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Training the Veterinarians of Tomorrow

January 10, 2017

A veterinary student’s curriculum involves three years of intensive coursework and one final year of clinical instruction. Training more than 135 fourth-year DVM students annually, the UC Davis veterinary hospital wholeheartedly embraces its responsibility of being a teaching institution. Each student is closely supervised by faculty and resident veterinarians in order to ensure proper training, and that every animal is given the best possible care.

Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy Recognized for Conservation Work in New Zealand

January 10, 2017

For more than a decade, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy has aided a conservation group in New Zealand working to save a critically endangered parrot species. The kakapo is a large, flightless nocturnal parrot indigenous to New Zealand. With only 164 remaining on Earth, the kakapo has benefited from Dr. Paul-Murphy’s involvement.


January 06, 2017

Appraising a horse by physical appearance alone is a thing of the past in the world of equine breeding and selling. Thanks to rapidly changing advancements in technology, horse owners, breeders and enthusiasts can learn more about their horses now than ever before.

Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak at Winter Conference

January 05, 2017

Dr. Temple Grandin will serve as the plenary speaker for the Winter Conference on Jan 7-8. The event features a variety of topics for veterinary professionals and the animal-owning public.

Dr. John M. Adaska Receives 2016 AAVLD E.P. Pope Award

January 03, 2017

Dr. John Alaska, chief of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System’s (CAHFS) Tulare Branch, received the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians’  E. P. Pope Award. 


January 03, 2017

Our Diagnostic Imaging Service plays a vital role in patient care. The advanced imaging modalities utilized at UC Davis provide for some of the most cutting-edge procedures anywhere in veterinary medicine.

Paralyzed Cat Defies Odds and Walks Again Thanks to UC Davis Neurosurgeons

January 01, 2017

Gray, a 9-month-old male cat, was found as a stray in Hawaii and taken in by his new owner. Shortly after settling in with his new family, Gray’s posture became abnormal and his hind limbs splayed outward, severely affecting his ability to walk. He was painful to the touch, and over the next few days, became increasingly immobile. Radiographs taken by a local veterinarian indicated a vertebral disc space narrowing in Gray’s lower back. Within a few days, he was no longer able to walk at all, so his owner researched where to get the best help for Gray. They were soon on their way to California to see neurologists at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

Woodland Police K9 Officer Peydro Released from Hospital

June 06, 2016

After nine days of hospitalization, following an emergency facial procedure and spinal surgery, Woodland (CA) Police K9 Officer Peydro was discharged from the UC Davis veterinary hospital on June 6. Several police officers, family members, and well-wishers were on hand to celebrate his release. Peydro even received a police escort off campus.

Horse Receives Honorary Veterinary Degree from UC Davis

May 26, 2016

At the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday, 137 students received their Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees. In a barn a few hours away, a 19-year-old Thoroughbred horse unknowingly became a doctor also. “Dr. Teddy” received an honorary degree from UC Davis for being a “Master Equine Educator” for the students, having helped them learn equine health at more than two dozen appointments and a lengthy stay at the school’s teaching hospital over the past year.  

Inspiring Letter from Grateful Client

February 25, 2016

After his dog was treated for a stroke, a grateful client wrote an inspiring letter to the hospital to thank them for their compassionate care.

UC Davis Helps Nevada Rancher Introduce Gascon Cattle to United States

January 07, 2016

When rancher Paul Plouviez—owner of the 600,000-acre Bench Creek Ranch east of Fallon, Nevada—noticed that much of the mountainous areas of his large ranch were underutilized by his cattle, he thought back to his native France. He noticed that the terrain and climate of the area, with its extremely hot summers and cold winters, closely resembled the Pyrenees mountain range in southern France. He thought Bench Creek Ranch might be ideal land to raise Gascon cattle, a breed which thrives in the Pyrenees.

Foal Born at UC Davis through Unique In-Vitro Fertilization Process

October 02, 2015

At midnight on a warm summer evening in the barns at the UC Davis veterinary hospital, a first in equine medicine at UC Davis occurred. As Dr. Bruce Christensen, chief of the hospital’s Equine Reproduction Service, watched on, a mare gave birth to the first foal ever born at UC Davis by in-vitro fertilization. Through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), an in-vitro process of impregnating a mare was successful at the renowned veterinary school. This story’s origins, however, go back almost a quarter of a century.

Dog Forges on After Year on Dialysis

June 24, 2015
If you let her off her leash at the front door of the UC Davis veterinary hospital, Bebe, an 8-year-old American bulldog, could probably find her own way to the Hemodialysis Suite. That’s because for the last year, Bebe has been coming to UC Davis twice a week for dialysis treatments. Bebe is so well known that she can’t walk the halls of the hospital without a dozen people stopping her to say hello.