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In Memoriam--Dr. Dale Brooks

April 19, 2019

We are sad to share the April 12th passing of Dr. Dale Brooks, graduate of the class of 1959. He was a well-known and beloved member of our veterinary medicine family at UC Davis.

After working briefly in small animal practice then establishing an equine practice in Malibu, Brooks returned to UC Davis for a CE course in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) in the late 1960s. That experience set his path for the next 35 years as a national leader in the development of LAM including serving as a consultant for NIH, for UC campuses, and other west coast universities.

Applying Tech Innovation to Improve Animal Health

April 16, 2019
Keith Sollers has been announced as one of two new Innovator Fellows for Spring 2019 by the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health. He's working with Dr. Beatriz Martínez López to improve precision epidemiology for livestock through technology.

Building Collaborations to Benefit Human and Animal Health

April 08, 2019
Researchers from the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine, and the Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC), gathered last week in a half-day mixer to foster new collaborations. Three areas of focus included: anesthesia/pain, cardiovascular and orthopedic sciences. 

Pre-empting zoonotic disease threats

April 03, 2019
A multimillion-dollar Defense Department grant is helping veterinary researchers predict the emergence of highly pathogenic zoonotic viruses and prevent them spilling over to humans.

UC Davis Ophthalmologists Save Dog’s Eyes Following Accident

April 02, 2019
Rally, a 1-year-old female Labrador retriever, was accidentally shot while on a hunting excursion, with both of her eyes sustaining major trauma. She was referred her to the Ophthalmology Service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital who helped save her vision.

Virulent Newcastle Disease Outbreak Threatens Poultry

March 31, 2019
Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) is a poultry disease that has not been seen in California since 2002. It has recently re-emerged and represents a serious threat to backyard and commercial flocks.

Dr. Melissa Bain Receives 2019 Companion Animal Welfare Award

March 29, 2019
Dr. Melissa Bain will receive the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s 2019 Companion Animal Welfare Award in July. She is being recognized for her contributions to animal welfare through integrating the field of human-animal interactions with veterinary clinical behavior.

Study Finds Nearly a Third of Cat Owners Use Food Puzzles

March 27, 2019
Thirty percent of cat owners surveyed use food puzzles, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Davis. The puzzles benefit domestic cats by bringing out their natural foraging behavior.

Grayson-Jockey Club Approves $1.3 Million for Equine Research

March 25, 2019
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation board of directors announced March 25 that it has authorized $1,338,858 to fund eight new projects at seven universities (including UC Davis), nine continuing projects, and three career development awards to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses.

Veterinary School Announces Picnic Day Activities

March 19, 2019
The School of Veterinary Medicine is changing up its Picnic Day activities this year, primarily centering them in and around the Pavilion at the ARC, in an area where there is a high concentration of animal activities. The annual event takes place Saturday, April 13, 2019.

UC Davis Tops US News Veterinary School Rankings for the Fifth Straight Year

March 12, 2019

The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked number one in the United States for the fifth year in a row in the 2020 U.S. News & World Reportveterinary specialty ranking. With this ranking, released March 12, UC Davis has been affirmed as the best in the United States by all three organizations that rank schools of veterinary medicine. 

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Appointed President of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

March 11, 2019

Michael Lairmore, D.V.M., dean of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Lairmore, a veterinarian and scientist who is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, will serve a one-year term through March, 2020.