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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.

Grateful Client Reflects on Exceptional Veterinary Care Provided by the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Barry Simmons is a practicing dentist in Athens, where he has been a resident for most of his life. After rescuing some unwanted Easter chicks as a young child, he developed a deep love and fascination for birds, particularly talking parrots.

UGA research programs shine at 42nd meeting of the American Society for Virology

The University of Georgia’s research prowess was on display for the 42nd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology, the first time in the society’s history that it met in Athens and one of a handful of times the gathering has been held in the Southeast.

Isakson Initiative gives $1.4M to UGA Vet Med

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Nov. 14 approved the creation of two endowed distinguished professorships, made possible by a gift of $1.4 million from the Isakson Initiative to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Tifton Lab’s rural outreach program wins STEM award

The Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory won the 2023 Programs in STEM Award for its career education outreach to high school and college students in rural South Georgia.

Generosity of Donors Impacts Generations to Come

The Capozzis are proud CVM scholarship donors, and, in addition to their scholarship, have also established several planned gifts at the University, one directly supporting Vet Med.

Mark Richt raises funds for Parkinson’s research

Led by former University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt, the Chick-fil-A Dawg Bowl raised more than $758,000 for Parkinson’s disease and Crohn’s disease research at UGA.

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UGA researchers receive prestigious grant to develop malaria drug

Two University of Georgia researchers have been awarded approximately $770,000 from the Global Health Initiative Technology (GHIT) Fund to develop a new drug to kill the dormant liver stages of Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread of the malaria parasites.

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Going the Distance: Honoring Jack Forman’s Legacy Through the Gift of Scholarship

After spending some time living in Athens when she was young, Dawn Lisenby fell in love with the city, and was ecstatic when her brother, Jack, decided to attend the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Jack tragically passed away as a student, and the effect of his loss was […]

Dr. Stephen Divers, pictured with a Galapagos tortoise

The Aesculapian is Back

Esc-a-what? The Aesculapian, the official magazine of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, is back after a long hiatus. You don’t have to pronounce it correctly to enjoy the read, but we’re including a convenient pronunciation key with every issue just the same. No matter how you say it, Aesculapian is […]

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Stanton Foundation gives $5.2M to College of Veterinary Medicine

The ­University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is the beneficiary of a $5.2 million gift from the Stanton Foundation for the establishment of a new Spectrum of Care Clinic and associated curriculum. The award will allow the college to renovate and expand the Pet Health Center to serve as this new clinic.

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, […]

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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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