Small Animal

Update from Nutrition Services on Concern Between Diets and DCM in Dogs

July 23, 2018
There are recent concerns about reports of heart disease in some dogs eating commercial diets. UC Davis Nutrition Support Services provides this statement to offer guidance to owners/veterinarians regarding the nutritional aspects of this condition and best practice information regarding blood testing for taurine status.

Summer Programs Prepare Future Veterinarians

July 20, 2018
While part of UC Davis seems to operate at a slower pace in the summer, the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is buzzing with activity as we host six different pre-veterinary programs for elementary to college students. This outreach is designed to show younger kids what being a veterinarian is like and to prepare older students for careers in veterinary medicine and research.

UC Davis Investigates Link Between Dog Diets and Deadly Heart Disease

July 19, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an alert about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. UC Davis is leading the investigation between these dog diets and heart disease.

16 Things You Can Catch From Your Pet

July 09, 2018
Pet owners have lower blood pressure and less stress, and they exercise more, among other benefits. But pets can sometimes also pass on diseases. People magazine highlights how taking good care of your pet will help prevent the spread.

Building Research Teams of the Future

July 06, 2018

The latest newsletter from the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center highlights collaborations among researchers from human and veterinary medicine. Articles include how clinical trials with animal patients speeds translation to improved care for people, partnerships in human-animal eye research, and new hope from novel canine cancer therapy treatments and feline stem cell therapy for an oral inflammatory disease. Read more

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.

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.

First Pets Around the World

May 24, 2018

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

Small Animal Clinic

Welcome to the Small Animal Clinic at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, where a dedicated team of professionals provides the most advanced medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to pet owners and referring veterinarians. The Small Animal Clinic is comprised of board-certified veterinarians, veterinary residents in advanced specialist training programs, animal health technicians, patient care specialists, client service representatives, administrators and veterinary students.