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Dog Battles Cancer After Family Loses Everything in Fire

January 12, 2021
The 2020 LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Northern California devastated many lives. None more so than the owners of Quinn, a 12-year-old female Labrador retriever. Just before the fire erupted, Quinn was not feeling herself and was twice taken to her primary veterinarian. After many tests, she came home on the night of August 18. That would be the last time she would be in that home.

UC Davis LIVE on COVID-19 Vaccines

January 11, 2021
Last month saw the first shots of COVID-19 vaccines being given to health care workers at UC Davis and elsewhere. What’s in these vaccines? How do they work, how effective are they, and is this really the beginning of the end of the pandemic? Join us this Thursday, Jan 14th, to hear live from two UC Davis experts in vaccines and vaccination. 

Former Resident Wins National Honor Society Research Award

January 07, 2021
Dr. Mary Thurber, DVM, DACZM, a former UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine resident in zoological medicine, was named a recipient of the 2020 Society of Phi Zeta Research Manuscript Award. Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, annually recognizes two research awards in the Basic Science category and the Clinical Science category.

UC Davis Retains Standing as Best Value Among Veterinary Schools

January 06, 2021
​​​​​​​UC Davis continues to offer the best value among veterinary schools, based on its number one rankings and updated financial information from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Dean Lairmore's COVID-19 Update - Jan 5, 2021

January 05, 2021
We are gratified that the nation’s human health workers have begun to be vaccinated, and I want to update you on what we know regarding vaccination of veterinary health workers.

Dr. Wilson Rumbeiha Named Carnegie Fellow

January 05, 2021
Dr. Wilson K Rumbeiha from the Department of Molecular Biosciences in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.

Novel Treatment Leads to Dog’s Recovery

December 29, 2020

“Case of the Month” – December 2020

Life for Miro, a 5-year-old German shepherd, has been what his owner describes as an “emotional roller coaster” over the past two years. Several peaks and valleys have dotted his metaphorical landscape as he has gone from premiere fitness to dealing with injuries and disease. But a clinical trial at the UC Davis veterinary hospital may have put him back on a positive track.

First Year of Equine PET Scans at Santa Anita is Success

December 22, 2020
One year ago, on December 12, 2019, Santa Anita Park Installed the world’s first MILE-PET device, a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner specifically designed to image standing racehorses. This installation, one of several measures to reduce breakdowns at the racetrack, received a lot of attention at a time when Santa Anita was just coming out of a challenging racing season, with a cluster of horse fatalities early in the year.

UC Davis Veterinary Students Expand Care for Pets of Homeless

December 16, 2020
Crissy Phillips has been a pet owner for many years and grew up with horses and other animals. Nothing has stopped her from providing the best possible care for her animals – not homelessness, not her battle with clinical depression, and not her daily struggles to provide for them. Her dedication shines through—easily apparent as she unveils a thick file of her two cats’ medical records—and just became a bit easier with the opening of a new clinic for pets of the homeless in Davis.

Dean Lairmore's update – Dec 14, 2020

December 14, 2020
While it’s disconcerting that the county had to join the regional stay-at-home order, I am proud of the School of Veterinary Medicine and university community for our excellent overall track record in preventing COVID-19 spread.

Burned Alpacas Hospitalized for Four Months Finally Go Home

December 08, 2020

Average stay in the hospital for the more than 50,000 animals that UC Davis treats every year is less than a week. It is a rare occurrence for an animal to be hospitalized for four months, but two alpacas that the UC Davis veterinary hospital’s Large Animal Clinic treated this fall did just that. Apple Jack and Jasper became household names at the hospital, being seen by nearly every fourth-year veterinary student who had a large animal rotation. The students and technicians even decorated their barn stall for the holidays.

Training the Next Generation of Comparative Oncologists

December 04, 2020
UC Davis is taking a major leap forward in training the next generation of scientists engaged in basic and translational cancer research for animals and humans, thanks to a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 grant.

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