In Memoriam—Dr. Gordon Theilen

July 07, 2020

We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Gordon Theilen on June 30th at the age of 92. As one of the school’s distinguished emeritus professors, Theilen was internationally renown as a veterinary comparative scientist and a pioneer in the field of veterinary clinical oncology.

UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Launches New Website, DNA Tests

June 15, 2020

 

The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has launched an updated and advanced website along with several new tests for veterinary community. As the VGL is one of the foremost genetic testing laboratories in the world, the new site and tests will bring yet another level of global impact to the top-ranked veterinary school.

Reaffirming our Commitment to Community and Social Justice

May 31, 2020
The news of the past week of COVID-19 fatalities passing 100,000 and the brutal killing of George Floyd reinforce to me the critical importance of our Principles of Community. We are a community that prides itself on its diversity and inclusion, and understands that we are comprised of individuals having many perspectives and identities. The pandemic and its disproportionate effects on communities of color dramatically illustrate the failures of our healthcare and social justice systems in the United States and around the world.

Congratulations Class of 2020!

May 22, 2020
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! During the midst of a global pandemic, the UC Davis veterinary medicine community held a virtual 69th Commencement Ceremony on May 22nd to honor 147 DVM graduates.

2020 State of the School

May 21, 2020
In Dean Michael Lairmore’s annual State of the School address on May 21st, he congratulated the school for being named #1 again world-wide by QS World Rankings.

Honoring the School's 2020 Retirees

May 14, 2020
The School of Veterinary Medicine honors this year's retirees. They have all contributed to the school's excellence in teaching, research and outreach.

Improving Disaster Response for Animals 

May 08, 2020
With the assistance of faculty mentors, John Madigan and Lais Costa, fourth-year student Hayley Dieckmann published “Implementation of an Animal Health Database in Response to the 2018 California Camp Fire,” which appears in this month’s Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

In Memoriam—Dr. Walter Hughes

May 06, 2020
We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Walter Hughes on April 26th. He was a member of the first class of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to graduate in 1952. 

Dean Lairmore's weekly COVID-19 update – May 4, 2020

May 04, 2020

To the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine community:
 
“A great hallmark of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere.”  -- Wayne Dyer
 

UC Davis Vet Med Launches New Ask Me Anything Series

May 01, 2020
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! At least to many of your burning pet questions. UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has launched a new Instagram “Ask Me Anything” series and we’ll be covering a variety of topics.

Dean Lairmore's weekly COVID-19 update – April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020
Recently, it seems like we are constantly working to meet the challenges that this pandemic is putting us through, but last week it felt like we were all able to pause, look around, and express thanks to each other.

Dean Lairmore's weekly COVID-19 update – April 6, 2020

April 06, 2020

To the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine community:

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle

As we enter another week, I want to thank you for your continued flexibility and patience. The disruptions and tragic consequences of the pandemic to our society and the global community are unprecedented. We are learning daily how to interact and perform our jobs in new ways to protect our safety, yet continue to move forward.