veterinary medicine

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).

Harnessing Hope and Healing

August 29, 2018
For more than 50 years, Michael Muir (yes, the great-grandson of conservationist John Muir) has been breeding horses with the help of the UC Davis veterinary hospital’s Equine Field Service and Equine Reproduction Service. His unique breed of the Stonewall Sporthorse wins national and international competitions--as well as the hearts of those who find a new lease on life from the therapy they provide.

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.

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

Dean Lairmore’s State of the School 2018

June 01, 2018

In his annual State of the School address on May 25th, Dean Michael Lairmore congratulated the school’s community in achieving the top spot among veterinary schools in the world by QS World University Rankings for the fourth year running.

Fish Skins Used on Acid Attack Pony in UK

May 02, 2018

A pony which was left with extensive facial burns in a suspected acid attack has undergone pioneering surgery at a Yorkshire horse hospital. Now, in a world first on a horse, vets have applied dressings made from the skin of tilapia fish to the wounds.

UC Davis Hosts Successful Renal Week

May 01, 2018

From March 19-24, 2018, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM)—in partnership with the International Renal Interest Society—hosted IRIS Renal Week. This six-day seminar offered up to 40 hours of continuing education credits to veterinary professionals. The event was held in two parts: two days of Hemodialysis Boot Camp and four days of the Renal Week sessions.

New Flight for Old Feathers

April 23, 2018

When a red-tailed hawk with six broken feathers was brought to the California Raptor Center, veterinarians knew they would need some old feathers and an old technique to heal the raptor. This method worked so well the hawk was able to be released back into the wild later that day.