News & Events

MPVM graduate nominated as USDA undersecretary of food safety

The US Department of Agriculture has nominated UC Davis Master in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) graduate Dr. Jose Emilio Esteban for the position of undersecretary for food safety. Esteban, a veterinarian who trained at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, has two degrees from UC Davis, an MPVM and a Ph.D. in epidemiology.

Fall Faculty Reception 2021

The school held its annual Fall Faculty Reception on October 28 and acknowledged those in outgoing and incoming leadership roles, while honoring others with awards for excellence in teaching, research and service.

Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Maintains Highest Level of Accreditation

The UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) recently maintained the highest level of that can be achieved by testing laboratories. The ISO/IEC 17025 annual accreditation was renewed by the American National Standards Institute National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere, with more than 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries.

UC Davis Resumes Don Low Fellowships

Following a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the Don Low/CVMA Practitioner Fellowship will once again be offered at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The advanced training program for veterinarians provides 20 days of in-depth continuing education (CE) in multiple specialty services. The fellowship can be completed on a flexible basis and earns the participant up to 100 hours of CE credits. Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 academic year (deadline: January 7, 2022).

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.