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Mink farms threaten to become a source of new coronavirus variants – and an object lesson in how ‘spillback’ can make deadly diseases even deadlier. Read More Read More [PDF]
Growing resistance to our go-to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria like strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what used to be easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges. New research from the University of Georgia shows that there may […]
Dr. Kaori Sakamoto, associate professor of anatomic pathology, has recently been named the director of wellness and wellbeing for the Association of Asian American Veterinary Medical Professionals (AAVMP). In this role, Dr. Sakamoto will be responsible for developing wellness workshops and opportunities designed to improve wellbeing and promoting positive mental […]
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 […]
Gram-negative bacteria are the bane of health care workers’ existence. They’re one of the most dangerous organisms to become infected with—and one of the hardest to treat. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests a component of bacteria’s cell walls may hold the key to crushing the antibiotic-resistant microbes. […]
Endurance riding taught Stagg and Cheryl Newman the valuable bond between humans and horses. Their professional careers taught them the value of research. Today, the Newmans blend their passions to advance equine research for generations to come. COMMITMENT TO HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT Stagg and Cheryl met in graduate school at Cornell […]
Dr. Kate Creevy was just beginning her career as a small animal veterinary faculty member at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine when she was approached by Daniel Promislow. Dr. Promislow, a faculty member in the Department of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at […]
Monitoring Salmonella in the environment is critical because contaminated freshwater used to irrigate crops can transfer pathogenic bacteria to fresh produce, causing illness and even death. But University of Georgia researcher Nikki Shariat believes traditional Salmonella surveillance methods have been missing the big picture. Shariat, an assistant professor of population […]
Starting a new job and getting to know people is hard no matter when you do it. Add in a pandemic, and it’s downright near impossible. Dr. John Corsale has done just that—on February 1st, he jumped in as the College of Veterinary Medicine’s newest associate dean and teaching hospital […]
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (UGA CVM) in partnership with five South Georgia universities and colleges, was recently awarded a $150,000 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Higher Education Challenge Grant. This grant will fund critical educational support for South Georgian students seeking baccalaureate or associate […]
January 2021: In September 2020, the College of Veterinary Medicine announced SPARTA (SARS SeroPrevalence and Respiratory Tract Assessment), a study funded by the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Cancer Institute. The study’s original purpose was to investigate the human body’s response to infection with […]
During the pandemic, the university has had to make big choices quickly, and the College of Veterinary Medicine has played a large part in those tough decisions. The Preventative Measures Advisory Board is co-chaired by CVM Dean Lisa Nolan with four other CVM faculty members serving on its 11-member team: […]
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the U.S., the most common way to test for the virus was using nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs—which pass through the nostril to the very back of the nasal cavity, where they pick up mucosal secretions. But thanks to a team of researchers from UGA’s Veterinary […]
Dr. Corrie Brown has been recognized for the second time in as many months. This week, Dr. Brown was named this year’s AAVMC Billy E. Hooper Award for Distinguished Service recipient. Per the AAVMC, this award is presented each year to an individual “whose leadership and vision has made a […]
After a national search, the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome John Corsale, DVM, MBA as the new Associate Dean of Clinical Services and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital beginning in February 2021. Dr. Corsale brings extensive and unique experience to the hospital. Since […]
Dr. Corrie Brown, Josiah Meigs and University Professor of pathology, was recognized earlier this month as a Distinguished Member by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) at its 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Per the ACVP, “Distinguished Members are ACVP Diplomates who have rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the College […]
As a specialist in parasitology, Dr. Ray Kaplan, professor of infectious diseases, keeps a watchful eye on the interactions between parasites and their hosts. In recent years, parasitologists noticed that racing greyhounds and recently adopted former racing greyhounds are almost always infected with hookworms. This phenomenon was believed to be […]
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is pleased to announce reorganization and additions to the Office of Research and Faculty and Graduate Affairs, including the newly appointed assistant dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Susan M. Williams has been appointed interim assistant dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Williams […]
The College of Veterinary Medicine is known for the exceptional doctors of veterinary medicine it produces, but what few people realize is the breadth of education, research, and service offerings housed within our walls. This diversity in mission has drawn an increasingly diverse and multicultural group of faculty, staff, and […]
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has joined the fight to save the bees by building a set of hives on campus. The new program will give residents and senior veterinary students in clinical training experience caring for these insects and is led by Dr. Joerg Mayer, associate professor of zoological […]
Faculty, staff, and students are preparing to return to campus in the coming weeks, and at the College of Veterinary Medicine, we are ramping up for a semester unlike any we have ever experienced before. The College will look different this semester as we work to make our facilities as […]
Both the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Lab are now registered to conduct assays on human samples and support SARS-CoV-2 testing. Where the labs were previously registered to accept and perform diagnostic assays on animal tissues and cultures, this new registration grants them the ability […]
The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia has announced the formation of a completely online Master’s program in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and is designed to provide a broad foundation for students who intend to pursue professional careers in veterinary or human medicine, biomedical […]
The UGA Center for Teaching and Learning recognizes graduate students annually for their significant contributions to instruction at the university. This year, three College of Veterinary Medicine teaching assistants were recognized. Ahmed Hikal and Madelyn Krunkosky were awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. This award is presented to the top 10% […]
A team of researchers led by Stephen Trent, professor of infectious diseases and UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor recently identified five compounds capable of boosting the effects of common last-resort antibiotics against treatment-resistant, Gram-negative bacteria. These compounds were also successful in lowering the dose of antibiotics necessary to facilitate bactericidal effects, […]
After 15 years of service, Dr. Jeremiah (Jerry) Saliki will be retiring from UGA May 1st, 2020. Dr. Saliki has been the director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (AVDL) since 2007 and at the University of Georgia as a professor of virology since 2005. He is a renowned virologist […]
Balázs Rada, associate professor of infectious diseases and head of the Laboratory of Mucosal Innate Immunity and Neutrophil Biology at UGA, is the principal investigator on two NIH-funded projects totaling $2.3M. Rada and his team will study the body’s innate immune response to influenza and a pneumonia-causing bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, […]
A team of researchers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that has proven successful in promoting an immune response in early test models. The team is led by Biao He, the Fred C. Davison Distinguished University Chair in Veterinary Medicine at […]
Ted Ross, director of the CVM’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology, and his team have partnered with labs and biotech companies to develop new vaccines that could protect against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Learn more here.
Two College of Veterinary Medicine units were recently honored at Georgia Bio’s Golden Helix Awards and Annual Gala in Atlanta. The Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC) was awarded a Community Award and the Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) received a Deal of the Year Award. The Community Awards […]
In a new partnership with the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA), UGA Vet Med students deliver veterinary care directly to the doors of Athens’ older adults. Check out these stories to see how these groups deliver more than a meal. Athens Banner-Herald Athens Community Council on Aging
The Department of Pathology celebrated a successful year’s end. Seven students and faculty were presented awards at three recent annual meetings. The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology’s (ASVCP) concurrent annual meeting was held in San Antonio, Texas; the Entomological Society of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 CVM Alumni Award winners, honoring exceptional young and distinguished alumni, were handed out during the annual alumni reunion weekend.
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 […]
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.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia has announced the formation of a one-year, non-thesis professional master’s program.
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 […]
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.
The 11th Annual Science of Veterinary Medicine took place on October 11th with keynote speaker Amy Vincent, DVM, Phd, Lead Scientist at the USDA-Agriculture Research Service (ARS), National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa. Despite a hurricane delay, the day was an excellent showcase of the breadth of research being conducted at UGA CVM with oral and poster presentations by trainees at all levels form undergrads and vet students to post docs and interns.
Odum School of Ecology postdoctoral associate — and former CVM student — Mauricio Seguel and a team of researchers recently completed a study that shows that warming ocean temperatures impacts fur seal deaths from hookworm infection.
A major cause of traveler’s diarrhea is bacteria called Enterotoxigenic E. coli, or ETEC. A joint effort between the University of Georgia and the University of Texas at Austin has discovered how ETEC works to cause disease. They are using this information in an effort to develop a preventive vaccine for travelers.
Susan Sanchez, professor of infectious diseases, assistant director of the UGA Biomedical Health Science Institute and chair of One Health, was recently appointed to the National Institute of Health’s Council of Council. She will serve a five-year term, beginning October 1, 2018, with her first meeting in January. “Susan will […]
A recent study by a team of researchers at the University of Georgia provides insight into how and why bacteria become resistant to commonly used antibiotics over time.
New study by team of researchers from the University of Georgia, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Florida shows temperature is a big factor in Zika transmission.
Check out this story WGXA did on one of our patients. We are so thankful to be a part of Dutch’s recovery story! He is an amazing dog.
Mark Ruder, assistant research scientist at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study accepted to October 2018 NCLI cohort
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has been accepted as a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA).
A collaboration between researchers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Public Health and Emory University’s Cystic Fibrosis Center recently was awarded a four-year grant that will lead to a better understanding of lung inflammation in cystic fibrosis patients.
Team of UGA researchers exploring the adaptation of diarrheal-causing Campylobacter jejuni in recent study
A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Georgia has found that the resurgence of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, in the U.S. is a predictable consequence of incomplete coverage with a highly effective vaccine. This finding goes against pervasive theories on why we are seeing a steady increase in the disease even though the vaccine is given at an early age.
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 […]
The Center for Vaccines and Immunology welcomes Dr. Michelle A. Booden as their Director of Partnership Alliances and Business Development for Biomedical Sciences
John Rossow and Yaribel Torres-Mendoza will begin a two-year, on-the-job training and service fellowship in epidemiology following their graduation in May. Both students are enrolled in a dual degree program that will see them graduate with a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate in veterinary medicine.
Three years ago a horse owned by David Helmuth of Milledgeville, Georgia, was referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for a broken bone in his front leg. Today, Rusty is preparing to lead the first-ever six-horse stagecoach team for Wells Fargo in the 2018 Tournament of Roses parade.
Athens, Ga. – Researchers in the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to develop a vaccine platform that will optimize vaccine development and administration.
Q: Are my pets and animals’ eyes at risk during Monday’s total solar eclipse? A: The simple answer is no. Unlike humans, animals aren’t overly fascinated with the phenomenon of the eclipse and won’t be inclined to stare at the sun for the sake of watching the eclipse. They instinctually […]
When Dennis Kyle, one of the nation's leading infectious disease researchers, arrived on the University of Georgia campus in January, he became the institution's 17th Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.
There are many different subtypes of influenza A virus in wild birds, and occasionally these viruses infect poultry and ultimately humans.
It is currently unknown how influenza virus subtype diversity in wild birds evolved and how different subtypes are maintained in wild bird populations, but a recent study from the University of Georgia provides evidence that subtype diversity exists in a state of competition.
Congratulations to Walter Brown, RVT, Damion Asselin, RVT, and Deanna Bedard, RVT, for being featured on the cover of the May/June 2017 edition of Today’s Veterinary Technician. The trio, who work at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, were photographed demonstrating proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation technique as part of an article on successful CPR.
March marked the two-year anniversary of the opening of the new Veterinary Medical Center for the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. “It has been an exciting and busy two years,” said Dr. Gary Baxter, associate dean for clinical services.
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.
Calling all owners of service animals! The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital is once again offering free eye exam screenings to service animals this May. Registration by April 30 at www.ACVOeyeexam.org is required to participate.
Amanda Perry (DVM ’97) practices veterinary medicine today because of scholarships she was awarded two decades ago. She gives back to the College of Veterinary Medicine because receiving student aid from the same college enabled her to become the vet she is today.
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.
To help us bolster our equine ophthalmology offerings, we have hired a new clinician with advanced training in this area. We have also purchased specialized equipment for cataract surgery in horses.
When Dr. John McCormack retired from UGA in 1996, the major life event opened the door to a new career. Instead of being a full-time large animal veterinarian and academic who enjoyed writing columns on the side, McCormack became a novelist who drew upon his experiences as a veterinarian to pen longer tales for his growing legion of fans.
The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital recently launched its new Interventional Radiology (IR) service, and it is unlike any other in the region. Interventional radiology is an emerging field in veterinary medicine allowing for management and treatment of many diseases with minimally-invasive procedures.
I had arrived for orientation as a first-year student at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, excited to be one step closer to becoming a veterinarian. Having developed a passion for traveling during my undergraduate years, I was determined to find a way to discover the world during my veterinary education. In orientation, I learned about the Certificate in International Veterinary Medicine program for UGA CVM students. To receive this certificate, students must complete certain courses, conduct a research-based project, be proficient in a foreign language and spend at least three weeks interning in another country.
A UGA-led research team discovered a new species of the parasite Eimeria in fecal samples from a Kentucky population of mourning doves, which is one of the most abundant birds in North America and one of the most harvested game birds in the United States.
Heather Lindell, the assistant manager of the pharmacy at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was recently honored by her alma mater, the UGA College of Pharmacy, with a Distinguished Alumna Award.
A research team based at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine has discovered a novel gene—erm(46)—that confers antibiotic resistance in Rhodococcus equi, a soil-dwelling bacterium which commonly infects foals and causes opportunistic infections in immunocompromised people. The finding was made in collaboration with researchers at the University of Edinburgh, Texas A&M University, and the University of Washington.
Dr. John R. Fischer, director of the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS), recently received the 2016 C.W. Watson Award from fish and wildlife agencies in the Southeast. This is the highest award presented by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA).
The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital has renamed its Small Animal Hospital in honor of Cora Nunnally Miller, a donor who gave more than $13 million to the College of Veterinary Medicine. The name change was made official Nov. 3 during a dedication ceremony that included the unveiling of a portrait of Miller that was painted when she was a teenager by Lamar Dodd.
John E. Hayes (DVM ’63) attended a pre-veterinary program at the University of Maryland prior to entering veterinary school at the University of Georgia. “Dr. John,” as he is affectionately known, is well known in his home state for providing creatures, both great and small, with compassionate veterinary care, regardless of an owner’s ability to pay for his services. He has lent his time and expertise to animals in need—in addition to lending his time to other causes—throughout his career in daily practice and his 10 very active years as a “retiree.”
“Today around 12:30, a truck transporting chemicals to UGA labs crashed into the UGA Health Sciences Campus. The driver ran a red light at the intersection, hit several oncoming vehicles and flipped onto its side. A small fire is seen near the cab of the truck and the distinct odor of chlorine is present.”
So began an exercise realistic enough that local media outlets had to be informed in advance that the “emergency” was, in fact, just a drill. The four-hour interprofessional event, held on an otherwise calm Saturday afternoon in March 2016, was a joint effort by the College of Pharmacy, the UGA Division of One Health and the UGA Medical Partnership to instruct veterinary, pharmacy and medical students in disaster management and the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation.
When Kiara Miller graduated from Savannah State University in 2014, she asked herself the question facing every recent graduate: “Now what?” Summers spent as an undergraduate researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and at the University of Wisconsin—Madison had kindled in her a passion for neurobiology, and Miller knew she was destined for a career in biomedical research. In order to follow that passion, however, she needed those few letters after her name that would distinguish her as one of the best and brightest in the field: PhD.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is providing its students with better access to mental health care, and, providing students, faculty and staff with better access to other mental health resources. The promotion of greater mental health wellness is important because health care professions, including the veterinary profession, are among those cited as having the highest rates of suicide and depression.
About 55 students, faculty and staff from the UGA CVM met in late January 2016 for the fifth annual Bulldog Leadership Experience, a weekend workshop aimed at giving participants an experiential learning opportunity in professional skills associated with leadership and wellness.
Andrew R. Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, an associate research scientist and parasitologist at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, was elected to the board of directors for the American Heartworm Society during the Society’s recent 2016 Triennial Symposium.
Both Drs. Quinn are co-principal investigators for a National Science Foundation research grant looking at the impact of large-scale data collection on scientists’ ability to efficiently track infectious diseases.
Julie M. Moore, PhD, has been appointed an associate vice president for research and has joined the senior leadership team in the University of Georgia’s Office of the Vice President for Research, effective July 7.
Dr. Ben Brainard possesses a penchant for challenges and real-time physiology in crisis. On a near-daily basis in his role as an associate professor of emergency and critical care medicine at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, Brainard works at the vortex of life and death. His naturally calm demeanor is an asset amid the chaos of caring for patients in crisis.
The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital is offering free eye exam screenings to service animals this May as part of the ACVO/Stokes Pharmacy National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. Pre-registration with the ACVO is required and is open through April 30.
Later this year, the Center for Vaccines and Immunology will open the doors of its newly renovated research facilities. Housed in the old Veterinary Teaching Hospital space, the Center will eventually accommodate up to 10 research groups comprising 100 total faculty and staff. In addition to training future scientists, the Center’s researchers will focus on expanding their understanding of the immunology of infectious diseases and how vaccines work in different populations based upon age, gender and ethnicity.
Check out this great video tour of our Veterinary Teaching Hospital, created by our first-year veterinary students for Open House and given from a “Dog’s Eye View.”
Researchers at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models. They published their findings recently in the Journal of Virology.
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized four alumni with awards for service to the college and the veterinary profession during its 53rd Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend.
The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (UGA CVM) are partnering to provide veterinary students experiential learning opportunities in a shelter medicine setting.
Corrie Brown, Meigs Professor of Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia beyond their normal academic responsibilities.
Researchers at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital are seeking participants for a new multicenter randomized clinical trial. The three-year study dubbed “SUPER-CAT” aims to prolong life expectancy and improve quality of life in cats diagnosed with recurrent arterial thromboembolism through anticoagulant treatment.
The University of Georgia announced today that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with GeoVax Labs Inc. to develop and test a vaccine to prevent the emerging and virulent Zika virus infection.
On May 19, 2015, the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory determined that H3N2, a new strain of canine influenza responsible for an outbreak in the Midwest, was the cause of illness for a dog that had been diagnosed with canine influenza on May 15.
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital will again offer free eye exam screenings during May to qualified service animals as part of the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy National Service Animal Eye Exam event. The event was created to honor service animals and their work. Service animals include guide, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search and rescue and registered therapy animals. Registration is required for service animal owners and handlers to participate and is open through April 30.
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumni with awards for service to the college and to the veterinary profession. This year's honorees were Claude S. Kidd Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; Samuel R. Adams Jr. of Buford, Ga.; and Patricia W. Hill of Simpsonville, S.C.
Dr. P. O. Eric Mueller, a professor of large animal surgery and chief medical officer for the UGA Large Animal Teaching Hospital, has been selected to head the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Continuing Education program.
Dr. Mueller, who also serves as the College's director of equine programs, has authored more than 60 scientific publications and 20 veterinary book chapters. He is a frequent speaker at national and international scientific and continuing education meetings.
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital saw its first appointments today at its new location, 2200 College Station Road.
Minnie, a 10-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, came to the hospital’s rehabilitation service to use one of the brand-new underwater treadmills. She has been a patient of the hospital since January and uses the treadmill to help maintain her mobility and decrease pain caused by chronic osteoarthritis in her knees.