News & Events

Comparative Pathology Lab Wins a 2019 Lab Safety Award

November 05, 2019
The Comparative Pathology Lab (also know as the Imai-Leonard Lab) won a UC Davis Lab Safety Award, presented in October. The Safety Services Lab Safety Awards are part of UC Davis' commitment to recognizing labs with a strong safety emphasis who are doing their part to Think Safe. Act Safe. Be Safe.

Dr. Amy Kapatkin Named President of Leading National Orthopedic Organization

November 01, 2019
Amy Kapatkin, DVM, MS, DACVS, has been named president of AO North America (AONA), a national organization that is focused on musculoskeletal education for physicians and veterinarians. For many years, Dr. Kapatkin has been a member of the veterinary subset of AONA, AOVETNA. Her appointment marks the first-ever AOVETNA member to be elected president of AONA. She is also the first woman and the first veterinarian to be president of the organization.

School Promotes Veterinary Medical Center Campaign

October 29, 2019
The Veterinary Medical Center campaign is the largest fundraising effort ever by a veterinary school. And as it progresses, the school is celebrating the clients, patients and care teams who are the reason behind the center, and provide new tools where hospital personnel can find the latest construction information.

UC Davis Professors Honored by American College of Veterinary Pathologists

October 23, 2019
Three UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty members were recently honored by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Drs. Linda Lowenstine and James MacLachlan were recognized as a distinguished members, while Dr. H. L. Shivraprasad was recognized as an honorary member. 

Kate Hopper Honored with 2019 Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award

September 16, 2019

During the fall faculty reception on September 13, Dr. Kate Hopper was recognized for excellence in teaching critical care and emergency medicine to professional students and residents, and for her international reputation in continuing professional education.

Tom Campi Honored with 2019 Distinguished Service Award

September 16, 2019

During the fall faculty reception on September 13, Dr. Tom Campi ‘89 was recognized for his outstanding and long-standing contributions of time, service, leadership and financial support to further the mission of the school, and the Knights Landing One Health Clinic. 

UC Davis Veterinary Hospital To Open Client Call Center

August 22, 2019
In order to provide better service to clients and improve clinical workflow, the UC Davis veterinary hospital is opening a new call center in late August 2019. Currently, the hospital receives upwards of 1,800 phone calls per day, fielded by 10-15 client service representatives (CSRs) at the busiest times – all of whom are physically located in one of three walk-up reception areas. The new call center will be housed away from the reception areas to give CSRs an opportunity to provide dedicated one-on-one client service.

Dr. Ashley Hill Honored with AVES Honorary Diploma

August 13, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Hill who was recently awarded a 2019 Honorary Diploma from the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES). She received the award at the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Washington, D.C. 

UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Recognizes Outstanding Staff

July 17, 2019
Staff members of the UC Davis veterinary hospital were recently recognized for their dedication to providing the best customer service and contribution to clinical care. Five awards were handed out during the annual hospital staff awards presentation.

VERT Team Honored by State for Camp Fire Response

June 18, 2019
Dr. Howard Backer, Director of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), announced the recipients of the California Emergency Medical Services Camp Fire EMS Awards for 2019. The ceremony took place on June 17, 2019 from 1:45 – 4:00 pm at the Laxson Auditorium, California State University Chico. 

Dr. Danika Bannasch Honored with International Canine Health Award

June 10, 2019
Dr. Danika Bannasch, a renowned geneticist from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, recently received an International Canine Health Award for her role in transforming dog health. As some of Europe’s most prestigious veterinary honors, the awards were organized by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

Giving Back and Looking to the Future

June 03, 2019
Giving Back and Looking to the Future

Dr. John Zimmerman ’60, DVM ’62, cannot thank the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine enough for its impact on his life. After graduation, he worked in dairy production medicine and equine medicine for two years in Los Angeles before establishing the Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service in Petaluma, California, where he has been practicing for 57 years.

“Veterinary medicine has been a great career for me because it is a good fit,” said Zimmerman. “I like cattle and ended up coming back to my hometown. It’s given me a wonderful life.”