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.

Dean Lairmore's weekly COVID-19 update – March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we adapt to this challenging situation. I recognize how difficult these past few weeks have been throughout our community, and the stress that the COVID19 pandemic has had on our daily lives, work, and social interactions.

School Donates Supplies to Medical Center

March 26, 2020
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is donating thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment to UC Davis Health to aid in their efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19-related update from UC Davis Veterinary Medicine

March 19, 2020

To the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine community:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are keeping the safety of our people and animals and our role in public health foremost in our minds. In this critical period, I want you to know how much we value your support. UC Davis Veterinary Medicine would not exist without its alumni, clients, volunteers, donors and friends.

In Memoriam—Dr. Hanspeter Witschi

January 28, 2020
Hanspeter Witschi, MD, professor emeritus in the Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, passed away on January 18.  

In Memoriam—Dr. Robert (Bob) Leighton

January 28, 2020
We are saddened to share that Dr. Robert (Bob) Leighton passed away on January 22.  He would have been 103 next month.

Associate Professor Chris Barker Named as Chancellor's Fellow

January 22, 2020
UC Davis has named its new class of Chancellor’s Fellows, including the school's Associate Professor Chris Barker, marking the 20th anniversary of the program that provides philanthropic support to exceptional early career faculty members. 

AAEP Honors Dr. David Wilson with Distinguished Educator – Academic Award

December 10, 2019
The American Association of Equine Practitioners recognized Dr. David Wilson with the Distinguished Educator – Academic Award in honor of his lifelong achievements and contributions to the profession and the equine industry as a leader, clinical instructor, professor, researcher and mentor.

Peter Havel Honored with 2020 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award

December 09, 2019
The AAVMC announced today the recipients of five awards that recognize professional excellence, achievement and service in academic veterinary medicine. Dr. Peter J. Havel from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is the recipient of the 2020 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award.

Professor Nicole Baumgarth Elected as AAAS Fellow

December 03, 2019
Professor Nicole Baumgarth of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was one of 10 UC Davis professors recently elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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.