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UC Davis Aids Long-Serving K-9 Officer

September 01, 2020
Wildlife Officer Paul Cardoza, a game warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), refers to his partner, K-9 Kilo, as his most trusted piece of equipment. The pair have been together for 11 years. So, when Kilo, a 13-year-old male German shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, was having trouble walking and supporting himself on his hind limbs, Cardoza sought out the specialists at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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.

UC Davis Cares for 1,000 Animals from Wildfires

August 28, 2020
Since August 19, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has been treating animals burned in the devastating LNU Lightning Complex Fire. Using a field-first approach, the school's Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) deployed to Solano and Sonoma Counties to care for animals at evacuation centers and those sheltering in place on ranches. They also conducted search and rescue missions throughout the fire zones. Meanwhile, the veterinary hospital has been able to concentrate on only the most critical cases.

Wildfires: The University Responds

August 28, 2020
Faculty, staff, and students from the School of Veterinary Medicine have responded to the LNU Lightning Complex Fire with a swift deployment of the Veterinary Emergency Response Team in the field and the Disaster Response Committee at the veterinary hospital.

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.

Philanthropic Partnership Aids in Cancer Care

August 24, 2020
Prince, a 9-year-old male standard poodle, was referred to the UC Davis veterinary hospital in 2017 for further evaluation of a lump on his right hind leg. His owner reported it has been there for about a year and had not changed in size.

Big Dogs Face More Joint Problems if Neutered Early

August 17, 2020
Heavier mixed-breed dogs have higher health risks if neutered or spayed early, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study also provides guidance on best age to neuter mixed breeds by weight.

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.

Dog Still Beating the Odds One Year After Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

August 12, 2020
One year ago, Sunny, a 9-year-old male Labrador retriever/pit bull mix, was lethargic and hadn’t eaten in several days. His owner, David Newsom, took him to his primary veterinarian, and x-rays revealed a large mass in his abdomen. Sunny was referred to the UC Davis veterinary hospital for further evaluation.

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.