Dr. Lisa Miller Elected as AAAS Fellow

November 24, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Miller, one of 11 UC Davis professors elected in this year’s class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

School Celebrates Creation of New Presidential Endowed Chair

November 19, 2020
On November 18, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine celebrated the creation of a new Presidential Chair that was the fruit of a two-decade relationship with the school and the Messmer family. Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy was introduced as the inaugural chairholder of the Messmer Family Presidential Chair in the Companion Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service at the virtual event.

Dr. Stephen White Wins National Dermatology Award

November 12, 2020
Dr. Stephen White has been named the 2020 recipient of the Frank Kral Award presented by the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession and the specialty of veterinary dermatology.

Dean Lairmore's COVID-19 update – Nov 9, 2020

November 10, 2020

I know that this has been a stressful year in so many ways, yet we are seeing bright spots. We are past a contentious election that has been hard on many people. I thank everyone who participated in our democratic process and voted, and wish my congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.  

CAHFS Team Brings Home Awards

November 04, 2020
Three members of the California Animal Health & Food Safety (CAHFS) lab team received awards at the recent virtual meeting of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians/United States Animal Health Association. Congratulations to Drs. Kris Clothier and Omar Gonzalez Viera, and Mindy Plunkett.

2020 Fall Faculty Reception

October 22, 2020
Dean Michael Lairmore welcomed new individuals to the school’s community during the annual Fall Faculty Reception on October 22 (held virtually this year) and acknowledged those in outgoing and incoming leadership roles. The school also honored faculty members with awards for excellence in teaching and research, along with others honored for their service.

In Memoriam—Dr. William R. Pritchard

October 19, 2020

Nov 15, 1924 — Oct 18, 2020

Dr. William Roy Pritchard (Bill) was a farmer, a father, a husband, a nature lover, an outdoorsman, a scientist, a military veteran, a professor and a dean. But mostly he was an achiever, leaving behind a distinguished legacy and an enormous body of work in the areas he chose to pursue. His profession, veterinary medicine, became his lifelong devotion and the pursuit of scientific innovation and the development of a world-class teaching and research program in that field was his driving force.

UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Aims to Raise $500 Million in University’s Fundraising Campaign

October 11, 2020

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis is taking one of the lead roles in the university’s new $2 billion fundraising campaign, “Expect Greater: From UC Davis, For the World.” This marks the largest philanthropic endeavor in the university’s history, and the school’s 25% portion of the goal is also its largest fundraising challenge.