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Two graduates from 1973, Dr. Esco Hall Jr. and Henry McKelvin

Making Opportunity from Adversity

In January 2021, the University of Georgia celebrated 60 years of desegregation. Two students took the first step to break down barriers and pave the way for those who followed. In 1969, Drs. Hall and McKelvin became the first black students at the College of Veterinary Medicine, opening doors for […]

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Alumni & Giving

We are dreaming up and testing out new ways to change how we care for the animals that are such an essential part of our world. With the support of alumni, donors, and friends – we can help the next generation of highly-trained veterinarians and researchers enhance the lives of […]

CVM professor receives ACVIM Lee & Inge Pyle Service Award

Dr. Michelle Barton, director of clinical academic affairs, Fuller E. Callaway Endowed Chair, and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine, was named the 2021 recipient of the Lee and Inge Pyle Service Award. This award is presented annually to an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine […]

CVM alums form organizations for cultural change

It is no secret that veterinary medicine is lacking diversity. Once dubbed the “whitest profession” in the United States by The Atlantic, veterinary medicine is 90% white (down from 96.5% in 2013 when the article was written) and 71% female. And while this is a step toward a more inclusive […]

Education, Evaluation, and Enterotomies

The College of Veterinary Medicine is a busy place with many moving parts. Our teaching hospital is not just a hands-on classroom for clinical students, but a medical service for our community. Our clinical faculty members provide guidance for students and care for our patients. At the same time, many […]

Two Million Lives Touched

Jamie Phillips is a senior scientific affairs manager for Roche Diagnostics Corporation. In her everyday role, her focus is on Roche’s solution to point-of-care microbial tests for influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, and strep A—for which she acts as a liaison between units of Roche and research scientists […]

Staying the Course in the Face of Chaos

It has been a little under a month since COVID-19 was first recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Around the world, people from all walks of life have been asked to adapt to a new lifestyle—one of constant change and social distancing. Despite the upheaval, the University […]

Nikolay Filipov named Lalita and Raghubir Sharma Distinguished Professor

Nikolay Filipov has been endowed with the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Lalita and Raghubir Sharma Distinguished Professorship. This professorship, named for Dr. Raghubir Sharma and his wife, is presented to a professor focusing on innovative research in toxicology and engaged in teaching, research, public service, or a combination of these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes director of development

Kelley Gibson has joined the CVM as the senior director of development.

2018 Alumni Award Winners

2018 Alumni Award Winners Recognized

More than 200 alumni gathered in Athens in early March for the CVM’s 55th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend. The two-day event featured not only 15 hours of continuing education, but a celebration of the 50th class reunion of the class of 1968 and the announcement of the 2018 […]

2017 Alumni Award Recipients

Athens, Ga. — The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized four alumni with awards for service to the College and to the veterinary profession.

The awards were presented by the Alumni Association of the College of Veterinary Medicine during the college’s 54th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend.

Alumnus Dr. Marko Stejskal returns to Croatia to teach

Croatian veterinary surgeon Marko Stejskal, DVM, PhD, recently completed his residency at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons—thanks in part to a long-standing fund that supports academic exchange and collaboration between UGA and institutions in Croatia. Now he’s a senior assistant in the Surgery, Orthopedics and Ophthalmology Clinic in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zagreb. 

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