From the lab to the field, our veterinary researchers, clinicians, staff and students are making an impact on animal and human health. Here are a few videos to illustrate their stories. We hope you’ll visit our YouTube channel for more!

Video Highlights

Physicians, Veterinarians Team up to Fight Cancer

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As far as researchers can tell, cancer in humans is similar to cancer in dogs, which has allowed UC Davis veterinarians and physicians to team up and find better treatments for humans and pets diagnosed with cancer. Nowhere is better placed to develop those links than UC Davis, home to the nation’s top-rated School of Veterinary Medicine as well as our nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Tracking Oiled Pelicans after Refugio Oil Spill Recovery

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In May of 2015, an oil pipeline just north of Santa Barbara, California ruptured and spilled 100 thousand gallons of thick oil along a 10-mile stretch of coast. Some of the affected marine mammals and birds died, but many others were recovered and rehabilitated. The Oiled Wildlife Care Network attached GPS tracking devices to 12 brown pelicans to find out more about their recovery.

Pint the Dog Takes a Tour of the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital

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Pint the dog, owned and trained by a UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, retrieves the kick-off tee at UC Davis football games. Come along with him as he explores the UC Davis veterinary hospital, the largest and most advanced veterinary hospital in the world.

Horse Syndrome Linked to Autism?

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UC Davis equine veterinarians, tracking the cause of a set of bizarre and sometimes lethal behaviors in newborn horses, suspect the disorder is caused by the foals’ failure to fully transition from the womb to the conscious world. They’ve discovered a simple treatment for the syndrome and are now working with colleagues in human medicine to explore possible links to autism in children.

One of a Kind: Boaz Arzi

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Whether pioneering a new clinical treatment or surfing the waves, veterinary surgeon Boaz Arzi is one of a kind. He helped develop a technique to regrow jawbone in dogs, but says surgery and surfing have a lot in common—when you are in the moment, you are completely focused and nothing else matters.

Principles of Community

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We recognize that each of us has an obligation to the School of Veterinary Medicine community of which we’ve chosen to be a part. We strive to build a true community of spirit and purpose based on mutual respect and caring.