Vet Med News

UC Davis Equine CT Scan

Jun 27,2017

Performing a CT scan on a horse is a laborious process that takes a team of nearly a dozen technicians and veterinarians. It involves forklifts and cranes, and the skilled techniques of veterinary technicians who have mastered this task after years of repetition. Watch the procedure be performed at the UC Davis veterinary hospital...

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Abused Dog Has Biggest Heart of All

Jun 23,2017

Harvey, a brindle-colored male boxer, came to us through the Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue. In short, they save lost, neglected and abandoned dogs and find them loving homes. And sometimes, you can add “abused” to that list of adjectives. Harvey was one of those dogs.

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A Bond Like No Other

Jun 23,2017

Flynn, a yellow Labrador, and his family member Mason, a 16-year-old autistic boy, have formed a bond for the ages. When Flynn recently became ill, Mason vowed to do anything to help him. A community stepped in to make sure Flynn go the best care possible.

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Keep Your Pet Safe from These Summer Health Hazards

Jun 23,2017

For most people, summer means lazy days at the pool or beach, lots of sunshine, and outdoor barbecues with family and friends. But certain outdoor activities -- along with the extreme heat the season often brings -- can put your pet's health at risk and may even be life-threatening.

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Chimpanzees Modify Grooming Behavior When Near Higher Ranking Members

Jun 21,2017

Researchers found chimpanzees modify their interactions with other chimpanzees if higher ranking members of their community are nearby, observing grooming interactions between members of a community of chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest Reserve in Western Uganda.

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Southern California Mountain Lions’ Genetic Connectivity Dangerously Low

Jun 20,2017

If a dangerously inbred puma population in Southern California is to survive in the future, an urgent need for genetic connectivity must be met, according to two scientific papers from a team of researchers coordinated by UC Davis, and involving scientists at the University of Wyoming and the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

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AVMA Database Amassing Clinical Studies 

Jun 19,2017

This July marks the one-year anniversary of the public launch of the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database as a resource for researchers seeking animals to participate in clinical studies and for veterinarians and animal owners exploring options for treatment.

 

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Heat Advisory for Horses

Jun 16,2017

Ten important tips to prevent heat related problems in horses.

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Avoid Heatstroke with Your Pets

Jun 16,2017

As the weather turns warm, not only do we enjoy the great outdoors, but so do many of our pets. However, there are hidden risks to our pets when they venture outside . . . even if it’s only in the back yard.

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Staff Honored for Service

Jun 15,2017

The School of Veterinary Medicine team includes more than 1,500 staff who go about their jobs with dedication and compassion. These “gems” contribute to patient care, student teaching, laboratory investigations, diagnostic testing and administrative responsibilities that support the school’s success and keep things running smoothly. The school recently recognized the outstanding service and dedication of several staff members.

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7 Tips for a Healthy Home From One Health Perspective

Jun 15,2017

 Small advances in science, medicine and engineering have everyday impacts. Here are several take-aways from recent research that we can easily apply to improve the well-being of our households and neighborhoods.

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Animals Are Like 'Family' at Sac Zoo, Veterinarian Says

Jun 15,2017

Dr. Ray Wack, senior veterinarian at the Sacramento Zoo, talks about health care for the animals and how the zoo’s conservation goals aim to sustain education about animal welfare for generations to come.

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UC Davis Helps ID Bats as Major Reservoir of Coronaviruses Worldwide

Jun 14,2017

Results of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents indicate that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS). Findings from the study—led by scientists in the USAID-funded PREDICT project at the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute in the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health—are published in the journal Virus Evolution.

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Clydesdales Bunk at UC Davis Horse Barn

Jun 14,2017

Ten Budweiser Clydesdales are temporarily calling Davis home as they await their appearance Thursday in the Golden State Warriors’ victory parade in Oakland. While there, they were examined by the UC Davis veterinary hospital. 

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Winn Feline Awards 11 Study Grants

Jun 14,2017

The Winn Feline Foundation, a nonprofit that supports studies to improve cat health and has funded almost $6 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide, announced in April that it awarded more than $214,000 for 11 feline health studies.

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Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Holds Promise for Friedreich’s Ataxia Patients

Jun 13,2017

Friedreich’s ataxia patients have less mitochondria than other people because of the mutation in the frataxin gene that is associated with the disorder, according to two studies.

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UC Davis Veterinarians Return Undergraduate Student’s Horse to Competition Level Following Accident

Jun 9,2017

As an avid three-day eventing rider and a lifelong horse enthusiast, the UC Davis veterinary hospital has been on my radar for as long as I can remember. Although I’m a Michigan native, I grew up admiring from afar the school’s state-of-the-art facilities, world class veterinarians, and groundbreaking research. Like many horse-loving kids, I once dreamt of becoming a veterinarian. Although my career goals have since shifted away from the veterinary field, attending the university that is home to the world’s top veterinary school was a huge part of the allure for me to become an undergraduate student at UC Davis. However, what I hadn’t envisioned was my own horse, Bailey, requiring advanced treatment from the very veterinarians that I grew up admiring, just weeks after our arrival in California.

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Traveling by Car with a Feline Can Be the Cat's Meow

Jun 7,2017

Is your cat ready for a road trip? Here are some suggestions for feline owners who want to take along their furry friends.

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Endangered Amargosa Voles Need More Than a Rainy Day 

Jun 6,2017

Despite the welcome rains in California this year, the fate of endangered Amargosa voles that depend on rare marshes in the Mojave Desert remains dire, with only about 500 animals remaining in the wild and most of their habitat degraded or dying. 

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Connecting Animal Healthcare and Pharmacy Education

Jun 6,2017

Historically, pet owners have relied upon their veterinarians for pet medications, as well as their knowledge about appropriate dosages and adverse reactions for a wide range of species. However, a growing number of pet owners obtain prescriptions for their pets from community-based pharmacies, online retailers or compounding facilities.

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Q & A About the Leptospirosis Vaccine

Jun 6,2017

The Arizona Daily Star asked veterinary experts from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to weigh in on questions dog owners might have about the leptospirosis vaccine. Here are the answers from faculty member Jane Sykes and infectious disease fellow Julie Lemetayer.

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Veterinary Internship at UC Davis Makes Global Impact

Jun 2,2017

In addition to serving as the teaching hospital for students of the #1 ranked veterinary school in the world, the UC Davis veterinary hospital also serves as a center for hundreds of veterinarians each year to receive advanced training. In the spring of 2017, Dr. Uchenna Nlebedum traveled 8,000 miles from his home in Nigeria to pursue a short-term internship with the hospital’s Ophthalmology Service, utilizing a scholarship from the International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ISVO). Each year, the ISVO offers three distinguished scholars the opportunity to study for one month at any center of veterinary excellence in the world. 

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UC Davis Livestock Veterinarians Save Potbellied Pig

Jun 1,2017

Pickles, a 5-month-old male potbellied pig, was brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital after he started coughing up blood and vomiting. He was diagnosed with an acute hemothorax (blood in the thoracic cavity) causing severe anemia and was extremely unstable. Treatment for suspected rodenticide intoxication was initiated immediately by the Livestock Medicine and Surgery Service.

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The Changing Face of Veterinary Medicine (pdf)

Jun 1,2017

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Protecting the Nations Food Supply (pdf)

Jun 1,2017

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Elderly Pit Bull Gets Contact Lenses, Now Can't Stop Staring in the Mirror

Jun 1,2017

Gremlin's eyesight hasn't been great for a while. A year and a half ago, her family began noticing signs of cataracts on top of her already partial blindness.

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UC Davis Expands Cardiology Services in San Diego

Jun 1,2017

With a growing number of patients in need of expert cardiology services in the San Diego community, the UC Veterinary Medical Center – San Diego (UCVMC-SD) has opened a second location in San Marcos. Led by board-certified cardiologists Tim Hodge and Joao Orvalho, UC Davis’ cardiology services in Southern California offer a wide array of medical and interventional cardiology procedures.

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Hospital Acquires New Cardiac Surgery Equipment

May 31,2017

Thanks to an anonymous foundation that enjoys supporting feline-focused needs, a donation was recently made to the hospital to purchase a state-of-the-art fluoroscopy unit for the Cardiology Service. The OEC 9900 Elite Mobile C-arm (with an advanced cardiac package) will soon replace a similar unit the hospital has been using for more than 15 years.

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Orthopedic Surgeons Successfully Utilize Bone Regrowth Technology

May 31,2017

Five years ago, UC Davis veterinary oral surgeons started using a bone growth stimulator to regrow jawbones in dogs. To date, they have successfully regrown nearly three dozen jawbones. Now, that technology has made its way to orthopedic surgery, and is being utilized to repair bone injuries in dogs’ legs.

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UC Davis Works to Maximize Colic Surgery Success Rates

May 31,2017

All horse owners are familiar with colic, an abdominal discomfort that can manifest in many different ways. Severe cases require emergency surgery, and can be fatal if not treated immediately. Thankfully for Northern California horse owners, few hospitals are better equipped to diagnose and treat colic than the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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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.