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Welcome Class of 2025

Families, friends, faculty and staff gathered at the UC Davis Mondavi Center to welcome 150 new students into the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2025 on August 20.

UC Davis Appoints New Dean of Veterinary Medicine

The University of California, Davis today (August 10) named Mark Stetter, dean and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, as the new dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). He will officially step into the position on October 18.

UC Davis Plays Significant Role in 50% Decline in California Racehorse Fatalities

The California Horse Racing Board recently reported a 50% decline in equine fatalities in California horse racing, dropping from 144 to 72 over the past two years. Trending downward since 2005, the number of equine fatalities declined by an impressive 40 percent over the last fiscal year alone. Decades-long efforts, many in partnership with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, contributed to this progress.

Dr. Mathieu Spriet Selected to Australian Horse Racing Panel

UC Davis veterinary radiologist and pioneering researcher of equine PET scanning, Dr. Mathieu Spriet was recently selected as one of three veterinary specialists who will review all diagnostic imaging of horses competing in Australia’s 2021 Victorian Spring Racing Carnival.

Protecting Animals When Disaster Strikes

UC Davis leaders, veterinarians, and California legislators today unveiled a new emergency program to help rescue animals in disasters. Called the California Veterinary Emergency Team and administered by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the program will support and train a network of government agencies, individuals, and organizations to aid domestic animals and livestock during emergencies.

In Memoriam - Dr. Timothy O'Brien

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Timothy O’Brien on July 26, 2021. Professor of Radiology and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists (ACVR), Dr. O’Brien served on the SVM faculty for 39 years.