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Information on Animals That Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

April 08, 2020

By February 2020, there was evidence that animals were being infected with SARS-CoV-2. While two dogs (Hong Kong), two cats (Belgium and Hong Kong), and one tiger (New York City) have been infected (as of April 5) with SARS-CoV-2, infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people.

Dean Lairmore's weekly COVID-19 update – April 6, 2020

April 06, 2020

To the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine community:

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle

As we enter another week, I want to thank you for your continued flexibility and patience. The disruptions and tragic consequences of the pandemic to our society and the global community are unprecedented. We are learning daily how to interact and perform our jobs in new ways to protect our safety, yet continue to move forward.

PREDICT Receives Extension for COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response

April 03, 2020
PREDICT will provide emergency support to other countries for outbreak response including technical support for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, through a six-month extension from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, effective April 1.

Genome Variation Gives Insight Into Coronavirus Spread

April 02, 2020
As SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world, its transmission rate has varied alongside variations in its genome, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis.

Osteoarthritis Problems in Three Legged Dogs

April 01, 2020
Osteoarthritis problems in three-legged dogs are one of the biggest challenges owners will face. However, there are many things that can minimize the impact. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Denis Marcelin-Little was recently interviewed by Tripawds, a leading help center for three-legged dogs and cats.

Given Four Weeks To Live, Dog Still Thriving a Year Later

March 30, 2020
Kaiya, a 4-year-old female bloodhound, was visiting the UC Davis veterinary hospital in early 2019 for a routine dermatology appointment. Upon physical examination, Kaiya’s veterinarians discovered several enlarged lymph nodes – beneath her jaw, at the front of her shoulders, in her right groin region, and at the back of her rear legs. Laboratory testing of the nodes came back positive for lymphoma.

Dean Lairmore's weekly COVID-19 update – March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we adapt to this challenging situation. I recognize how difficult these past few weeks have been throughout our community, and the stress that the COVID19 pandemic has had on our daily lives, work, and social interactions.

School Donates Supplies to Medical Center

March 26, 2020
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is donating thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment to UC Davis Health to aid in their efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis Researchers Race to Develop Coronavirus Solutions

March 25, 2020
Clinical pathologists, infectious disease physicians and scientists at the UC Davis Medical Center, School of Medicine, California National Primate Research Center and Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (a unique partnership between the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) are collaborating on new reagents, diagnostic tests and a vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Their goal is to unravel the biology and infectious pathology of this new virus, and to develop means for prevention and ultimately treatment. 

Information on Animals in Regards to COVID-19

March 19, 2020
Many animal owners have been concerned about the possibility of their animals contracting the coronavirus. Dr. Jane Sykes, an internal medicine specialist with special interest in infectious diseases, and the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital has conducted several media interviews recently to discuss the subject. We will continue to update this page with more media on animals and COVID-19 throughout the pandemic.

COVID-19-related update from UC Davis Veterinary Medicine

March 19, 2020

To the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine community:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are keeping the safety of our people and animals and our role in public health foremost in our minds. In this critical period, I want you to know how much we value your support. UC Davis Veterinary Medicine would not exist without its alumni, clients, volunteers, donors and friends.

Bearded Dragon’s Oral Diseases Treated

March 17, 2020
Rex, a 5-year-old male bearded dragon, was brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital following a period of inappetence, lethargy, and dehydration. His mouth appeared very unhealthy, and his owners were concerned that it was the primary cause of his lack of desire to eat and drink. They hoped that the veterinarians in the Companion Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service could help.

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