Dual Degree Program Receives Prestigious NIH Award

September 08, 2020
The UC Davis Veterinary Scientist Training Program (VSTP) celebrates its 20th year of preparing the next generation of veterinary scientists with a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) award. This is the first year that NIH has granted the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) award to colleges or schools of veterinary medicine as the lead institution to support students in a dual degree DVM-PhD program.

Dean Lairmore's COVID-19 update – August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

The LNU Lightning Complex fires are more than 50 percent contained as I write this, and the latest evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings.  Upon learning of the regional fires, our school and veterinary hospital crisis management teams went into action. Although it isn’t over yet, I want to take this opportunity to provide my deep gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the fire response, including the hospital and VERT teams, communications and development teams, and anyone else involved.

Amazon and Congo Basin Focus of New Emerging Infectious Disease Research Center

August 28, 2020
The perimeters of the Amazon and Congo Basin forests are highly vulnerable to new and emerging infectious diseases. A new research center, the EpiCenter for Emerging Infectious Disease Intelligence, will focus on these two regions to advance understanding of how viruses emerge and spill over from wildlife to humans.

Dean Lairmore's COVID-19 Update: Aug 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

I hope that you had time to attend our first virtual White Coat induction ceremony on Friday. I was so thrilled to see the joy of this diverse, talented and dedicated class as they donned their white coats and began the journey to become doctors of veterinary medicine. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the ceremony live, you’ll enjoy reading the wrap up. You can also watch the video of it here.

Welcome to the Class of 2024!

August 14, 2020
​​​​​​​Friends and family from all over the world were able to attend this year’s virtual White Coat Ceremony to welcome the Class of 2024 into the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Pamela Lein Receives Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award

August 14, 2020
Dr. Pamela Lein, a professor in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s department of Molecular Biosciences, was one of 34 faculty members honored by UC Davis Graduate Studies with a Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award.

Discover the Benefits of Pet Insurance

August 03, 2020
Having pet insurance can positively change the life of an animal, like Luna, a 1-year-old Bernese mountain dog who had hip replacement surgery at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. Thanks to her owner’s pet insurance policy, 95 percent of the expenses associated with the surgery were covered, saving her family thousands of dollars.

In Memoriam—Dr. Leland ‘Skip’ Carmichael

July 30, 2020
We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Leland E. (Skip) Carmichael, an esteemed UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine alum from the Class of 1956. He died peacefully on Monday, July 27, in Ithaca, NY, at the age of 90.

Dean Lairmore's COVID-19 Update - July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020

This past week has brought more concerning news to all of us about the recent resurgence of COVID cases in California, and nationally. The continuing challenges our nation faces, as we all attempt to control the pandemic, are complicated by multiple factors, including misinformation about control measures and resource limitations to adequately address the spread of the infection. We find ourselves facing an unprecedented challenge to continue to fulfill our obligations as an essential workforce and our important role to educate the next generation of veterinarians and scientists.

Residents Win National Internal Medicine Awards

July 23, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many veterinary conferences have turned to virtual versions to share best practices, earn continuing education credits, and recognize colleagues for their achievements. At this year’s virtual 2020 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine annual conference, two UC Davis residents earned research awards. Cardiology resident Dr. Ashley Sharpe and livestock medicine resident Dr. Suzanne Clergue both won the Research Poster Presentation Award.

Dean Lairmore's COVID-19 Update—July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020
Our current COVID-19 pandemic has caused all of us to change our plans and adjust to a new reality. As we renew our operations and plan for the new school year, I want to thank you for your patience and the adjustments you’ve made as we navigate these extraordinary times.

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.