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USDA Grant to Study Impacts of Livestock Grazing on Cover Crops

May 19, 2020
Livestock grazing could be beneficial for organic farming systems. To see if the practice poses any food safety risks, university, government and nonprofit partners - including the school's Alda Pires - will receive a nearly $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Multistate Program grant to study the impacts of livestock grazing of cover crops on bacterial population dynamics, soil building and environmental health.

UC Davis Surgery Resident Wins National Award

May 19, 2020
Surgery resident Dr. Maureen Griffin was recently awarded the 2020 American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) Resident Achievement Award. The recognition is given annually to a resident in their final year of training who has achieved a high degree of excellence in their chosen specialty.

Honoring the School's 2020 Retirees

May 14, 2020
The School of Veterinary Medicine honors this year's retirees. They have all contributed to the school's excellence in teaching, research and outreach.

Improving Disaster Response for Animals 

May 08, 2020
With the assistance of faculty mentors, John Madigan and Lais Costa, fourth-year student Hayley Dieckmann published “Implementation of an Animal Health Database in Response to the 2018 California Camp Fire,” which appears in this month’s Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

In Memoriam—Dr. Walter Hughes

May 06, 2020
We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Walter Hughes on April 26th. He was a member of the first class of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to graduate in 1952. 

Celebrating UC Davis’ Remarkable Women

May 04, 2020
UC Davis is highlighting 55 of its most significant women in history as part of a celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the admission of women to the University of California, including Drs. Jonna Mazet, Marguerite Pappaioanou and Elizabeth Arnold Stone.

Dean Lairmore's weekly COVID-19 update – May 4, 2020

May 04, 2020

To the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine community:
“A great hallmark of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere.”  -- Wayne Dyer

UC Davis Alters DVM Curriculum Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

May 04, 2020
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) recently altered its curriculum to adjust to the changing academic landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure continuity of student learning in the DVM curriculum, the SVM’s goal was to provide continued access to veterinary training while safeguarding student health and well-being. With that goal in mind, the faculty revamped curriculum delivery for all first- through fourth-year veterinary students.

Heroes During Pandemic Come in All Shapes and Sizes…and Species

May 03, 2020

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home and physical distancing orders, veterinary blood banks worldwide—including the UC Davis veterinary blood bank—are encountering shortages in blood supplies. In order to keep the hospital a safe environment, the blood bank is currently unable to enroll any new donors from the community. This has created a shortage of canine blood products (plasma, red blood cells, platelets) at the hospital.

UC Davis Vet Med Launches New Ask Me Anything Series

May 01, 2020
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! At least to many of your burning pet questions. UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has launched a new Instagram “Ask Me Anything” series and we’ll be covering a variety of topics.

Three Equine Specialties (and a Dedicated Family) Come Together to Heal Horse

April 28, 2020
Cooper, a 16-year-old quarter horse gelding, was brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital after his owner, Robyn Armstrong, noticed spooking behavior over the past few months. Her normally friendly horse was not letting her near him. The hospital’s ophthalmologists noticed an obstruction in Cooper’s vision, but also noticed an unrelated abnormality on his face. The two separate conditions initially concerned Armstrong and set Cooper back a few months, but ultimately, he emerged a much healthier, happier horse.