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Congratulations to 2018 Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

May 25, 2018

Each year, the School of Veterinary Medicine honors distinguished graduates with Alumni Achievement Awards. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the school. Honorees may be graduates of the school's DVM, MPVM, and graduate academic (M.S., Ph.D.) programs, or individuals who have completed internships or residencies. Award recipients are recognized during the annual State of the School Address and formal award presentations are made during the school’s Commencement Ceremony in May.

Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little Honored with 2018 BioMedtrix Distinguished Teaching Award

May 25, 2018

At the Total Joint Conference held May 18-19 in Chicago, Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little was recognized with the 2018 BioMedtrix Distinguished Teaching Award. He is well known for his outstanding teaching efforts and involvement in more than 30 courses related to various aspects of joint replacement surgery over the past 15 years.

UC Davis Participates in Simulation Exercise for Foot-and-Mouth Disease

May 24, 2018

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in livestock can be devastating—not only to the animals affected and those who own them, but to the agricultural economies of impacted countries. To prevent a similar situation from happening in this country, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in conjunction with several state departments of agriculture and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) led a 3-day foot-and-mouth simulation exercise.

First Pets Around the World

May 24, 2018

The types of creatures children grow up with can depend on where they live.

Million Cat Challenge Reaches Goal Early

May 22, 2018

The Million Cat Challenge has reached its goal of saving a million shelter cats in five years--a year ahead of schedule. After more than 1,000 animal shelters in North America joined forces to save the animals, the campaign announced last week that it has exceeded that number just four years after the campaign’s launch. 

Virulent Newcastle Disease Outbreak Info

May 21, 2018

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has identified a case of Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles County. The case was detected at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory (CAHFS).

Some Calories More Harmful Than Others

May 15, 2018

While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role in chronic health problems. The disease risk increases even when the beverages are consumed within diets that do not result in weight gain.

Celebrating the 2018 El Blanco Award Recipients

May 09, 2018

The School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that the 2018 El Blanco Award recipients are: Tom and Julie Atwood, and the DMARLOU Foundation in memory of Dorothy & Martell Kaliski. This award recognizes significant contributions that animal owners and other benefactors have made to clinical veterinary medicine.

Congratulations to Our New Phi Zeta Society Members!

May 08, 2018

At an induction ceremony held May 1st, the prestigious Society of Phi Zeta, Lambda Chapter, welcomed 35 new members (20 seniors/15 juniors). Phi Zeta is the honor society of veterinary medicine which recognizes the scholastic achievement of junior and senior students and recent veterinary graduates. The society’s objective is to recognize and promote scholarship and research in matters pertaining to the welfare and diseases of animals.

Dean Michael Lairmore Appointed to NIH Council of Councils

May 08, 2018

Dean Michael Lairmore has been appointed to a prestigious five-year term on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils. He will join the group of other scientists in the first meeting of newly appointed members next week.

Dr. Temple Grandin Visits Vet Med

May 07, 2018

Nearly 200 people (primarily in person and some via the online webinar) had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Temple Grandin and other dynamic speakers at the April 28th Continuing Education event for the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine focused on “Translational Discoveries at Birth and End of Life.”

Successful Cancer Clinical Trial at UC Davis Extends Dog’s Life

May 05, 2018

Boone, a 9-year-old male greater Swiss mountain dog, was previously diagnosed with stage 3 malignant oral melanoma based on the size of the tumor and spread of the tumor to his lymph nodes. He participated in a clinical trial that has given him a new lease on life.