On March 19, 2021, the UC Davis veterinary hospital virtually hosted its annual Gerald V. Ling Veterinary Intern and Resident Research Day (VIRRS). The day-long event featured short presentations of research findings from house officers (resident, fellow, intern) to fellow house officers, faculty, staff, students, and guests.
On March 26, 2021, equine specialists from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Equine Health, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory joined with the California Department of Food and Agriculture to present “Update on Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy for Equine Practitioners.”
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine is updating its look with a fresh visual identity that draws on the university’s new brand, takes advantage of design technology advancements, and includes a custom illustration of an ancient symbol.
Starlit Sky, 7-year-old female golden retriever, has not had it easy over the past three years since an initial injury to her front left carpus (wrist). Suspected of slipping on a tile floor, she hyperextended the carpal joint which caused her paw to collapse under her leg. The injury was so severe that one veterinarian suggested amputation. Several failed surgeries and a similar injury to her right leg for overcompensation left Starlit Sky in a constant state of pain – wearing braces and enduring rigorous rehabilitation activities, none of which seemed to ultimately solve the problems. Determined to not have this be her fate in life, Starlit Sky’s owner Patricia Chiara took their physical therapist’s advice and brought her to the UC Davis veterinary hospital for an evaluation.
University researchers, members of the veterinary and pet care industry, and government personnel can all benefit from learning more about how research breakthroughs and innovations can be brought to the marketplace.
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine is a community that prides itself on its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and understands that we are comprised of individuals having many perspectives and identities. The commitment to social justice through DEI is ongoing, with a mandate from the school’s strategic plan and direction provided by the Community Council.
Thanks to a university-wide collaboration between veterinarians, physicians, researchers, and biomedical engineers, a groundbreaking clinical trial has been approved in human medicine to treat spina bifida with stem cells.
Thirteen DVM students from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have been selected as recipients of the 2021 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Award. Applications were submitted by more than 1,200 second- and third-year veterinary students from veterinary schools in the United States and the Caribbean. The 13 UC Davis winners are part of 315 total recipients. Each will receive a scholarship of $2,000.
It’s been a joy to not just see signs of spring, but to see signs of change with this pandemic. I do not know what life is going to look like six months from now, but I do have hope that even if we’re still wearing masks that life will be back to some semblance of normalcy.