75th Anniversary Gala Celebrates Milestone with Support for Future Veterinary Leaders


The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will close its 75th anniversary year with a gala on June 29, 2024, at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. With a Western theme that guests can hang their hats and spurs on, the gala will raise funds for scholarships, nurturing the next generation of veterinary leaders.

Olympic champion figure skater and animal owner Brian Boitano will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.


Compassionate Giving to the Companion Animal Memorial Fund


A heartfelt acknowledgment letter from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine honoring a pet is so very meaningful to a client.” — Dr. Alison Pillsbury

Dr. Alison Pillsbury ’88 has provided exceptional care for animals for more than 30 years in Sutter Creek, California, and the surrounding Amador County. She helps fulfill the emergency veterinary needs of the community and offers general health care practice for the pets and wildlife of Amador County through a practice established in 2015—Acorn Hills Animal Center/Amador Veterinary Emergency Clinic.

“Assistant Manager” Cat Gets Cancer Treatment and Moves Research Forward


What should a business owner do when a favorite employee gets cancer? What if that employee is a cat? When Horatio, “Assistant Manager Cat” of Seventh Son Brewing Co. in Columbus, Ohio—loved by guests and staff alike—was diagnosed with fibrosarcoma, the brewery took an unconventional approach to help both Horatio and the species. Seventh Son opened a GoFundMe for which 50 percent of the proceeds go to Horatio’s treatment, and the other 50 percent to the UC Davis Feline Cancer Research Fund and an Ohio organization dedicated to saving pets' lives through funding veterinary care.

Support UC Davis on Giving Tuesday

Celebrated this year on November 28, Giving Tuesday is the global movement that reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and radical generosity. We hope you'll consider donating to our people and programs—your contribution goes toward supporting the animals and ecosystems that we cherish and rely on for our shared health.

Philanthropic Fund Helps Dog Beat Cancer

Scruffy, an 11-year-old male Australian shepherd mix, was successfully treated with radiation therapy at the UC Davis veterinary hospital for his nasal mass.

Celebrating A Decade Cancer Free

Tiddles was a 4-year-old Papillon when he was diagnosed in 2011 with a brain tumor. His referring veterinarian gave him approximately 2 months to live. Other documented cases showed that, even with innovative treatments, he would probably not survive more than a year or two. But thanks to research, equipment, and treatments made possible by the donors to the Center for Companion Animal Health, Tiddles beat the odds. He recently turned 15 and is celebrating a decade of being cancer free.

Creating a Brighter Future for Shelter Animals

Christine Lynch and UC Davis alumnus William C. Tanner have a special place in their hearts for shelter animals, especially their feline companions Abby, Baxter, Biscuit and Tobias—who once faced uncertain futures. Lynch has made a difference in the lives of countless cats, dogs and other companion animals at their local shelter in Puyallup, Washington, where she has volunteered more than 7,000 hours over the past 14 years. “Bill and I are committed to creating a brighter future for animals and were inspired to support the Koret Shelter Medicine Program (KSMP),” Lynch said.