Honoring the Life of Dr. Ben Norman

October 02, 2018
Dr. Benny “Ben” Norman, a long-time UC Davis Extension Veterinarian and mentor to many at the School of Veterinary Medicine over the years, died on August 17 at the age of 82. Norman was a 1960 Oklahoma State University DVM graduate and also had an M.S. degree in veterinary pathology (1966), a Ph.D. degree in Animal Nutrition (1970), both from OSU, and an MPVM degree from UC Davis (1996).

Remembering Dr. Doug Herthel, a Pioneer of Equine Medicine

July 13, 2018

Doug Herthel, DVM, passed away July 11, 2018. Dr. Herthel, 71, earned his undergraduate degree from UC Davis and was a member of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Class of 1971. It was at UC Davis where he met his wife, Sue. Shortly after completing his DVM studies, Dr. and Mrs. Herthel founded what would become the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, California.

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.

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.

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.