Archive for 2015

Winnie Linn

Winnie is a very sweet and loving bulldog with a heart of gold. Unfortunately, she was born with a chronic heart condition (pulmonary stenosis). We learned she had a heart murmur from our family veterinarian, the first week after bringing her into our home. From there, we were referred to […]

Supporting Georgia’s agriculture industry one herd at a time

The beef and dairy industries in Georgia are significant contributors to the state’s economy.Helping to safeguard these important commodities is the goal of the production medicine team at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This service travels to dairy and beef cattle operations throughout the state and works closely with producers and their veterinarians to improve herd health. 

2015 Holiday Hours

2015 Holiday Hours

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Preparedness

Between December 2014 and June 2015, an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) occurred in the Pacific Northwest and the Mid-western states

Smokey Bristol

Smokey was referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital by our primary care veterinarian for further testing after experiencing a two-week duration of intermittent increased salivation and bilateral nasal discharge, as well as a poor appetite. He was otherwise normal. An upper airway endoscopy and a gastroscopy were performed. During […]

Advanced radiation therapy now available

When the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital moved into its new facility in March 2015, it upgraded its linear accelerator to one of the most advanced models available, the Trilogy® system, putting UGA on the leading edge of veterinary radiation therapy nationwide. 

Scott and Dey Mathews

Philanthropy has always been very important to both of us. We have supported a variety of worthwhile causes, including the nonprofit boards Scott has served on and the schools we, and our sons, have attended. Consistent with that approach, after James was accepted to the CVM, we discussed with Molly Thomas, the College’s associate director of development, various ways in which we could support the program. We believe that the best support parents can give their children is to contribute to the growth of educational opportunities and excellence in their children’s field of study. 

New Director for Faculty of Infectious Diseases

Donald Harn, professor of infectious diseases and Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator, has been named the new director of UGA’s Faculty of Infectious Diseases. The group’s current director, Duncan Krause, plans to step down at the end of the calendar year following eight years of service in the position.

Why I Give – Natalie Eggenberger

My favourite horse of all times suffers from DSLD/ESPA – the cause to find an easier way to diagnose the disease and ultimately identify the genetic marker is very important to me – I owe it to my horse Dominguero NS to support you, my Dom has been suffering through a flare up the last few day's, therefore I felt the need to donate a second time.

Why I Give – Natalie Eggenberger

My favourite horse of all times suffers from DSLD/ESPA – the cause to find an easier way to diagnose the disease and ultimately identify the genetic marker is very important to me – I owe it to my horse Dominguero NS to support you, my Dom has been suffering through a flare up the last few day's, therefore I felt the need to donate a second time.

Why I Give – Randy Harris

It's a small gesture but I donate to UGA each time a beloved pet dies. It means volumes to the owner and it helps the school in the process.

GRA Eminent Scholar in Infectious Diseases working on universal flu vaccine

Ted M. Ross is one of 99 new faculty members at UGA (see UGA welcomes new faculty). He joined the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine this year as the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Infectious Diseases. One of the nation's leading infectious diseases researchers, his laboratory develops and tests vaccines for a variety of viral diseases, such as influenza, dengue, respiratory syncytial virus, Ebola and HIV/AIDS.

BVD Testing for producers

BVD-PI testing now offered directly to producers

Daisy Miller/Powell

We were referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for our 5-year-old dog Daisy. She arrived in intense pain, and we were met at the car by a team of wonderful students who took over and were so kind to us and our dog. We met with the neurologist after […]

Canine Influenza Facts

On May 19, 2015, the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory determined that H3N2, a new strain of canine influenza responsible for an outbreak in the Midwest, was the cause of illness for a dog that had been diagnosed with canine influenza on May 15.

Positive Canine Influenza Case in Georgia

On Friday, May 15th the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory obtained its first positive case of Canine influenza in Georgia.

Patterns of infection

Dr. Ezenwa wins Fulbright to study parasites in people.

Update on Canine Respiratory Disease and Canine influenza virus

During the first quarter of 2015, a new strain of influenza virus (H3N2) was detected in cases of canine respiratory disease in the Chicago area.

Athens veterinarians to participate in national service animal eye exam event

The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital will again offer free eye exam screenings during May to qualified service animals as part of the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy National Service Animal Eye Exam event. The event was created to honor service animals and their work. Service animals include guide, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search and rescue and registered therapy animals. Registration is required for service animal owners and handlers to participate and is open through April 30.

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association recognizes three

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumni with awards for service to the college and to the veterinary profession. This year's honorees were Claude S. Kidd Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; Samuel R. Adams Jr. of Buford, Ga.; and Patricia W. Hill of Simpsonville, S.C.

Equine surgeon selected to head Continuing Education Program at UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. P. O. Eric Mueller, a professor of large animal surgery and chief medical officer for the UGA Large Animal Teaching Hospital, has been selected to head the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Continuing Education program.

Dr. Mueller, who also serves as the College's director of equine programs, has authored more than 60 scientific publications and 20 veterinary book chapters. He is a frequent speaker at national and international scientific and continuing education meetings.

UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital now open in new location

The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital saw its first appointments today at its new location, 2200 College Station Road.

Minnie, a 10-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, came to the hospital’s rehabilitation service to use one of the brand-new underwater treadmills. She has been a patient of the hospital since January and uses the treadmill to help maintain her mobility and decrease pain caused by chronic osteoarthritis in her knees.

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Reaches Georgia

On Friday February 27, 2015, the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) infection in samples taken from two pigs at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show.

Sheldon Worley

On Valentine’s Day, a small, scared, underweight dog found his way to me. After holding him for the first time, I knew I could never let him go. I took him to the veterinarian for an examination and vaccinations and was told that he had a heart murmur, but that […]

UGA Merial Showcase

Congratulations to Mathew Abraham for his invitation to speak at the UGA-Merial Showcase.

College of Veterinary Medicine researchers develop new treatment for rabies

Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous system, at which point the disease is almost invariably fatal.

The VITEK2 System

Introducing a Better Way to Identify Drugs for Treating Drug Resistant Organisms

Starting Feb. 16, the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will be using the VITEK®2 to systematically provide you with MIC values for all pathogenic bacteria isolates. This will help you determine the best drugs to prescribe for treating the organisms.

Electronic Brucella Test Record

Testing for Brucella? Don’t forget to submit the new electronic and fillable Brucella test record (Form VS 4-33), as well as our routine submission form, along with your samples. Print it off, or email it to us at [email protected] (Athens) or [email protected] (Tifton).

Noted infectious disease researcher to join UGA

One of the nation's leading infectious disease researchers is joining UGA as its newest Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.

Not a win-win: Treating for worms helps animals survive, then spread infectious diseases

Athens, Ga. – Parasitic worms, which infect millions of people and animals around the world, have been shown to influence how the immune system responds to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. In a new study of African buffalo, University of Georgia ecologist Vanessa Ezenwa found that de-worming drastically improved an animal's chances of surviving bovine tuberculosis—but with the consequence of increasing the spread of tuberculosis in the population.

Careers in Immunology Fellowship

AAI recently announced the AAI members and their designated AAI trainees selected to receive AAI Careers in Immunology Fellowships in 2015. The program, launched in 2014, is the largest in the AAI awards repertoire and provides independent research scientists with fellowships supporting one year of salary for a trainee (predoctoral or postdoctoral) in their labs.

One Health Committee

Congratulations to Dr. Sanchez for her appointment as chair of the AAVMC One Health Committee!

Postdoctoral Research Award

Contragulations to Dr. Olivia Perwitasari, winner of the post doctoral award from OVPR!

We’re UGA Vet Med, and our

passion powers our commitment.