Vet Med News

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Wildfire Assistance Activities

Oct 18,2017

Check here for daily updates on UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine activities surrounding the Napa area fires.

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Vet School Ready to Take World's Best Care to Next Level 

Oct 18,2017

UC Davis announced plans last Friday to raise $115 million in philanthropic support to update and improve three critical areas of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center: the Livestock and Field Service Center, the Equine Performance Center and the All-Species Imaging Center.

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With Sonoma Aflame, Racing to Get Prized Horses Out

Oct 17,2017

Thousands of horses were evacuated last week as fires spread in an area of Northern California with a thriving equine-sports scene.

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UC Davis Veterinarians Rescue Koi from California Wildfires

Oct 17,2017

During times of crisis involving animals, Dr. John Madigan—director of the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT)—is usually busy rescuing horses or other livestock with his team. During the current California wildfires, however, VERT has added an unexpected species to its long list of saved animals – koi fish.

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Koi Fish Among Animals Rescued From California Wildfires By UC Davis Vets

Oct 17,2017

Among rescue efforts in California's wildfires is an emergency response team from UC Davis that made a unique rescue of 30 koi from an ash-covered pond in Sonoma County.

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Visit CA Raptor Center Fall Open House Oct 21st

Oct 16,2017

Join us at the California Raptor Center's Fall Open House on Saturday, Oct 21st. Several raptors will be on the glove and volunteers available to answer questions about these birds of prey and the center's role in education, rehabilitation and release.

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Horse Community Rallies While California Wildfires Rage

Oct 16,2017

As almost 11,000 firefighters struggled to contain a massive string of 15 wildfires in California's wine country, horse owners teamed with veterinarians and evacuation site operators to move animals out of the blazes' ways.

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Donate to Help Animal Victims of Wildfires

Oct 14,2017

Many of the fire victims we treat are from families who have lost everything. Please consider donating to the SVM Veterinary Catastrophic Need Fund to help treat animals affected by the California wildfires.

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Mountain Lion Seen in Fairfield Thought to be Fleeing Wine Country Fires

Oct 14,2017

Police said a mountain lion was seen in Fairfield on Friday and suspect it was fleeing the nearby Wine Country fires. An expert on the big cats said the scenario is likely, but the lion probably wants to get back to the wild as quickly as it can.

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UC Davis Takes in Eight Severely Burned Cats, Vows to Love Them Like Their Own

Oct 14,2017

Eight more victims of the wildfires - all feline - ended up at the UC Davis veterinary hospital Friday night.

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Animal Evacuation Centers

Oct 13,2017

Stay abreast of the latest information on the California wildfires, including local advisories and evacuation shelters (animals and people).

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Quick Reference Guide for Horse Smoke Inhalation Damage

Oct 13,2017

Are you concerned your horse has suffered smoke inhalation damage? Use the quick reference guide to check whether or not you should seek veterinary care.

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Researchers Study Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in Cocker Spaniels

Oct 13,2017

Dr. Sara Thomasy has just begun a study of primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) in American Cocker Spaniels to identify genetic markers that cause the disease. Advanced imaging technology used to investigate glaucoma in human patients will help her visualize the changes that occur in dogs with PACG. The goal is to advance testing for PACG and develop therapies that can help manage the disease in dogs and contribute to treating people with glaucoma. 

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UC Davis Vets Working to Save Animals During California Wildfires

Oct 13,2017

The earth beneath Dr. John Madigan's feet had yet to cool as he walked up the driveway of one of hundreds of indistinguishable homes in Santa Rosa, carrying a blue bucket and rope. Everything around him was an ashen skeleton of it's former self.

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 Taking World's Best Veterinary Care to the Next Level

Oct 13,2017

The school announced plans to raise $115 million in philanthropic support to update and improve a new Veterinary Medical Center.

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Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

Oct 12,2017

This week, University of California, Davis, researchers reveal the discovery of a genetic mutation across breeds that is responsible for chondrodystrophy (the skeletal disorder leading to shorter legs and abnormal intervertebral discs) in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Meet Pint the Wonder Dog: UC Davis' Furriest Football Team Member

Oct 12,2017

Pint the Wonder Dog is a kickoff tee specialist with a fumble free record. He retrieved tees from the football field while putting the top veterinarian program on the map.

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UC Davis Veterinary School Ready to Assist with Wildfires

Oct 10,2017

As wildfires continue to rip throughout California, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is stepping up to help officials and animals get through the devastating emergency.

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Evacuations, road closure info for N. Bay Fires 

Oct 9,2017

The latest info on road and school closures and evacuation routes/centers for the North Bay fires in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

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New UC Davis Demonstration Gardens Provide Pollinator Habitat

Oct 6,2017

On the west side of the UC Davis Arboretum, close to its teaching nursery and near the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is the largest Arboretum garden expansion in decades.

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How Beagles and Goldens Could Help Researchers Find the Next Cancer Therapy for Humans

Oct 4,2017

Radiation oncologist Dr. Michael Kent desperately wants to beat cancer. He’s testing the latest high-tech treatments in clinical trials and using a multimillion-dollar linear accelerator so he can offer the best care to patients — whether they’re beagles, golden retrievers, or the black and white terrier mix named Moo he’s now treating for a recurrent tumor in her paw.

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The Bone Disease Treatment Drugs That May be Putting Young Horses at Risk

Oct 3,2017

Bisphosphonates are drugs used to treat degenerative bone diseases in humans. In horses, they’re used to treat a similar array of problems, like navicular syndrome, a painful disease whereby the navicular bone in the heel of the horse loses its bone density. But the potential consequences from misuse in racehorses — especially in young racehorses — is causing mounting concern among a growing number of respected veterinarians and regulators in the industry. 

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Professor Emerita Cleta Sue Bailey Named Oklahoma State University Distinguished Alumna 

Oct 3,2017

Cleta Sue Bailey, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Neurology) of Davis, Calif., has been named a 2017 Distinguished Alumna of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Bailey is a professor emerita of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences.

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Fun and Games at Farm-to-Fork Festival

Oct 2,2017

WIFSS volunteers greeted large crowds during the fifth annual Farm-to-Fork Festival which took place on Capitol Mall in Sacramento on September 23.  

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Dog and Owner Help Each Other Beat Cancer

Sep 30,2017

When Chance, a 12-year-old male golden retriever, was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, his owner Lauren Patterson knew she had to do everything she could to save him, for he had saved her a decade before when the same happened. 

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2017 School of Veterinary Medicine Fall Faculty Reception 

Sep 29,2017

Congratulations to faculty members honored at the Fall Faculty Reception for exceptional teaching and research, individuals recognized for distinguished service, and new faculty welcomed to the school.

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What's In Your McMuffin? New Study Looks at Fast Food and Antibiotics

Sep 28,2017

Some California groups are putting pressure on fast food chains this week to fight antibiotic use in their beef, pork and poultry.

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Dr. Gene Steffey Honored with the 2017 American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Career Achievement Award 

Sep 26,2017

Congratulations to Gene Steffey, recipient of the 2017 American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Career Achievement Award.

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Dr. Melissa Bain to Speak at Commonwealth Club October 4

Sep 26,2017

Got a tough pet problem? Two of the world's preeminent dog behaviorists will speak at the Commonwealth Club to provide insights and advice. You'll get a better understanding of why dominance is a myth and how to communicate with your dog, modify naughty behaviors and build a stronger relationship with your pet.

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Drs. Boaz Arzi and Frank Verstraete Honored at National AVDC Conference 

Sep 26,2017

At the American Veterinary Dental College national meeting held September 15-17 in Nashville, school faculty Drs. Boaz Arzi and Frank Verstraete were recognized by their peers for outstanding contributions to veterinary dentistry.

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Welcome Packet

Photo: Welcome Packet

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.