News & Events

In Memoriam--Dr. Dale Brooks

April 19, 2019

We are sad to share the April 12th passing of Dr. Dale Brooks, graduate of the class of 1959. He was a well-known and beloved member of our veterinary medicine family at UC Davis.

After working briefly in small animal practice then establishing an equine practice in Malibu, Brooks returned to UC Davis for a CE course in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) in the late 1960s. That experience set his path for the next 35 years as a national leader in the development of LAM including serving as a consultant for NIH, for UC campuses, and other west coast universities.

Building Collaborations to Benefit Human and Animal Health

April 08, 2019
Researchers from the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine, and the Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC), gathered last week in a half-day mixer to foster new collaborations. Three areas of focus included: anesthesia/pain, cardiovascular and orthopedic sciences. 

Dr. Melissa Bain Receives 2019 Companion Animal Welfare Award

March 29, 2019
Dr. Melissa Bain will receive the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s 2019 Companion Animal Welfare Award in July. She is being recognized for her contributions to animal welfare through integrating the field of human-animal interactions with veterinary clinical behavior.

Veterinary School Announces Picnic Day Activities

March 19, 2019
The School of Veterinary Medicine is changing up its Picnic Day activities this year, primarily centering them in and around the Pavilion at the ARC, in an area where there is a high concentration of animal activities. The annual event takes place Saturday, April 13, 2019.

UC Davis Tops US News Veterinary School Rankings for the Fifth Straight Year

March 12, 2019

The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked number one in the United States for the fifth year in a row in the 2020 U.S. News & World Reportveterinary specialty ranking. With this ranking, released March 12, UC Davis has been affirmed as the best in the United States by all three organizations that rank schools of veterinary medicine. 

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Appointed President of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

March 11, 2019

Michael Lairmore, D.V.M., dean of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Lairmore, a veterinarian and scientist who is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, will serve a one-year term through March, 2020.

UC Davis Ranks First in the Nation in Veterinary Science 

February 26, 2019
The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked number one in the United States for the fifth year in a row in the annual 2019 QS World University subject rankings. The rankings, released Feb. 26, placed the school second globally in Veterinary Science. “The continued recognition of UC Davis as a world leader in veterinary sciences is a tribute to our outstanding people and programs that advance the health of animals, people, and our planet,” said the school’s dean, Michael D. Lairmore. 

2018 Elected AAAS Fellows Include Veterinary Faculty

February 14, 2019
Two UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty members—Dr. Philip Kass and Dr. Isaac Pessah—are newly chosen fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which is the world's largest scientific society.

Dr. Beatriz Martínez López Selected as a 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Fellow

January 29, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Beatriz Martínez López on being selected as a 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Fellow! In this 19th year of the program, Chancellor Gary S. May named 10 to the 2019 Class of Chancellor’s Fellow—the university’s annual honors program recognizing associate professors for high achievement in the quality and excellence of research and teaching.

Building a Foundation in Veterinary Business

January 29, 2019
Most veterinarians come to their careers because they love animals—but they may not have the skill set to build a solid business if they pursue a private practice. That’s where UC Davis can help through a new business certificate program designed by experts from its School of Veterinary Medicine and Graduate School of Management (GSM).

California Rises From the Ashes Again

January 16, 2019
In recent years, UC-Davis veterinary faculty and students have been on the front lines for various fires throughout the state, and this year was no different. In fact, the university closed its campus from Nov. 13-15, 2018, because of poor air quality as a result of the Camp Fire, but the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital remained open. In all, faculty and students at the hospital treated about 70 animals, including pigs, goats, sheep, horses, a donkey, cats, and a llama.

Gershwin Named 2018 Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist

January 03, 2019
Dr. Laurel Gershwin has been named as the 2018 Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist by the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI) for lifetime achievement in veterinary immunology. 

UC Davis Responds to the Camp Fire—One Animal at a Time

December 21, 2018
In the aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire in November, the UC Davis veterinary hospital as well as the Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) launched into action. Nearly 70 animals were brought to UC Davis for treatment while hundreds of others were evaluated and treated in the field by VERT. This was a comprehensive team effort, comprised of faculty, veterinary technicians, students and staff.