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Athena, the White Bengal Tiger

White Bengal Tiger is nursed back to health at VTH

It’s not every day that the clinical staff at the UGA Veterinary Hospital evaluates and even operates on a tiger, but “once in a blue moon there is a problem in those cats and we’re here to help,” said Dr. Joerg Mayer, professor of zoological medicine at the VTH in Athens.

Rza, Martin and Tamasi's cat

Grateful Clients Give Back Through Planned Giving

Jamie Martin and Susie Tamasi are lovers of music, travel, and animals, especially their pets. They currently live in Atlanta with their cat, Rza. They have been loyal clients of the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for over a decade, coming for many specialized visits and emergency care. Jamie tells us, […]

Photo of Mary Roach and Jaxon running on the beach

UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital helps clients deal with stress and grief

Noelle Browning, a veterinary social worker, helps clients deal with the stress of having a sick pet and the grief of having one die. Graduate students from the UGA School of Social Work are interning there and learning about the human-animal bond. Listen to the story on WUGA

Generous donors give $21.3 million to CVM in FY2023

Gifts will give more students access to a veterinary education Philanthropic gifts of more than $21.3 million given to the College of Veterinary Medicine in fiscal year 2023 make it the largest fundraising year on record. The CVM also helped contribute to a record year of $242.8 million in private […]

Galápagos Islands team photo posing with a giant tortoise

UGA Professor renowned for surgical skills assists with giant tortoise conservation in Galápagos Islands

International partnership allows release of once captive animals Pictured above, from left: Veterinary Technician Nia Chau, Second-year Resident Dr. Kelsey Trumpp and Drs. Stephen Divers and Sam Rivera, kneeling, and Joe Flanagan, standing, with a giant tortoise. Why? It’s the question that drives scientific discovery. It’s also the question most […]

PHC Mural

Pet Health Center reopens on Classic Campus

Mural by son of 1975 alumnus makes whimsical welcome to visitors Alumni leave their mark on the College of Veterinary Medicine in many ways, but Dr. Jerry Eskridge’s imprint on the renovated Pet Health Center on Classic Campus is a particularly colorful one. A flash flood in January forced the […]

Student Spotlight - J.W. Gentry

Student Spotlight – J.W. Gentry

J.W. Gentry (DVM, 2023) will take his learning home to Middle Georgia to assist food animal producers Watching J.W. Gentry work the Georgia Grown Baby Barn at the Georgia National Fair in Perry is like watching a small-town mayor meet his constituents at a barbecue on the town square. Everybody […]

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Steeve Giguère

Five years ago, renowned UGA CVM large animal clinician and beloved friend, Dr. Steeve Giguère, passed away unexpectedly at only 48 years old. Through shared heartbreak, the CVM community came together to create a fund in his memory. Thanks to you, we far exceeded all expectations and were able to […]

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