School of Veterinary Medicine

UC Davis Veterinary Students Expand Care for Pets of Homeless

January 06, 2021
Opened in November, Davis PAW looks to establish monthly clinics, and not only provides a valuable service to the community’s homeless population, but also provides hands-on experience for UC Davis veterinary students, as well as a basis for research on pets of the homeless.

Newly Created Wildlife Disaster Network Aids Several Wildfire Victims

October 09, 2020
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced the joint formation of the Wildlife Disaster Network (WDN). This group of veterinarians, wildlife biologists, ecologists, trained animal care volunteers, and rehabilitation centers was created to bring experts together to respond to injured wildlife and prevent suffering.

Wildlife Disaster Network Mobilizes Aid for Burned, Injured Wildlife

October 05, 2020
In wildfire-beleaguered California, firefighters and emergency personnel race to help humans, livestock and neighborhoods across the state, year after year. Now, a new network is being created to help treat injured individuals from an overlooked population — wildlife.

Partnerships Lead to Change

August 19, 2020
A newly empowered group of women in Knight’s Landing leverage their relationship with UC Davis to advocate for greater access to healthcare for their community, and more.

Air Quality Impacts Early Brain Development

June 17, 2020
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk for changes in brain development relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders. Their study, based on rodent models, corroborates previous epidemiological evidence showing this association.

Mountain Gorilla Numbers on the Rise

December 17, 2019
A 2018 survey shows that mountain gorilla numbers have increased in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, and Sarambwe Reserve, DR Congo, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. From July 2018 to July 2019, in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park alone, Gorilla Doctors conducted 126 health checks and performed 23 veterinary interventions to treat ill or injured gorillas.