News & Events

Summer Programs Prepare Future Veterinarians

July 20, 2018
While part of UC Davis seems to operate at a slower pace in the summer, the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is buzzing with activity as we host six different pre-veterinary programs for elementary to college students. This outreach is designed to show younger kids what being a veterinarian is like and to prepare older students for careers in veterinary medicine and research.

Remembering Dr. Doug Herthel, a Pioneer of Equine Medicine

July 13, 2018

Doug Herthel, DVM, passed away July 11, 2018. Dr. Herthel, 71, earned his undergraduate degree from UC Davis and was a member of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Class of 1971. It was at UC Davis where he met his wife, Sue. Shortly after completing his DVM studies, Dr. and Mrs. Herthel founded what would become the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, California.

Farewell and Thank You to 2018 Retirees

June 28, 2018
In his State of the School address, Dean Michael Lairmore thanked the following faculty retirees for their many years of service: Carolyn Craig, Rance LeFebvre, James MacLachlan, Chuck Mohr, Peter Moore, Jorge Nieto, Peter Pascoe, Fern Tablin and David Wilson.

Johnson and Lairmore Conduct Leadership Orientation in Washington

June 11, 2018

AAVMC President Dr. Calvin Johnson, dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and President-Elect Dr. Michael Lairmore, dean of the University of California – Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, devoted a day in May to learning more about the people and programs at the AAVMC.

Veterinary Hospital Celebrates 2018 Outstanding Staff Award Recipients

June 04, 2018

Dr. Jane Sykes, chief veterinary medical officer of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), and Joy Hoover, hospital administrator, hosted the 2018 hospital staff awards ceremony Friday, June 1st. Faculty and staff gathered to recognize colleagues for their outstanding efforts and achievements.

Dean Lairmore’s State of the School 2018

June 01, 2018

In his annual State of the School address on May 25th, Dean Michael Lairmore congratulated the school’s community in achieving the top spot among veterinary schools in the world by QS World University Rankings for the fourth year running.

Commencement 2018--Live Long and Prosper

May 29, 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 who received their degrees from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in its 67th Commencement Ceremony held at the Mondavi Center on May 26th. Among those graduating were 133 DVM students, 30 residents and seven students in the Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine program.