veterinary medicine

Don’t Kiss Your Pet Hedgehogs, C.D.C. Warns

February 14, 2019
Hedgehog owners should refrain from kissing their small, spiky friends, health officials warn. Since October, 11 people across eight states have been infected with a particular strain of salmonella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, and all but one of those infected said they had contact with a hedgehog.

Study Finds Spike in Deadly Heart Disease Linked To Trendy Dog Diets

January 30, 2019
UC Davis veterinarians led a team that has found a link between some popular grain-free, legume-rich dog diets and a type of nutritional deficiency and canine heart disease known as taurine-deficient dilated cardiomyopathy. The study was recently published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Building a Foundation in Veterinary Business

January 29, 2019
Most veterinarians come to their careers because they love animals—but they may not have the skill set to build a solid business if they pursue a private practice. That’s where UC Davis can help through a new business certificate program designed by experts from its School of Veterinary Medicine and Graduate School of Management (GSM).

How Cannabis Litter Can Attract and Harm Animals

January 16, 2019
The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is seeing an increasing number of cannabinoid intoxication since legalization. Animals find it on trails and in parks without their humans realizing it. Some dogs and cats need nothing more than extra comforting and fluids to counteract the effects, but others require additional medical intervention

Senior Dogs Can Suffer from Dementia Just Like People Do; Find Out If Your Older Pup Needs Help

January 16, 2019
Growing older can be tough – and that goes for all species. When it comes to age-related illnesses, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are some of the most notorious and least understood human afflictions. If you’ve noticed your senior dog has been increasingly irritable and disoriented, having sleep troubles (including sleeping all day) or having frequent accidents inside the house, he or she may be suffering from a disease that manifests very similarly to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in people.

UC Davis Responds to the Camp Fire—One Animal at a Time

December 21, 2018
In the aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire in November, the UC Davis veterinary hospital as well as the Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) launched into action. Nearly 70 animals were brought to UC Davis for treatment while hundreds of others were evaluated and treated in the field by VERT. This was a comprehensive team effort, comprised of faculty, veterinary technicians, students and staff.

Snow Leopard Cub Receives Rare Eyelid Surgery

October 25, 2018
Coconut, the snow leopard cub born at the Sacramento Zoo earlier this year, underwent a rare eyelid surgery on Wednesday, October 24. UC Davis veterinary specialists and the Sacramento Zoo veterinary team collaborated to correct a congenital eyelid defect known as colombas. This ocular deformity is sometimes documented in snow leopards under human care.

Join Us for Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship, Oct. 8th, 12 pm

October 05, 2018
Please join us for the Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship featuring Dr. James A. Roth. He will present: “Response to an Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the U.S.” 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 8 1020 Gladys Valley Hall, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

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).