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UC Davis Receives $845 Million in Research Funding: Vet Med Garners Top Award

September 13, 2019
UC Davis nearly matched its record level of annual research funding in 2018-19, receiving $845.5 million in grants and contracts. Last year’s top award of $34.9 million from the California Department of Food and Agriculture went to the veterinary school's California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System, which safeguards public health by providing diagnoses for animal diseases, including those affecting humans. 

Exotics Team Treats 61-Year-Old Tortoise

September 13, 2019
Mohave, a 61-year-old desert tortoise, was recently brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital for a recurrence of bladder stones. Thanks to a minimally invasive procedure that saved his shell, and a UC Davis alumna connecting with her alma mater, Mohave is on the mend.

How to Assess and Manage Wildlife Intrusion Risk on Your Farm

September 10, 2019
To protect the public from foodborne illness, vegetable growers must identify and manage against possible environmental sources of contamination — such as intrusion and defecation by wild animals — to ensure public health concerns remain minimal.

Racing for Research

September 05, 2019

Dr. Tim Helms ’04, DVM ’10 goes the extra mile when it comes to caring for his patients and advancing animal health. Last December, he completed the XTERRA World Championship triathlon to inspire donations for the Companion Animal Memorial Fund (CAMF). Helms and his team at the Central Animal Hospital in Petaluma, California, generously raised $1,500 for the fund.

Three-Day Eventing Horse Returns to Training Following Colic Surgery

September 04, 2019
Monty, a 6-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, was down and displaying signs of colic when owner Ashley Aguado received the late-night call that he was sick. She rushed to him and found her three-day eventing horse in a dire condition. “When I arrived, Monty’s face was cut up from all the rolling he was doing,” said Aguado. “He was sweating and just didn’t look good overall.”

The Call of the Wild

August 29, 2019
Dr. Jackie Gai ’01 serves as the director of veterinary services for the Performing Animal Welfare Society and works with elephants, lions, tigers and bears. But she still has a soft spot for ducks.

Poultry Pestilence Prompts Vigilance in Bay Area

August 26, 2019
The 2019 edition of the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop has been scratched due to Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND), a highly contagious and fatal viral disease affecting all species of birds – including poultry.