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Hunting for a Reprieve from Cancer

As a bird dog, Josie is one of the best. The 9-year-old chocolate lab goes everywhere with her owner and is a popular guest at the Cordelia Duck Club, tucked away in the Suisun Marsh. She is very social, extremely good at her sport and would really be missed if she weren’t around.

We Have A Lot to Learn from Dogs Fighting Cancer

When it comes to dog years, cancer can have a big impact. Dogs 10 years and older have a 50% chance of dying from cancer, and human oncologists are studying the disease in canines in the hopes of benefiting both animals and humans.

Month-Long Radiation Treatments Help Dog Recover from Non-Surgical Tumor

Porsche, a 4-year-old female boxer, had a lipoma surgically removed from her hip and lower back in 2019. But when it came back even worse in 2020, her primary veterinarian referred her to the Oncology Service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. So, her owners Chuck and Jennifer drove the 90 minutes to campus for a consult with the oncologists.

Hemodialysis Available for Southern California Patients

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

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

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.

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

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.