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Support UC Davis on Giving Tuesday

Celebrated this year on November 28, Giving Tuesday is the global movement that reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and radical generosity. We hope you'll consider donating to our people and programs—your contribution goes toward supporting the animals and ecosystems that we cherish and rely on for our shared health.

What to Know About a Mysterious Dog Respiratory Illness

While the UC Davis veterinary hospital has yet to see any patients for a mysterious canine respiratory illness spreading nationwide, veterinarians throughout the country are working collaboratively to determine exactly what may be causing the numerous illnesses.

Disease Discovery in Kittens May Affect Treatment

The two most common causes of death in kittens are diarrhea and severe upper respiratory tract infections. Thanks to a Center for Companion Animal Health grant, UC Davis veterinary scientists have made a small discovery that may give veterinarians a better understanding of one of those issues.

Mentorship Leads to Award-Winning Research

With the largest and most diverse resident training program in the country, UC Davis is able to offer exceptional research opportunities. This unique ability to conduct research during a residency can have profound impact on veterinarians and can shape their career decisions.

Laser Upgrade

Aubrey, an adorable Labrador retriever, suffered from incontinence since her birth in 2020. Because adopters were reluctant to deal with this messy condition, Aubrey was surrendered to a rescue. She was ultimately diagnosed with an ectopic ureter (an abnormal tube from kidney to bladder).

Alumni Spotlight - Ken Gorczyca

Dr. Ken Gorczyca, born an 'army brat' in Philadelphia, currently resides in California, sharing his time between the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County and San Francisco. As an active DVM, Ken gives his time and talent to many areas in the field. Some of which are considered non-traditional. Ken is a nature-based veterinary artist and social activist, an End-Of-Life Doula, a researcher in the healing power of the human-animal bond, and an advocate of integrating spirituality into the work of veterinary science.

Evening of Gratitude

The school celebrated its annual Evening of Gratitude on November 8—honoring our dedicated benefactors and extraordinary students pursuing their dreams of becoming veterinarians.

A Different Kind of Jaws Story

Whether surfing on the way to collecting specimens of arthritic sea lion jaws or being inducted into a professional society normally reserved for physicians, the veterinarian Dr. Boaz Arzi approaches his career and life with equal parts passion and creativity.