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January 11, 2017

Pinnipeds whose eyes are affected by oil contamination and other hazards are benefitting from an antibiotic gel commonly used in human medicine and domestic animals, according to a study by veterinary experts at the Marine Mammal Center.

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.

Residents Win National Awards

January 10, 2017

Two UC Davis veterinary surgery residents won awards at the 2016 American College of Veterinary Surgery annual meeting in Seattle. Two other residents—from other residency training programs but mentored by a UC Davis faculty member—also won awards at the meeting.

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.