News

Latest News

Remembering Norman Baker, Member of Inaugural Class of 1952

June 28, 2018

Dr. Norman Baker, DVM, passed away February 16, 2018. Dr. Baker, 91, was a member of the inaugural class of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) in 1952. Following his DVM studies, he completed a PhD in parasitology at UC Davis.

Farewell and Thank You to 2018 Retirees

June 28, 2018
In his State of the School address, Dean Michael Lairmore thanked the following faculty retirees for their many years of service: Carolyn Craig, Rance LeFebvre, James MacLachlan, Chuck Mohr, Peter Moore, Jorge Nieto, Peter Pascoe, Fern Tablin and David Wilson.

Plastic Pollution is a Menace to Birds

June 25, 2018

Lost or abandoned fishing line snares vast numbers of wildlife each year—a problem birders and outdoor groups are trying to combat. 

Read more 

Stem Cell Therapy: Helping Cats with Unresponsive FCGS

June 18, 2018

A rescued domestic shorthaired cat named “Lily” has helped prove the efficacy of a game-changing treatment for feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS), or stomatitis for short. The lucky feline, adopted by Cyndi Luke of Davis, California, had been treated unsuccessfully for three years when she was recruited to take part in a stem-cell therapy trial testing a cutting-edge procedure for the painful oral condition.

Johnson and Lairmore Conduct Leadership Orientation in Washington

June 11, 2018

AAVMC President Dr. Calvin Johnson, dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and President-Elect Dr. Michael Lairmore, dean of the University of California – Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, devoted a day in May to learning more about the people and programs at the AAVMC.

UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Launches Free Public Educational Series

June 08, 2018

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) has launched a public educational series of lectures on animal health topics. The series—entitled “An Evening with Vet Med”—will feature on-campus seminars once a month that are free and open to the public.

Feeding Waste Milk to Calves: Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance

June 07, 2018

An undesired consequence of the use of antimicrobial drugs in cattle is the presence of drug residues and/or metabolites in feces and urine, or in the milk of lactating animals. In lactating dairy cattle, this translates into production losses due to withholding of nonsaleable waste milk containing drug residues.
 

Innovative Research That Saves Lives

June 06, 2018

Scientists are developing more effective treatments and cures for diseases, and this innovative research saves and improves animals’ lives — and can lead to treatments for humans down the road.

In Memory of Dr. Richard L. Crawford, Class of 1963

June 05, 2018

Dr. Richard Leroy Crawford, '63, passed away on Tuesday, May 29th. During his career, he worked with animals like the MGM lion and Lassie as well as zoos, circuses, and other show animals.

UC Davis Neurosurgeons Successfully Remove Brain Tumor, Extending Dog’s Life

June 04, 2018

Dazzy, a 4-year-old male French bulldog, began having seizures and acting aggressive toward strangers – a behavior he had never previously displayed. His owners took him to see their primary veterinarian who ultimately referred them to a neurologist near their home in Southern California. An MRI performed by the neurologist revealed a left intra-axial cerebral mass, most consistent with a glioma (brain tumor).

Veterinary Hospital Celebrates 2018 Outstanding Staff Award Recipients

June 04, 2018

Dr. Jane Sykes, chief veterinary medical officer of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), and Joy Hoover, hospital administrator, hosted the 2018 hospital staff awards ceremony Friday, June 1st. Faculty and staff gathered to recognize colleagues for their outstanding efforts and achievements.