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April 2014

April 4, The Red & Black: Eat bugs and shear sheep: Insect Zoo, vet med welcome visitors. Article about the annual Open House and some of the visitors who also went across the street to the Insect Zoo.

March 2014

March 23, Athens Banner-Herald: $21 billion state budget aims to have a little something for everyone. Article mentions $1.35 million in equipment for the Department of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which is a contract the CVM holds for the Dept. of Ag to use our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Athens and Tifton.

February 2014

February 25, Athens Banner-Herald: Clarke Central ninth-graders got a look at UGA science. As part of a day-long visit to campus to explore the many options for students interested in biological sciences, the group took a tour of the College's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

January 2014

January 29, Harmony in a House of Cats. Our behavior medicine specialist Sharon Crowell-Davis discusses the social nature of cats, and how to introduce one or more new cats into a single-cat household.

Excerpt: "A cat that isn't accustomed to its own kind becomes socially incompetent as an adult," she says. "But then, if a child grows up without going to school and being deprived socially, wouldn't the same thing happen? Social behavior is greatly learned."

January 29, The Poultry Site: Jackwood Receives 2014 Charles Beard Research Excellence Award

January 24, The Gainesville (Ga.) Times: Livestock require more food, water in frigid temperatures. Our Dr. Katie Seabaugh, clinical assistant professor of large animal medicine, provides livestock owners valuable tips on keeping their animals comfortable during the extreme cold hitting Georgia this winter.

January 14, Georgia Bio Announces Phoenix Award, UGA & Merial Honored. The Phoenix Award recognizes "the year's best collaboration between an academic institution and a company that has made an outstanding contribution to the growth the bioscience industry in Georgia."
More: UGA press release, UGA, Merial receive 2014 Phoenix Award for collaborative partnership
GeorgiaBio: Georgia Bio Awards Dinner - A Starry Night

December 2013

December 19, Athens Patch: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Hosting Shelter Medicine Symposium

December 18, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host annual shelter medicine symposium

December 9, press release: UGA start-up company moves from incubator into Athens community

December 3, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine opens registration for VetCAMP 2014 on Dec. 9

November 2013

November 27, UGA veterinary lab offers free testing for jerky-related illness and death.

November 20, press release: The University of Georgia receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding

November 14, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization to host benefit auction

October 2013

October 31, press release: Media advisory: UGA labs conduct testing for FDA's pet food surveillance program

October 29, press release: UGA seminar to focus on the rabies virus

October 25, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine receives full accreditation

October 1, Georgia Trend magazine: Cell Mates: Collaborative university efforts are driving ground-floor biotech discoveries. Article mentions the "fracture putty" that Dr. John Peroni, associate professor of large animal medicine, is developing in conjunction with other researchers.

September 2013

September 12, press release: Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium to be held Oct. 10 at UGA

September 9, Fox 5 News (Atlanta): Dog survives bout with breast cancer

August 2013

August 30, press release: UGA lab plays key role in identifying dolphin virus, urges people not to touch stranded animals

August 29, The Washington Post:Die-off of bottlenose dolphins, linked to virus, is worst in 25 years. Faculty at the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory helped to identify the virus that is causing what NOAA calls an "Unusual Mortality Event."
More stories: NOAA Fisheries: What's Causing the Bottlenose Dolphin Deaths Along the Mid-Atlantic?
Asbury Park Press: In search of a dolphin killer: Scientists in a remote farm lab rush to find exactly what has killed 200 of the sea mammals in New Jersey and the East Coast

August 29, press release: UGA startup company receives $1.95 million to provide better science teaching tools

August 21, press release: UGA professor Corrie Brown awarded International Veterinary Congress Prize.

August 19, press release: UGA's 'Vet School for a Day' set for September

August 14, press release: UGA welcomes 102 incoming veterinary students with white coat ceremony. Sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA), this event officially recognized the incoming class by donning them in lab coats to be worn during their four years of veterinary education.

August 14, press release: UGA researchers use nanoparticles to fight cancer. Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer. Donald A. Harn from our Department of Infectious Diseases is one of four UGA researchers working on the project.

August 12, press release: Nobel laureate Peter C. Doherty to speak at UGA. Doherty will discuss his two latest books on the University of Georgia campus Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. A book sale and signing will coincide with the event.

August 7, Augusta Chronicle: Georgia researchers study new flu virus. Article covers Dr. Mark Tompkins' research on the avian influenza H7N9 strain.

July 2013

July 25, MedicalXpress: Connections found between wetland cover, transmission rates of hemorrhagic disease. Article covers research on white-tailed deer from the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study.

July 25, Outdoor Life: University of Georgia Launches New Study on How Coyotes Effect Deer Behavior. Article about a new study launched by the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study.

July 25, press release: Connections found between wetland cover, transmission rates of hemorrhagic disease. Ecologists at the University of Georgia have discovered complex and surprising relationships between land cover and rates of transmission, illness and death from hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer.

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