News & Events

Campus Paintshop Preserves Racetrack History at Maddy Lab

The black-and-white-striped poles around the outside of the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Maddy Equine Lab are once again fit for the Sport of Kings. The poles are 1/16-mile markers from the Tanforan Racetrack, which operated from 1899 to 1963 in San Bruno, just south of San Francisco. Campus’ Building Maintenance Services’ Paint Shop recently refurbished these artifacts of California's horse racing history.

UC Davis Appoints New Dean of Veterinary Medicine

The University of California, Davis today (August 10) named Mark Stetter, dean and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, as the new dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). He will officially step into the position on October 18.
 

Protecting Animals When Disaster Strikes

UC Davis leaders, veterinarians, and California legislators today unveiled a new emergency program to help rescue animals in disasters. Called the California Veterinary Emergency Team and administered by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the program will support and train a network of government agencies, individuals, and organizations to aid domestic animals and livestock during emergencies.

Residents Win National Research Awards

Two residents with the UC Davis veterinary hospital recently won national research awards at the 2021 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum, held virtually this year. The residents—one each in large and small animal services—submitted abstracts that were reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of ACVIM Diplomates.

California Budget Includes Money to Help Homeless Animals

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed budget legislation that includes $45 million in one-time support for a statewide Animal Shelter Assistance Program. The program will be administered by the Koret Shelter Medicine Program, at the University of California, Davis, Center for Companion Animal Health. The increase will be used to fund grants and outreach for the state’s animal shelters over a period of five years.

UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Celebrates Dr. Jane Sykes’ Leadership

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.

Pascoe Named Interim Dean of Vet Med

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.