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How Housecats Are (Indirectly) Killing Monk Seals

August 14, 2019
An article in Salon describes how scientists over the last couple decades have compiled evidence that cat feces, which often drains into the ocean in coastal cities, can infect Hawaiian monk seals with toxoplasmosis — a potentially fatal disease caused by a single-cell parasite.

Dr. Ashley Hill Honored with AVES Honorary Diploma

August 13, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Hill who was recently awarded a 2019 Honorary Diploma from the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES). She received the award at the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Washington, D.C. 

Attacked Dog Saved by Multiple Specialists

August 07, 2019
Charlie, a 2-year-old male Maltese mix, and his owner, Tyler Wilcox, were on a routine walk in their neighborhood when Charlie was severely attacked by a much larger dog. The other dog had Charlie is his mouth—shaking him violently—and was not letting go. Wilcox was forced to intervene, having to get physical with the other dog in order to save Charlie. Charlie was rushed to the nearest veterinary clinic where he was sedated and stabilized, but it was clear that his injuries were life threatening – he would need surgery within a few hours.

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Researchers’ Statement Regarding the IMM/MYH1 Genetic Test

July 25, 2019

This statement is in response to discussions that have arisen due to inaccurate IMM/MYH1 genetic test results by a non-UC Davis affiliated laboratory. UC Davis is issuing this statement because of its relationship to research related to this test, because it has its own patent-pending IMM genetic test, and because the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory offers the test as a service.

Call for School of Veterinary Medicine / College of Engineering Design Projects

July 25, 2019
Deadline: August 30

Design faculty in the College of Engineering (COE) are soliciting project ideas that originate in an unmet need within the field of veterinary medicine. Proposals can be related to solving a clinical problem, improving patient care, or to support a clinical research program, through the development of technology, a device or system process. Since 2005, undergraduate COE students have been collaborating with clinicians and researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine to complete their Capstone Senior Design projects.

Shelter Medicine Inspires New DVM, Sabrina Wu

July 18, 2019

When Dr. Sabrina Wu was a baby, one of her first words was ‘cat’—which is a little weird because she didn’t have any pets growing up in Southern California. But that didn’t stop her fascination with all things related to animals.

UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Recognizes Outstanding Staff

July 17, 2019
Staff members of the UC Davis veterinary hospital were recently recognized for their dedication to providing the best customer service and contribution to clinical care. Five awards were handed out during the annual hospital staff awards presentation.

UC Davis DVM Student Cara Newberry Named FFAR Vet Fellow

July 11, 2019
Congrats to Cara Newberry, Class of 2022, for being among 10 students nationally to receive an inaugural veterinary fellowship from the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) and AAVMC.

Link Between Dog Diet and Heart Disease: Information Resources

July 10, 2019
UC Davis veterinary cardiologist Dr. Joshua Stern led a team of researchers that has found a link between some popular grain-free, legume-rich dog diets and a type of nutritional deficiency and canine heart disease known as taurine-deficient dilated cardiomyopathy. The FDA took notice and issued warnings about the potential connection.

Cat Travels from Canada to California for Groundbreaking Surgery

July 01, 2019
Rhyme, a 2-year-old male ragdoll mix cat, was being medically managed for a liver shunt for the past six months. That followed nearly two years of trying to discover the root of his illness, which seemed to have plagued him for as long as could be remembered. When a specialist in Rhyme’s hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia finally diagnosed the shunt, he recommended Dr. Bill Culp at the UC Davis veterinary hospital, who has been performing a minimally invasive procedure to correct shunts in dogs for many years. Luckily for Rhyme, Dr. Culp has also utilized this technique in cats when presented with a similar scenario.

Dr. Jenessa Gjeltema Treats Creatures Great and Small

June 28, 2019
As one of only 215 board-certified zoological veterinarians in the world, Dr. Jenessa Gjeltema is rarer than some of the endangered animals she treats at the Sacramento Zoo.

Cough and respiratory distress - 8 year old cat

June 26, 2019
8-year-old female spayed domestic short hair cat. Historical diaphragmatic hernia incidentally diagnosed three years ago. The patient has been intermittently coughing for the past few years. The past month, the coughing is more frequent / severe, with respiratory distress.

Residents Win National Research Awards

June 25, 2019
Four residents from the UC Davis veterinary hospital recently took home research awards from the 2019 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) annual conference. As one of the largest veterinary conferences in the world, ACVIM receives resident research submissions from some of the best and brightest young minds in veterinary medicine.

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