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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.

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 […]

Researchers find target to fight antibiotic resistance

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. […]

A One Health Journey

“The Peace Corps serves in countries with some of the most beautiful spots on Earth. Your site will not be one of them.” That line in her Peace Corps acceptance letter started a true One Health journey for Amanda Feldpausch—from Peace Corps environmental volunteer to a team-lead epidemiologist at the […]

Veterinary Medicine in Space: Third-year CVM student sets course for NASA

Kristen Peagler, third-year DVM student, recently completed a six-week internship with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This experience has been the jumping-off point for a series of opportunities with NASA, as Peagler will participate in an aerospace medicine clerkship with the agency in the coming year. She […]

CVM-affiliated teaching assistants recognized for pedagogic contributions

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% […]

CVM student awarded for distinguished service

Lyla Kotsch, second-year DVM student, was recently presented the Student American Veterinary Medical Association’s (SAVMA) John Pitts Award for Distinguished Service, and it’s easy to see why. This award is presented annually by the SAVMA president to a single student who has displayed exemplary service and dedication to the veterinary […]

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 […]

Group of students and professor stand with local pet owner and dog

CVM students help older pet owners in partnership with Meals on Wheels

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

Pathology students and faculty recognized in interdisciplinary ceremonies

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 […]

The 14 participating students stand with Dr. Hondalus on the steps in front of the CVM.

Vet students become teachers after the bell

Beginning in 2017, Purdue University has offered the This Is How We “Role” grant to colleges and schools of veterinary medicine around the country. The grant allows for the delivery of a 12-week curriculum of classes designed by Purdue to promote interest in math, science, problem solving, and, of course, […]

Kristen Peagler stands next to a potted plant holding a plaque commemorating her award.

Third-year DVM student awarded scholarship by Black Faculty & Staff Organization

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 […]

UGA welcomes 114 incoming veterinary students in White Coat Ceremony

114 new veterinary students received their white coats in the CVM's annual ceremony.

Two DVM/MPH dual degree students selected to join the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service

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. 

College Holds Annual Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium

The College of Veterinary Medicine recently held its annual Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium. 

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