Human & Animal Health

Can Pets Contract Coronavirus from Humans or Vice Versa?

February 06, 2020
Dr. Niels Pedersen, a distinguished emeritus professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and a renowned expert on infectious and immunologic diseases in dogs and cats, says our pets are not at risk of contracting the Wuhan coronavirus.

Celebrating National One Health Awareness Month in January

January 10, 2020
As we start a new decade, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is participating in a national campaign to promote the value of One Health, a collaborative approach to finding new solutions that benefit animal, human and environmental health.

Rectal Microbes Influence Effectiveness of HIV Vaccine

December 13, 2019
Microbes living in the rectum could make a difference to the effectiveness of experimental HIV vaccines, according to research led by Smita Iyer, assistant professor at the UC Davis Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases and School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Mapping the Pathway to Gut Health in HIV and SIV Infections

November 20, 2019
Katti (Horng) Crakes, doctoral student in the schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, served as first author on a UC Davis research study that found that the damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus, was rapidly repaired within five hours of receiving Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria. The outcome lends hope that leaky gut, a common condition among HIV patients, could be effectively treated in the future.

CAHFS Faculty Honored Distinguished Awards for Protecting Food and Animal Health

October 31, 2019

by Caitlin Khorey, Communications intern

Congratulations are due to Drs. Beate Crossley and Francisco Uzal who were recently honored with distinguished awards at the annual meeting of American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA). Crossley and Uzal are both faculty members with the school’s California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS). 

New Approach for Canine Epilepsy

October 30, 2019
Researchers and clinicians at UC Davis veterinary hospital are evaluating a novel technique to better understand and treat canine epilepsy.

USAID Award Supports New $85M Project Led by UC Davis One Health Institute

October 25, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development will award up to $85 million over the next five years to the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute and consortium partners to implement the One Health Workforce—Next Generation project.

MPVM Program Builds Knowledge and Connections

October 21, 2019

When Dr. Tapakorn Chamchoy began looking into programs that would give him solid training in statistical analysis and diagnostic test evaluation, he couldn’t imagine that would involve visiting California dairy farms to obtain fecal slurry samples. But that’s where his Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) degree took him. 

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. 

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.