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Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Maintains Highest Level of Accreditation

The UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) recently maintained the highest level of that can be achieved by testing laboratories. The ISO/IEC 17025 annual accreditation was renewed by the American National Standards Institute National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere, with more than 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries.

VIRC Wins Regenerative Medicine Research Awards at National Conference

UC Davis’ Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures (VIRC) recently attended the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Conference at Colorado State University’s C. Wayne Mcllwraith Translational Medical Institute. VIRC’s award-winning presence at the conference included five podium lectures and three research poster presentations.

UC Davis Resumes Don Low Fellowships

Following a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the Don Low/CVMA Practitioner Fellowship will once again be offered at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The advanced training program for veterinarians provides 20 days of in-depth continuing education (CE) in multiple specialty services. The fellowship can be completed on a flexible basis and earns the participant up to 100 hours of CE credits. Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 academic year (deadline: January 7, 2022).

Campus Paintshop Preserves Racetrack History at Maddy Lab

The black-and-white-striped poles around the outside of the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Maddy Equine Lab are once again fit for the Sport of Kings. The poles are 1/16-mile markers from the Tanforan Racetrack, which operated from 1899 to 1963 in San Bruno, just south of San Francisco. Campus’ Building Maintenance Services’ Paint Shop recently refurbished these artifacts of California's horse racing history.

Global Programs students present videos of summer experiences

Global travel may still be restricted in certain areas of the world, but that didn’t keep UC Davis veterinary students in Global Programs externships and fellowships from exploring professional opportunities this past summer.

Diabetic Dog Has Sight Restored

When Teddy, a 12-year-old border terrier, was diagnosed with diabetes, his care team at the UC Davis veterinary hospital predicted he would eventually go blind. Within five months of the diagnosis, that prediction came true. Cataracts caused by the diabetes had formed in both of Teddy’s eyes completely clouding his vision. But UC Davis veterinary ophthalmologists offered hope, having performed many vision-restoring cataract surgeries over the years.