News

Latest News

UC Davis Honors Dr. Bill Vernau with Distinguished Teacher Award

April 10, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Bill Vernau (BVMS, DVSc, Ph.D.), recipient of the UC Davis Academic Senate’s 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award - Graduate and Professional Teaching. This award recognizes Vernau for his dynamic, knowledgeable and approachable teaching style.   

Vet Med Central Services Receives Kimberly-Clark Greenovation Award

April 10, 2017

UC Davis Vet Med Central Services received the K-C Chelsea Santucci Greenovation Award for leadership in landfill diversion. They achieved one of the highest national metrics in the nitrile glove RightCycle program by recycling 6500 pounds, or 3.0 metric tons, of glove waste in 2016.

Honoring Our Donors at the Evening of Gratitude

April 06, 2017

The school honored scholarship donors and some of their student recipients this week at the annual Evening of Gratitude. The school had been able to provide $6.7 million in total support for our students this year—$2.5 million from gifts and endowments and $4.2 million in grants. That support is made possible by the generosity of our individual, association and corporate scholarship donors.

News!

April 06, 2017

Dr. Melissa Bain participated in an American Veterinary Medical Association press conference today in Los Angeles to kick off awareness programs for National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 9-15, 2017.

News!

April 06, 2017

Sometimes, cliches -- such as dogs chasing after unassuming mail carriers -- exist for a reason. There were thousands of dog attacks on postal workers last year.

Premature Foal Has Long Stay at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital

April 04, 2017

Brave, a newborn male foal, was born five weeks premature and immediately brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital with his dam, Ally, who was also experiencing a life threatening condition with uterine artery bleeding. Upon arrival, the colt was lethargic with diarrhea and mild colic. They were received by the Equine Internal Medicine and Equine Medical Emergency, Critical Care and Neonatology Services. A large team, led by a neonatal specialist, was quickly assembled to care for the pair. An initial physical exam in the Lucy Whittier Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) found signs consistent with a premature foal, pneumonia, and sepsis. Brave's long journey out of the NICU was just beginning.

News!

April 03, 2017

With obesity in cats being a major health problem, veterinary nutritionists at the school are tackling the issue with new approaches. One method they are exploring is the use of probiotics to assess its effect on food intake, body composition and metabolic parameters in healthy, overweight and obese cats.

News!

April 03, 2017

Success is what happens when chance meets preparation—but sometimes you need a little nudge to grab the opportunity. Dr. Derek Cissell, a new assistant professor of diagnostic imaging, was completing a Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Kyriacos Athanasiou, a renowned bioengineer on campus, when a faculty position opened in radiology.

News!

April 03, 2017

Unlike previous research that has found that a group of tool-using Indio-Pacific bottlenose dolphins share a common genetic lineage, a new study (based on DNA data from UC Davis) found that tool use in sea otters is ubiquitous and actually has little to do with genetic ties. This implies they have may have been using tools for many thousands - or even millions - of years.  

News!

April 03, 2017

When your first word is “cat,” it may be an indication that your life’s mission will involve working with animals. That’s certainly the case for Dr. Mary Thurber, a second-year resident with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Zoological Medicine Service. The three-year residency program begins with a one-year rotation through the school’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and the Sacramento Zoo. Now Thurber is spending her second year at the San Diego Zoo, and she’s continuing to add to her impressive lifelong list of accomplishments.

News!

April 03, 2017

Since most captive parrots lead a sedentary lifestyle, a group of UC Davis researchers was interested in learning what effect this had on the birds’ overall health. Was their inactivity a contributing factor in susceptibility to high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) and hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis)? Exercise has been shown to be an important component to manage breakdown of fat (lipid metabolism) in human and poultry studies, and the researchers were curious if increased exercise could improve parrot health as well.

News!

March 28, 2017

A medical and entrepreneurial collaboration is opening our eyes to improvements in effects, access, implementation of a new, safer class of drugs that are crucial in surgical suites worldwide. 

News!

March 27, 2017

A new paper finds endangered orcas face yet another challenge, human pathogens in the marine environment.