News & Events

Thanks to PET, Equine Lameness Research Progressing in Leaps and Bounds

September 07, 2018
Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning technology has been proving its worth in assessing issues in the horse’s foot and the suspensory ligament. The technology has been pioneered by UC Davis, which became the first veterinary hospital in the world to install an equine PET scanner in 2016. Since then, there have been more than 85 equine PET studies.

Pet Prosthetics

August 27, 2018
Artificial limbs and other assistive devices can make a difference in pet mobility and quality of life.

PET Imaging at UC Davis Continues Success

August 23, 2018
Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning technology has now been in place at the UC Davis veterinary hospital for two years. In 2016, UC Davis became the first veterinary hospital in the world to implement an equine PET scanner, and has since added a small animal scanner in 2018.

New Veterinary Diagnostic Partnership Formed

August 23, 2018
GlobalVetLINK (GVL) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Center for Animal Disease Modeling & Surveillance (CADMS) announced Aug. 20 the integration of their software solutions for veterinarians and livestock production personnel to manage diagnostic lab results and improve the speed of health-based decision-making.

UC Davis Advances Regenerative Cures

August 08, 2018
Since 2012, the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures (VIRC) at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) has been committed to transforming the SVM into a national leader for veterinary regenerative medicine. VIRC has established laboratory techniques and animal models that have been used to study regenerative therapies for veterinary and human medicine. It has characterized equine, canine and feline stem cells isolated from different tissues with a focus on adult-derived mesenchymal stem cells.

Animal Lovers: Kids Get a Jump-start on Vet School

August 05, 2018
Spending the day learning about surgical procedures or animal behaviors sounds like the typical schedule for a graduate student at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. But this summer, elementary-aged kids were the ones finding out what it takes to become “animal doctors,” thanks to the first-ever Youth Vet Med Camp.

Summer Programs Prepare Future Veterinarians

July 20, 2018
While part of UC Davis seems to operate at a slower pace in the summer, the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is buzzing with activity as we host six different pre-veterinary programs for elementary to college students. This outreach is designed to show younger kids what being a veterinarian is like and to prepare older students for careers in veterinary medicine and research.

Remembering Dr. Doug Herthel, a Pioneer of Equine Medicine

July 13, 2018

Doug Herthel, DVM, passed away July 11, 2018. Dr. Herthel, 71, earned his undergraduate degree from UC Davis and was a member of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Class of 1971. It was at UC Davis where he met his wife, Sue. Shortly after completing his DVM studies, Dr. and Mrs. Herthel founded what would become the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, California.

Farewell and Thank You to 2018 Retirees

June 28, 2018
In his State of the School address, Dean Michael Lairmore thanked the following faculty retirees for their many years of service: Carolyn Craig, Rance LeFebvre, James MacLachlan, Chuck Mohr, Peter Moore, Jorge Nieto, Peter Pascoe, Fern Tablin and David Wilson.

Johnson and Lairmore Conduct Leadership Orientation in Washington

June 11, 2018

AAVMC President Dr. Calvin Johnson, dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and President-Elect Dr. Michael Lairmore, dean of the University of California – Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, devoted a day in May to learning more about the people and programs at the AAVMC.