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.

Teams Shelter, Treat Animals in Record Fire Season

September 30, 2020
Wildfires burned across the Western U.S. in August and September, killing at least 35 people and destroying more than 5,800 buildings. Veterinarians on emergency response teams treated injured animals, helped find and evacuate those in danger, and monitored animals staying on pastures after their owners evacuated.

Dual Degree Program Receives Prestigious NIH Award

September 08, 2020
The UC Davis Veterinary Scientist Training Program (VSTP) celebrates its 20th year of preparing the next generation of veterinary scientists with a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) award. This is the first year that NIH has granted the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) award to colleges or schools of veterinary medicine as the lead institution to support students in a dual degree DVM-PhD program.

Dean Lairmore's COVID-19 update – August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

The LNU Lightning Complex fires are more than 50 percent contained as I write this, and the latest evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings.  Upon learning of the regional fires, our school and veterinary hospital crisis management teams went into action. Although it isn’t over yet, I want to take this opportunity to provide my deep gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the fire response, including the hospital and VERT teams, communications and development teams, and anyone else involved.

Amazon and Congo Basin Focus of New Emerging Infectious Disease Research Center

August 28, 2020
The perimeters of the Amazon and Congo Basin forests are highly vulnerable to new and emerging infectious diseases. A new research center, the EpiCenter for Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence, will focus on these two regions to advance understanding of how viruses emerge and spill over from wildlife to humans.

Dean Lairmore's COVID-19 Update: Aug 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

I hope that you had time to attend our first virtual White Coat induction ceremony on Friday. I was so thrilled to see the joy of this diverse, talented and dedicated class as they donned their white coats and began the journey to become doctors of veterinary medicine. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the ceremony live, you’ll enjoy reading the wrap up. You can also watch the video of it here.