Thank you for attending the virtual Spring Alumni Open House

If you were unable to attend, please see below for available recordings.

For a more comprehensive overview please join Dean Lairmore for the State of the School Address on Thursday, May 20th from 3-4:30 p.m.

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Behind the Scenes Tour



Schalm Lecture April 30, 2021

How do we discover new viruses, especially those that have an impact on animal health? In her lecture “Viral Discoveries: The Impact of Hidden Viruses,” pathologist Dr. Patricia Pesavento walks viewers through the process and shares her passion for virology. The process is not an easy one, but it is certainly a fascinating one. The Pesavento Laboratory at UC Davis has identified or collaborated to characterize nearly 30 novel viruses in the past 10 years. Today, Dr. Pesavento takes a deep dive into the discovery of amdoparvovirus in red pandas, an endangered species with fewer than 10,000 remaining on Earth.

Schalm Lecture May 1, 2021

In today’s second installment of the annual Schalm Lecture, Dr. Patricia Pesavento presents “Persistent Viruses: Potential Outcomes (What are we missing?).” The self-proclaimed “virus hunter” continues her love of virology with a presentation on how viruses are affecting animal health and what more can be done to discover the true negative impact of these viruses. You’ll find her hunt for the origin of a rare analogous tumor in West Coast raccoons to be fascinating.

Talent Show



Panel Discussion

Drs. Carrie Finno, Michael Kent, Joie Watson, and Jane Sykes, as well as DVM student Prathima Garudadri, join emcee Dr. Michael Lairmore to discuss how the pandemic affected the School of Veterinary Medicine, from research to clinical activities to student learning. Thankfully, the school was able to maintain its operations after adapting to new protocols. Support from donors, clients, and other constituents helped tremendously in our ability to be a consistent resource for our community.

Student Club Showcase

Representatives from various UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine student clubs give a brief overview of their clubs and participate in a viewer Q&A. Learn how you can support these students in their academic endeavors.

Class Giving Opportunities

  • Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship Endowment
  • The Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship Endowment supports the annual lectureship. Thanks to the generous support of individuals and organizations over the years, admission to the Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship remains free of charge. Gifts to the endowment help keep the event free to attendees so that we can continue to present the exceptional speakers and programs.

    Please consider making a gift to support the Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship Endowment.
  • Additional School of Veterinary Medicine Giving Opportunities
  • The top-ranked School of Veterinary Medicine delivers state-of-the-art clinical care while providing training opportunities and clinical experiences for DVM students.

    Consider supporting the School of Veterinary Medicine through one of these FUNDS, or if your class has a class gift set up, you can find it and make a gift HERE

    If you are interested in starting a class giving opportunity, please contact Andrew Paske, Assistant Director of Development, at I 530-752-0595.