the school, has been recognized by the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) for his excellence in teaching. He will receive the SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) at the upcoming 2017 SAVMA Student Symposium at Texas A&M University.

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Veterinarians: Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

Feb 14,2017

Don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Who's manning the front lines against these diseases? Increasingly, veterinarians. Today's veterinarians aren't merely tasked with giving Fido his shots -- they're asked to serve as public-health warriors, leading the attack against such diseases. The lives and livelihoods of millions of people depend on them receiving the proper training.

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UC Davis Vets Save Anemic Dog With Use of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange

Feb 14,2017

Bella, a 5-year-old pit bull terrier was diagnosed with immune-meditated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), which causes a dog’s immune system to destroy its own red blood cells.

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Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

Feb 14,2017

The University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the US government created the PREDICT project, a $200 million effort to find pandemic-potential viruses where they are endemic -- often in rainforests, which are hot spots because of their biodiversity. To date, PREDICT scientists have collected samples from over 74,000 animals worldwide and discovered almost 1,000 viruses in over 20 countries.

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Zoo Medicine Resident Brings Unique Background

Feb 9,2017

The diversity of species in zoological medicine keeps resident Dr. Matt Marinkovich on his toes. His morning at the Sacramento Zoo starts with a health check on a pair of newly acquired sifaka lemurs that the zoo hopes to breed. It moves on to a yearly wellness examination (which all zoo animals receive) on a California tiger salamander, and a check-up on a spiny tailed iguana that has been a bit under the weather.
 

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Imaging Modalities Help Translate Research to Clinical Care

Feb 9,2017

With some of the most advanced and exclusive equine imaging capabilities available in veterinary medicine, UC Davis is able to stay at the cutting edge of detecting, diagnosing and treating horse racing injuries. By utilizing information learned through the school’s J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic
Research Laboratory, radiologists and clinicians at the veterinary hospital advance the care and rehabilitation of equine athletes.

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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.