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Hemodialysis Available for Southern California Patients

February 01, 2021
Hemodialysis is available for Southern California patients at the UC Veterinary Medical Center – San Diego (UCVMC-SD), a satellite facility of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Since 2002, the Advanced Extracorporeal (Hemodialysis) and Urinary Disease Service at UCVMC-SD has been treating life-threatening acute kidney failure and managing long-term renal conditions. Nephrology and urology expertise for less critical conditions is also available. The service also supports a unique fellowship program at UCVMC-SD to expand advanced training in this growing discipline.

Collaborative Outreach Saves Kitten with Rare Disorder

January 28, 2021
When Lucy, a female tabby kitten, was not progressing as much as her littermate, her foster group, the Orphan Kitten Club in San Diego, was at a loss as to the problem. So, OKC’s founder, Hannah “Kitten Lady” Shaw reached out to Dr. Karen Vernau at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. Dr. Vernau’s experience with hundreds of kittens as a faculty mentor of a similar group, UC Davis’ Orphan Kitten Project, led her to believe that Lucy may have hypothyroidism.

Honey Bees Need Veterinarians Too

January 27, 2021
The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security is collaborating on a new course designed to educate veterinarians in treating diseases of honey bees through an award from the USDA Specialty Crop Multi-State Program.

Ocean Toxin a Heartbreaking Threat for Sea Otters

January 26, 2021
Heart disease is a killer threat for southern sea otters feasting on domoic acid in their food web, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis.

Rhesus Macaques Develop Promising Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2

January 26, 2021
In a promising result for the success of vaccines against COVID-19, rhesus macaque monkeys infected with the human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 developed protective immune responses that might be reproduced with a vaccine. Results suggest lasting immunity after infection.

Dog Battles Cancer After Family Loses Everything in Fire

January 12, 2021
The 2020 LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Northern California devastated many lives. None more so than the owners of Quinn, a 12-year-old female Labrador retriever. Just before the fire erupted, Quinn was not feeling herself and was twice taken to her primary veterinarian. After many tests, she came home on the night of August 18. That would be the last time she would be in that home.

UC Davis LIVE on COVID-19 Vaccines

January 11, 2021
Last month saw the first shots of COVID-19 vaccines being given to health care workers at UC Davis and elsewhere. What’s in these vaccines? How do they work, how effective are they, and is this really the beginning of the end of the pandemic? Join us this Thursday, Jan 14th, to hear live from two UC Davis experts in vaccines and vaccination. 

Former Resident Wins National Honor Society Research Award

January 07, 2021
Dr. Mary Thurber, DVM, DACZM, a former UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine resident in zoological medicine, was named a recipient of the 2020 Society of Phi Zeta Research Manuscript Award. Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, annually recognizes two research awards in the Basic Science category and the Clinical Science category.

UC Davis Retains Standing as Best Value Among Veterinary Schools

January 06, 2021
​​​​​​​UC Davis continues to offer the best value among veterinary schools, based on its number one rankings and updated financial information from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).