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Community Surgery Service Accepting New Patients

June 20, 2021
The UC Davis veterinary hospital’s Community Surgery Service is once again accepting small animal patients from the community, as opposed to its shelter-only policy of the past two years.

UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Celebrates Dr. Jane Sykes’ Leadership

June 16, 2021
Dr. Jane Sykes, chief veterinary medical officer, will step down from her leadership role at the UC Davis veterinary hospital following the completion of her 5-year term. Under her leadership, set to expire June 30, the hospital reached new heights of success and continued to grow its reputation as one of the preeminent clinical facilities in the country. The School of Veterinary Medicine is currently conducting a search for her replacement.

UC Davis Standing Equine PET Scanner Now In Use at Golden Gate Fields

June 11, 2021
The UC Davis standing equine positron emission tomography (PET) scanner is officially in use at Golden Gate Fields racetrack in Berkeley, CA, providing imaging at the molecular level to monitor racehorse health and guide training and medical care.

Pascoe Named Interim Dean of Vet Med

June 11, 2021
UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May has named Professor John Pascoe, executive associate dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine for 25 years, to serve as the school’s interim dean effective July 1.

Donations Allow UC Davis To Increase Nation’s Largest House Officer Program

June 02, 2021
Thanks to corporate and private donations, the nation’s largest veterinary house officer (residents, interns, fellows) program at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine just got even larger. The advanced training programs for veterinarians range from one year (fellowships and internships) to two-four years (residencies). Following completion of residency programs, veterinarians are able to sit for rigorous testing procedures to seek board certification in a specialty area of veterinary medicine (internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, cardiology, etc.).

DNA Found in Scat Helps Scientists Learn About Sierra Nevada Red Fox

June 01, 2021
Since 2011, Cate Quinn, a post-doctoral researcher in UC Davis’ Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Unit within the school, has been studying the fox by collecting its scat (the term preferred over poop, at least in the science world).

State of the School 2021

May 21, 2021
Dean Michael Lairmore offered his final State of the School address on May 20, looking back on the past academic year and acknowledging the many accomplishments of the veterinary medicine community.

Understanding Immunity to Chlamydia Opens Possibility of Vaccine

May 20, 2021
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. New work from the Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases at UC Davis shows that it may be feasible to create a vaccine against the bacterial infection.

UC Davis Veterinary Student Elected President of National Board Focused on Diversity

May 19, 2021
Ruth Goins, a second year DVM student at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was recently elected president of the Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE), a student-led organization promoting diversity. With diversity-building experience from a previous position, as well as her current presidency of a local VOICE chapter, Goins looks to continue that leadership as she transitions to the national level this fall.

Air Quality Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s

May 17, 2021
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk for age-related dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease in a rodent model study.

UC Davis Launches Second Season of ‘Deans Discuss’ Podcast Series

May 12, 2021
What do human and veterinary medicine have in common? More than just a global pandemic, as UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Michael Lairmore explore in the first episode of the second season of their Deans Discuss podcast this week.

Following Six Months of Recovery at UC Davis, Severely Burned Cat Gets Adopted

May 11, 2021
More than six months after being severely burned in California’s North Complex Fire, a cat treated at the UC Davis veterinary hospital has finally fully recovered and found his forever home. In the fall of 2020, thousands of animals were affected by the fire, and Jam, an approximately 2-year-old male cat, suffered some of the most horrific injuries of any of them.

Dr. Kim Dodd Honored with Young Alumna Award

May 10, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly A. Dodd, Ph.D. ’14, D.V.M. ’15 upon receiving the Young Alumna Award from the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) on May 7.