Archive for 2024

Cason Dawg Pack - Emma, Dooley, Erk, and Munson

Dawg Gone Grateful – The “Tail” of the Cason Pack

Judge Tracie (AB ’93) and David (AB ’00) Cason are proud owners and dog parents of Erskine “Erk” Russell (a full-size black and tan dachshund) and Emma Mae (chocolate lab). They also were the proud owners and dog parents of the late Munson (red dachshund) and Dooley (piebald dachshund), both who lived to the great age of 17.

CBS grad students win big at 3MT

Thesis presentation competition tests communication, creativity Three of the 10 finalists in the University of Georgia’s 13th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition were graduate students in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences program of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Breanna Timani and Abarna Murugan made the finals with Jordan Parker, who […]

A Pawsitive New Approach to Veterinary Care

Dr. Andrea Johnson is a 2001 UGA College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. Because of her strong bond to her pony, Brownie, and her soul-dog, Tully, she pursued mixed animal medicine and accomplished her lifelong dream of owning a practice.

Saher Khan is CVM’s first Presidential Award of Excellence honoree

Saher Khan was honored recently as the College of Veterinary Medicine’s first Presidential Award of Excellence recipient. Nominees are selected by the deans of their respective colleges and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, strong extracurricular involvement, service to and involvement in their college or school, and exemplify the best of UGA’s […]

Nacho and Lumpkin on the front porch with a statue of Uga

Paying It Forward Through Pet Memorials: Nacho’s Story

There are no words to describe how a beloved pet can impact one’s life. Nacho came into Amy Antenen’s life when she was almost 25 years old. After recently graduating college and starting her career, Amy purchased him as a puppy when he was just eight weeks old and only weighed ½ lb!

Mark Tompkins is appointed director of UGA Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Mark Tompkins, Ph.D., UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Virology and Immunology, has been appointed director of the Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Established in 2015, the CVI is made up of a premier team of researchers that are leading the way in […]

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Sky-High Generosity: Memorial Wildlife Annual Gift Gives Back to CVM Students

Tom Dew and his wife, Kris, have four mottos they live by: “Treat others how you want to be treated. Have a goal. Persevere. Give back.” Tom explains, “This world isn’t all about I, me, my. Help somebody else.”

Distinguished Professors bring a wealth of experience and hope for new advancements to their roles with CVM

What makes a professor distinguished? In the College of Veterinary Medicine, it’s a clinician who sees the need for 24/7 emergency care for animals and builds a program to provide just that. And it’s researchers who dive deep into the mechanisms of well-known but little understood diseases in hopes of […]

Graduate Student Profile: Jonathan “Jonny” Matthew Hancock

Jonathan “Jonny” Matthew Hancock began his graduate career in toxicology at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2020, when the COVID pandemic was putting fear and doubt into occasions that would otherwise be marked by joy and anticipation.

Prestigious scholarship award ensures continued successes for Meg Lemons

Check out the multimedia version of Meg’s story. Margaret “Meg” Lemons (DVM, 2024) was shocked to learn she was a winner of a $75,000 scholarship through the Foundation for the Horse, but her future colleagues were not.

The Lasting Impact of Scholarship Support

It is estimated by the year 2030 there will be a shortage of 15,000 veterinarians nationwide. In an effort to address this ongoing issue, in 2021 we expanded our DVM class size to 150 students annually with 29 from South Carolina.

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Navigating love through loss: Honoring Bailey’s Legacy

This is our Bailey. He was our first child. We got him when we’d been married six months. He was there for our first home purchase, our move to the suburbs, and through three pretty tough pregnancies. He essentially watched us grow up.

A family photo at the Georgia Aquarium

A Deep-Dive into Gratitude: Georgia Aquarium’s Scholarship Recipient Expresses the Impact of and Appreciation for her Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Georgia Aquarium and their establishment of the Pete Correll Memorial Scholarship, each year a deserving DVM candidate receives academic support, helping them get one step closer to earning their degree.

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