Archive for 2019

The group of attendees and involved faculty stand in front of the Tifton DLAb

CVM hosts first international workshop for dairy veterinarians in Tifton

On Monday, December 2, 2019, the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s Tifton campus opened its doors to veterinarians from Central and South America—the CVM’s first international workshop in Tifton, GA. The workshop, coordinated by clinical associate professor of food animal health and management Pedro Melendez, was developed to provide updated […]

Tifton Diagnostic Lab faculty partnering on USDA-NRCS feral swine control project

On November 21, it was announced that the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded $1.5 million for a three year project in the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program in the Albany project area. The Albany project area includes parts of Calhoun, Baker, Terrell, and Dougherty […]

The 14 participating students stand with Dr. Hondalus on the steps in front of the CVM.

Vet students become teachers after the bell

Beginning in 2017, Purdue University has offered the This Is How We “Role” grant to colleges and schools of veterinary medicine around the country. The grant allows for the delivery of a 12-week curriculum of classes designed by Purdue to promote interest in math, science, problem solving, and, of course, […]

Kristen Peagler stands next to a potted plant holding a plaque commemorating her award.

Third-year DVM student awarded scholarship by Black Faculty & Staff Organization

On Wednesday, September 25, third-year DVM student Kristen Peagler was conferred the BFSO Founders Scholarship – Professional Student. This award recognizes outstanding students for academic performance, spirit of volunteerism, and extracurricular activity—areas in which Peagler goes above and beyond the norm. Volunteerism is a passion for Peagler, and she has […]

CVM faculty member to lead new NIH Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Center

The University of Georgia has signed a contract with the National Institutes of Health for an initial award of $8 million to develop a new, more advanced influenza vaccine designed to protect against multiple strains of influenza virus in a single dose. The total funding could be up to $130 […]

Large animal resident wins ACVAA award

Nicole Trenholme, a resident in the Department of Large Animal Medicine, was recently awarded the 2019 American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Best Large Animal Resident Abstract award for her presentation “Effects of a 5-degree head-up incline on arterial oxygenation in anesthetized horses.” Congratulations to Dr. Trenholme!

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine announces creation of endowed chair in feline health, names Dr. Chad Schmiedt to the post

The College of Veterinary Medicine recently received approval from the Board of Regents to create the Alison Bradbury Chair in Feline Health, one of only two such endowed professorships in the nation. Dr. Chad Schmiedt, professor of small animal surgery, will be the first to hold the position. Schmiedt is […]

Pathology faculty member selected to participate in SEC Academic Leadership Development Program

Kaori Sakamoto, associate professor of pathology and director of the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program at the College, has been selected for the 2019-2020 Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Fellowship. This program is designed to enhance the skills of faculty and early-career administrators in SEC institutions and prepare them for the […]

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CVM breaks ground on new Farm Animal Veterinary Medical Center on the Tifton campus

The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine broke ground on a new facility on their campus in Tifton, Georgia recently. The UGA Tifton Farm Animal Veterinary Medical Center will improve the CVM’s ability to serve Georgia’s animal agricultural industries and will strengthen the South Georgia region overall. The 9,000-square-foot facility will […]

CVM faculty, students, and alumni recognized as AAAP/AVMA 2019 award and scholarship recipients

At the annual American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) meeting for poultry health experts and students in Washington, DC, the AAAP and co-sponsor American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) announced their 2019 award winners. Following four days of seminars and events, the two associations recognized eminent scholars in the field. Winners […]

class of 2023 white coat ceremony

CVM welcomes 114 incoming veterinary students in white coat ceremony

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the class of 2023 during its annual White Coat Ceremony held Sunday, Aug. 11. Sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) and VCA Animal Hospitals, and attended by members of the GVMA and the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, this […]

Shtarilulye Mathews

My beautiful three-year old Gypsy Vanner mare, Shtar, was horribly injured when she ran through a fence two days before we were to leave for a show. When she was admitted to the UGA VTH my first concern was whether she would survive the damage to her leg. The doctors […]

Edith Raiford-Holland

We had a very tragic accident on our small farm. A large dog scaled our 6-foot fence and attacked our goats, Edith and Estelle, who were badly hurt. Estelle had to have 30 staples in her face and was able to return home after a few days, but Edith had […]

Lady Allen

Lady is an Arabian mare who came down with a very serious case of laminitis. Lady’s owner has extensive experience with horses and knew that the prognosis wasn’t good — horses don’t often recover from laminitis. He brought Lady to the VTH and put his trust in the large animal […]

Sunshine Wilder

Sunshine hurt her left leg while chasing a ball, began to limp and lost interest in her usual activities. Our veterinarian diagnosed it as a torn ACL and referred us to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. At our initial appointment the diagnosis was confirmed and they explained the needed surgical […]

Taffy Jarvies

When Taffy retired from her extensive and noteworthy show career, she took up the role of therapy horse. For the past fifteen years, Taffy has worked with developmentally disabled adults and children along with seniors suffering from cognitive impairment. Taffy had a terrible bout of colic that prompted a visit […]

Cartman and Kenny Hung

When my two Russian tortoises got into an accident with a dog, I panicked. But then I remembered that the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital has a Zoological Medicine service that sees exotic animals. With tears streaming down my face, I drove my tortoises to the hospital. Once there, the doctors […]

MD Johnson Farms

I began farming cattle in 2011 and was pretty green to the whole process, but I managed to get by until the winter of 2015. By then, my cattle were eating plenty of hay, but the herd’s condition was progressively deteriorating. A neighbor told me about the UGA Veterinary Teaching […]

Tamboer Crutchfield

My gelding had injured his eye, and after a week of my veterinarian and I treating it, the eye wasn’t getting any better. So, my husband and I brought Tamboer to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. After being examined, we were told the thinnest of membranes was holding his eye […]

Priscilla Handley

My name is Priscilla and I am a miniature dachshund. I have had skin issues for most of my life. I have been seen by many veterinarians for the treatment of multiple ear infections, skin infections, hair loss and itchiness. I have been on many oral medications, shampoos, ear cleaners, […]

Brutus Rule

On July 8, 2016, Brutus’s right rear leg made a strange motion, as if it had stiffened up with no bend at the knee. The leg made this motion twice, but then we completed our morning walk as usual. Later that day, I received a call that Brutus had fallen […]

Amadeus Ramirez

We came to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital because Amadeus was displaying human-directed aggression. Our first consultation was very thorough and detailed. The doctor and everyone involved with him were very helpful. We were instructed to do behavior therapy exercises with him to help his aggression as part of his […]

Morton Hyder

Morton is an adventurous and mischievous boy who loves a good chin scratch, paddle boarding and long walks on his leash! Unfortunately, when he was 4, Morton developed a feline-injection site sarcoma, a type of malignant tumor believed to be linked to certain vaccines. The tumor grew and developed quickly, […]

Birdie Davis

Would you believe that our miniature dachshund, Birdie, has had two successful recoveries after spinal surgery at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital? Her first episode of total rear limb paralysis was in 2013. Birdie is too energetic for her own good and because dachshunds are so long, they are prone […]

Zoobiquity conference to bring together animal and human health professionals in Atlanta

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, in partnership with Emory University and the Clinical Translational Science Alliance (CTSA), will host Zoobiquity ATL September 13, 2019 at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta. The latest in a long line of conferences celebrating the best-selling book Zoobiquity, the conference will […]

Mac Alexander

We have had Mac since he was 1 month old. Around 18 months of age, we noticed a bump on his head. In addition to the bump, he was showing signs of a head tilt and lethargy. We knew there had to be something wrong. He was no longer the […]


CVM professors build global and local partnerships

Once the paperwork is finalized, UGA CVM students will have the opportunity to travel with professors to India to work at one of the largest zoos in the world. Dr. Puliyur MohanKumar, a professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnosis Imaging, along with his wife Sheba MohanKumar, an […]

CVM Pathologist Trains Future Veterinary Pathologists in Ethiopia

When Moges Woldemeskel Woldemariam, professor of veterinary pathology and section head of histopathology and necropsy at the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Lab, taught in Ethiopia early in his career, he was the only trained pathologist at the only veterinary school in the country. Now, there are more than a […]

CVM alums pursue global health mission across the world

Imagine taking your daily evening run to the Coliseum in Rome, hearing colleagues down the hall speak in five different languages and running social media accounts for World Rabies Day. That’s how Julie Thompson (DVM/MPH ’19) spent her three-month internship with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations […]

CVM Names Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs

The College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Sharron Quisenberry, most recently former Vice President of Research and Economic Development and Professor Emeritus of Entomology at Iowa State University, has been named our Interim Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs effective June 1, 2019. Dr. Quisenberry […]

Saint Lawrence Equinus

At the end of May, Saint was referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital due to canker in his back foot. Upon our arrival, a team of students and doctors examined and evaluated Saint. They then outlined the extensive and lengthy course of treatment for Saint, both at home and […]

UGA Graduate School Hosts Three Minute Thesis Competition

WUGA’s Graduate Assistant Morgan Frey attended the Graduate School’s 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in April. Though many of the contestants typically spend all day working in a lab, the competition put their presentation skills to the test and showed everyone the important research coming out of UGA. For […]

CVM researcher honored as UGA Inventor of the Year

Holly Sellers, a professor at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC), has been named UGA’s Inventor of the Year. The prestigious award was handed out at the 40th annual Research Awards banquet on April 4. Inventor of the Year has been awarded since 2000, recognizing an inventor for a unique and innovative […]

The 2019 Zoetis Award presented to Dr. Eric Lafontaine

The Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence recognizes researchers whose innovative studies have advanced the scientific standing of veterinary medicine.

CVM recognizes 2019 alumni award winners during annual alumni reunion weekend

The 2019 CVM Alumni Award winners, honoring exceptional young and distinguished alumni, were handed out during the annual alumni reunion weekend.

Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa Receives 2019 CURO Research Mentoring Award

The CURO Research Mentoring Award recognizes outstanding faculty who consistently engage undergraduates…

US News rankings out, UGA CVM remains in the top 10

The UGA CVM remained in the top ten in the latest US News and World Report vet school rankings, out today. 

Breeding the problem mare – Tips for success

There is something special about watching a foal being born. However, for some horse owners, despite their best efforts, they still have difficulties breeding their mare. A “problem mare” is one that fails to conceive under good management conditions for two or more estrous cycles in one breeding season, fails […]

Spillover: students participate in disease outbreak simulation

Do you ever wonder what would happen if a dangerous disease threatened our community? Who responds? What are the steps taken to contain it and protect the public’s health? Thirty-three students at the University of Georgia found out recently when they participated in Spillover: A One Health Infectious Disease Outbreak […]

Dr. Erik Anderson Seminar

Thank you to our seminar speaker, Dr. Erik Andersen.

College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus named Paul F. Landis Veterinarian of the Year

RICHMOND- The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has announced Jack Sexton, DVM, as this year’s recipient of the Paul F. Landis Veterinarian of the Year Award. Presented in honor of former VVMA and American Veterinary Medical Association President Dr. Paul F. Landis, this award is given to an individual who […]

UGA CVM hires pair of pathologists

The College of Veterinary Medicine today announced that it has hired Dr. Jesse Hostetter to lead its renowned veterinary pathology department. Hostetter currently serves as professor and director of comparative pathology service and graduate education in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in […]

Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Lab hosts local students for veterinary career workshop

The Tifton veterinary diagnostic laboratory recently hosted undergraduate students from Fort Valley State University and local Tift county high school students for a day-long workshop on veterinary career options. 

New professional master’s program offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia has announced the formation of a one-year, non-thesis professional master’s program.

Focus on Faculty: Andrew Park

Associate professor Andrew Park conducts research that aims to predict and limit the transmission of parasites and infectious diseases while also giving students the opportunity to work alongside him in his lab.

Developing a rapid attack against parasitic worms

Preclinical compound targets Wolbachia bacteria that are essential for nematode reproduction.

Focus on Faculty: Courtney Murdock

Courtney Murdock, an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Odum School of Ecology, studies the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases to inform predictions about disease patterns and interventions to disrupt transmission.

Pathology faculty member awarded UGA’s Fulfilling the Dream award

Paige Carmichael, professor of veterinary pathology, was one of three awarded the President’s Fulfilling the Dream award at the 2019 Freedom Breakfast. The award is given to people in the university and Athens community who are actively striving to make Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dreams of racial justice and […]

Naoko Uno wins UGA’s Sixth 3MT

On April 3, last year, Naoko Uno won UGA’s sixth 3MT, which is sponsored annually by the Graduate School. Uno is currently researching an infectious disease known as dengue virus. She works with a research team at UGA’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology, in hopes of creating a universal vaccine. She is also an avid musician and vocalist.

Dr. Pejman Rohani Named as a UGA Athletic Association Professor

Four faculty members have been named University of Georgia Athletic Association Professors in recognition of their extraordinary records of scholarship, instruction and outreach. 

Focus on Faculty: Hemant Naikare

Hemant Naikare, director of the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory in Tifton, is committed to introducing students—in 4-H, middle school, high school and at the undergraduate level—to the field of veterinary medicine.

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