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April 2015

April, Alumnus Ryland Edwards III gives an interview about growing up with his dad's practice and what drives him as an equine veterinarian. Edwards recevied the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the CVM's Alumni Association in 2010.

April 14, 1st Avian Flu Case Confirmed in U.S. Chicken Flock. Mentions PDRC's Stephen Roney.

April 13, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Gwinnett animal shelter still closed; dogs appear to have pneumonia. Article mentions testing was done at the CVM.
More: ‘Kennel cough’ likely culprit in Gwinnett animal shelter quarantine
WSB Radio: Outbreak at Gwinnett Animal Shelter linked to multiple illnesses
Athens Banner-Herald: UGA vet school finds pneumonia at Gwinnett County Animal Shelter
11Alive News:'Kennel cough' likely cause of sickness at shelter
Gwinnett Daily Post: After deep cleaning, Gwinnett animal shelter set to re-open this week. Cause of illness was discovered to be Bordatella.

April/May 2015 issue, Georgia Farm Bureau News: UGA Vet school opens new medical center in Athens

March 2015

March 31, Athens Banner-Herald: In pets, owner satisfaction important to diabetes control. Article is about Andrew Bugbee's talk at our Annual Veterinary Conference. Bugbee, a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine, said "The modern healthcare expectations of diabetic pet owners are almost identical to those of parents with diabetic children."

March 31, The Red & Black: Center for Vaccine Development coming to campus. The center will occupy some of the space on Carlton Street vacated by the Veterinary Teaching Hospital when our new facility opened in late March.
More from the Red & Black: Board of Regents approves proposed Center for Vaccine Development, revise out-of-state waivers. Article incorrectly states that "will take the place of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital" — in fact it will utilize some of the space in the old hospital but will not replace the building, nor take up all of the vacated space.

March 27, NPR/WABE (Atlanta): Obese Pet Survey Reveals Hidden Health Risks. CVM's Steve Budsberg weighs in on obese pets.

March 26, 2015 — Athens Banner-Herald: New UGA animal hospital open as veterinary college alumni gather in Athens

March 23, Reuters (U.K.): U.S. developing bird flu vaccine, no distribution plans yet. Article mentions Mark Jackwood, head of the Department of Population Health, part of the UGA CVM.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: The U.S. is developing a bird flu vaccine just 'in case'

March 21, The Red & Black: Fulbright panel discusses UGA's preparedness in handling Ebola. Article mentions Fred Quinn, department head of infectious diseases at the UGA CVM.

March 19, Athens Banner-Herald: Only emergencies taken at UGA Vet Hospital during move to College Station Road. Announcement that our services are emergency-only through March 25 while the teaching hospital moves into the new location.

March 11, Pickens County (S.C.) Progress: Pickens native battled Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Dr. Adams is a graduate of our DVM-MPH dual degree program (MPH '11, DVM '12).

March 6, The Micky-D ripple effect. Poultry veterinarian Charles Hofacre quoted in a story about McDonald's pledging to provide antibiotic-free poultry by 2017.

March 3, DRUGS 2.0: "Essential oils" sounds like a spa treatment, but could they help in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria? Article mentions Dr. Charles Hofacre, who is trying to find an alternative to antibiotics that farmers can give to livestock.

February 2015

February 27, Hangout Networks: How to Cope With a Runaway Dog. Behavior medicine expert Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis is quoted in a VetStreet story (from 2013) about why your dog may run off and what you can do about it. Excerpt: "... the majority of dogs are curious and want to be active and explore and discover. If you only take them out to potty and for a 10-minute walk, dogs may run off simply to seek activity and stimulation."
Original story, December 6, 2013: Why Does My Dog... Try to Run Away?

February 26, Daily Mail (UK): Are spayed and neutered dogs at higher risk of cancer? 'Responsible' medical procedure linked to higher incidence of disease. A study by UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, which shows that spayed or neutered Golden Retrievers on average live longer than those that are not, is cited in this report on whether such dogs have a higher risk for cancer.

February 25, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host annual open house on April 3.

February 24, The Red & Black: UGA's new Veterinary Medical Center to offer innovative learning facilities.

February 22, Augusta Chronicle: Bill to put more livestock veterinarians in shortage areas. Article quotes DVM graduate Stephen Everett (DVM 2010).

February 20, San Diego 6: San Diego Zoo Safari Park vaccinating small parrots. article mentions UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine Infectious Disease Laboratory (IDL).

February 18, Oconee Enterprise: UGA dedicates new Veterinary Medical Center.

February 17, Wisconsin State Farmer: April workshop focus: Happier, healthier transition cows. Large animal professor Dr. Amelia Woolums will present a session for dairy farmers on "Managing for Optimal Immunity."
More: Workshop Focuses on Happier, Healthier Transition Cows.

February 13, press release: UGA dedicates new Veterinary Medical Center. Release includes quotes from the speakers at the dedication ceremony.

February 13, Athens Banner-Herald:
The Red & Black: UGA dedicates new state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Center
February 2, press release: UGA to dedicate new Veterinary Medical Center.

February 12, Blood Horse: Vets Northrop, Mueller Named to Georgia Racing Board. Alum Foster Northrup and faculty member Eric Mueller named to the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition.
February 10, Standardbred Canada: Top Equine Vets Join Georgia Coalition
February 9, Horse Racing Nation: Georgia Horse Racing Coalition Names Top Equine Veterinarians To Board

February 11, AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2015 Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Cardiology resident Dr. Amelia Sinkin has been named a fellow. These fellows were selected by their colleges of veterinary medicine and will receive support from the AKC Canine Health Foundation for their training and research efforts. Her work focuses on myxomatous mitral valve disease, which can lead to the development of congestive heart failure.

February 9, Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times: 707-pound slain hog highlights spread of feral swine. Article quotes Joseph Corn, a wildlife biologist at SCWDS, the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study.

February 6, News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.): Business Achievements: Dr. Claude Kidd of Carolina Animal Hospital in Greensboro named one of three outstanding alumni from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

February 4, The Poultry Site: Honour for Rosales of Aviagen. The US Poultry & Egg Association honored Rosales for 'sustained and exemplary service.' Dr. Gregorio (Greg) Rosales earned his MS and PhD from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

February 3, UGA Research: UGA technology could help halt measles outbreak

February 3, WCNC-TV: Can aggressive dogs be rehabilitated? Article quotes Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis, our behavior medicine expert, but misidentifies her as Sharon Crowe-Davis.
February 1, Greenville News: Marvin the dog has PTSD

February 3, UGA to dedicate new Veterinary Medical Center.

February 1, Virginia-Maryland CVM web feature: A Look Back at the First Black Graduates of VA-MD Vet Med Features faculty member Dr. Margie Lee.

January 2015

January 31, (Ft. Myers, Fla.): Newsmaker Q&A with Heather [Wilson] Barron. Barron earned her BSA and DVM from UGA before working at the UGA CVM as a faculty member (as Heather Wilson) in exotic animal and wildlife medicine.

January 30, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Honors and awards presented to four African American scholars. Article mentions K. Paige Carmichael, professor of veterinary pathology, who is the recipient of the 2015 Iverson Bell Award from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
January 26, press release: UGA professor of veterinary pathology to receive 2015 Iverson Bell Award.
February 9, Columns newsletter: Carmichael receives 2015 Iverson Bell award.
AAVMC Newsroom: University of Georgia Professor Earns AAVMC Iverson Bell Award.

January 30, Iowa State Daily: Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine leads journey from South. Article profiles Lisa K. Nolan, dean of the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine, who is an alumna of the UGA CVM.

January 29, press release: Researchers find protein necessary for fertility performs different roles in sperm, eggs.

Monday, January 26, press release: UGA professor of veterinary pathology to receive 2015 Iverson Bell Award.

January 26, press release: Beating the clock: UGA researchers develop new treatment for rabies.

January 22, press release: $1.2 million grant helps make third-grade science 'purrfectly' fun. Professor of small animal internal medicine Dr. Cynthia Ward was the veterinary consultant on the education project.

January 22, press release: Noted infectious disease researcher Ted Ross to join UGA as GRA Eminent Scholar. Ross will join the CVM infectious diseases faculty in August 2015.

January 21, Oconee Enterprise: News Roundup: Registration open for VetCAMP.

January 16, The Atlantic: Essential Oils Might Be the New Antibiotics. Article quotes a 2012 study co-authored by faculty poultry veterinarian Dr. Charles Hofacre, that found that "rosemary and oregano oils resulted in the same amount of growth in chickens as the antibiotic avilamycin, and that the oils killed bacteria, too."

January 9, Georgia Bio Announces Innovation Award Winners. Tom Robertson, a former faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and his company Cogent Education, was named a winner.

January 6, Athens Banner-Herald: Area businesses and emergency response workers offer tips to help residents get through freezing temperatures. Article quotes Dr. Ira Roth, director of the UGA CVM Community Practice Clinic.

January 2, Mt. Airy (N.C.) News: Veteran local veterinarian retiring. Profile on Dr. Bruce Widdowson, who graduated from the UGA CVM with his DVM in 1977.

December 2014

December 22, press release: Karen Cornell named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

December 19, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host annual shelter medicine symposium.
December 20, Tifton Gazette: UGA vet school to host shelter medicine conference
December 21, WRDW-TV (Augusta): UGA vet school to host shelter medicine conference.

December 15, press release: UGA, Emory collaborate to leverage strengths in infectious disease research. Infectious diseases researcher Ralph Tripp, Georgia Research Alliance Chair in Vaccine and Therapeutic Development at UGA, leads the UGA side of the Emory-UGA Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS).
December 15, UGA Research:

December 15, Athens Banner-Herald: Yarbrough: Gift of friendship is always the right size [column]. Column talks about Yarbrough's friendship with retired CVM professor J. Derrell Clark.
Also carried in: The Brunswick News
Neighbor Newspapers

November 2014

November 20, press release: UGA's Radlinsky to co-lead study abroad trip to South African cheetah reserve. Small animal soft tissue surgeon Dr. MaryAnn Radlinsky is co-leading a study abroad trip to give undergraduate students the chance to work with wild animals on a cheetah reserve in South Africa.

November 20, The Red & Black: UGA receives $100,000 grant to study norovirus treatments. The grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund Ralph Tripp's work on developing a cell line that will provide the basis for growing the virus — the first step toward creating antivirals, therapeutics and vaccines.

November 4, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine receives Gates Foundation grant to study norovirus

November 19, Food Safety News: The Search for Alternatives to Antibiotics. Article quotes Dr. Charles Hofacre of the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC).

October 2014

October 31, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization to host annual auction.

October 28, The Poultry Site: Merial Supports Infectious Disease PhD Program. Merial funds three postdoctoral students who are completing their research at the College.
October 27, Beef Magazine: Merial Awards Three Postdoctoral Scholarships Of $40,000 Each.
October 28, Bovine Veterinarian: Merial supports infectious disease PhD program

October 21, press release: Atlanta Magazine's Groundbreakers class includes company founded by UGA professors. IS3D, LLC, a company founded by University of Georgia professors in the CVM to create interactive learning tools, was named to Atlanta Magazine's Groundbreakers Class of 2014. IS3D was one of 11 finalists from a field of 100-plus entries to be recognized.

October 8, Flagpole Magazine (Athens, Ga.): Dogs and Their Homeless Owners Share Love, if not Shelter. Article mentions a veterinary student-led initiative: "Our Daily Bread, the soup kitchen that operates out of First Baptist Church on Pulaski Street, partnered with the University of Georgia veterinary school to create Food Bowl, which provides free dog and cat food to folks who can’t afford to buy it."

September 2014

September 25, press release: Press release: Initiative brings 12 new interdisciplinary faculty to University of Georgia. UGA CVM has hired Courtney Murdock and Brian Jordan vai this intiatiative. Murdock studies emerging infectious diseases and vector ecology and will be joint-appointed to the Odum School of Ecology. Jordan holds a joint appointment in College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA CVM, and focuses on poultry health disease and management.

September 14, Athens Banner-Herald: University of Georgia, Orianne Society form partnership for research, conservation. The College and SCWDS are mentioned as working with the Warnell School of Forestry and Orianne Society.

September 6, USPOULTRY: Video: Antibiotic Use in the Poultry Industry. Video features Dr. Charles Hofacre, who discusses the use of antibiotics in poultry production.
More: New Resources on Current, Future Antibiotic Use in Poultry Industry
National Chicken Council press release about video

September 4, press release: UGA researchers to use $1.1 million NIH grant to study drug therapies for elephantiasis. The three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers to determine how two commonly administered drug combinations work to remove larvae from the bloodstream of people infected with lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.

September 3, Bovine Veterinarian: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine accepts 114 new students

September 1, The Red & Black: New students accepted into UGA pharmacy, veterinary medicine schools

August 2014

August 26, Barrow Journal: Column by Jessica Brown: Thankful for UGA vets

August 26, press release: UGA welcomes 114 incoming veterinary students.

August 26, VIN News Service: Tuition hikes flatten as high cost of veterinary school gains attention. Dean Sheila W. Allen quoted in article about how veterinary colleges are working to hold steady or lower the financial burden on their students.

August 20, The Red & Black: Undergraduate research opportunities plentiful at UGA. The College is mentioned as one place where undergrads can take advantage of research opportunities; our Department of Infectious Diseases offers a variable credit course where students can learn how to conduct science experiments.

August 14, Athens Banner-Herald: An animal lover and a UGA vet school trailblazer. After passing away at age 83 on July 20, Dr. Maxwell was remembered as a passionate veterinarian and one of the few female DVM graduates of her time.

August 9, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet into motion: UGA Veterinary teaching hospital set for March opening. The new teaching hospital and education building project is well underway; the article says it "doesn't look so much like a building but the beginnings of a small town rising up out of the ground."

August 5, press release: UGA's 'Vet School for a Day' set for Sept. 24. Registration opens Aug. 6 for this one-day program that brings high school students from all over Georgia and South Carolina to the veterinary college to learn more about our DVM program and the career opportunities available to veterinarians.

August 4, press release: UGA receives $1.3 million NIH grant to develop science software for elementary students. This educational software helps elementary school students learn about how the body functions and how to make better dietary and exercise choices.

July 2014

July 29, MyFoxAtlanta: Is it safe to kiss your pet? Dr. Ira Roth, director of the Community Practice Clinic at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, says it's possible to transmit a variety of illness-causing bacteria when your dog or cat "kisses" or licks your face or mouth.

July 27, UGA Amazing Student: Annie Page-Karjian, a 2011 DVM graduate, is working on a PhD in veterinary pathology. Read more about why she is an Amazing Student!

July 23, UGA press release: New model helps explain how human-provided food resources promote or reduce wildlife disease. A recent study published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters is co-authored by Richard Hall, an assistant research scientist in the College of Veterinary Medicine department of infectious diseases.

July 18, The Red & Black: New vet hospital: Better amenities for students, patients. An update on the new veterinary teaching hospital that is under construction at the intersection of College Station and Barnett Shoals roads.

July 15, Ocular disease in blue-eyed horses explored. Article covers a study done by researchers at both the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Illinois.

July 7, UGA Press Release: UGA Alumni Association announces 40 Under 40 Class of 2014. Among those named to the 2014 "40 under 40" list are faculty member and alumnus Dr. Chad Schmiedt (DVM '00), an associate professor of soft tissue surgery; and alumna Aleisha Gomes Swartz (DVM '02) of Honolulu, who serves as chief veterinarian of the Hawaiian Humane Society.
The Red & Black newspaper: UGA Alumni Association announces 40 Under 40 Class of 2014

July 3, Wearable Technology Monitors Man's Best Friend's Health. Article quotes small animal orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steven Budsberg , who says that pet wellness technology can provide owners some insight about their pet's health, but not necessarily the full picture.

July 1, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital holds 2014 Picture Your Pet Photo Contest.
Read the original press release: UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital holds 2014 Picture Your Pet Photo Contest

July 1, Vet Practice News: UGA Reports Successful Feline Kidney Transplant. The veterinarians used stem cells harvested from the patient to optimize the cat's acceptance of the new kidney.

June 2014

June 28, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine performs second successful kidney transplant on cat. More news about kidney transplant cat Arthur, his owners and recovery.
Vet Practice News: UGA Reports Successful Feline Kidney Transplant: The veterinarians used stem cells harvested from the patient to optimize the cat's acceptance of the new kidney.

June 24, UGA press release: UGA offers yearlong certificate program in comparative medical illustration.

June 20, The (Macon, Ga.) Telegraph: Zoo Atlanta mourning 7-year-old Warthog. The warthog was brought the CVM for necropsy.

June 17, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA veterinary surgeons use feline adult stem cells in kidney transplant
June 17: Read the original press release from UGA Public Affairs
June 18, Veterinary surgeons use feline adult stem cells in kidney transplant
Global Bioethics Initiative: Veterinary Surgeons use Feline Adult Stem Cells in Kidney Transplant

June 16, UGA press release: UGA researchers discover new method to reduce disease-causing inflammation. Principal investigator Wendy Watford, assistant professor of infectious diseases in UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, says her lab "is searching for ways to disrupt the fundamental cellular processes that cause inflammation and disease."

June 12, UGA press release: Network-based vaccinations may control disease outbreaks in endangered chimps. Julie Rushmore, a student in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine's DVM/PhD program, spent nearly a year observing the wild Kanyawara chimpanzee community in Kibale National Park, Uganda. She recorded the behavior of chimpanzees in the community and used social network analysis to quantify which members of the community were more likely to contract and spread diseases based on how frequently they interacted with each other.
More on Rushmore and her work:
Athens Banner-Herald: Network-based vaccinations may control disease outbreaks in endangered chimps
Rushmore's profile on the website of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research
Abstract in the Journal of Animal Ecology

May 2014

May 16, Atlanta Business Chronicle: Georgia top medical researchers. Biao He is one of four UGA researchers on the ABC's list.

May 16, Diagnostic Lab Updates: UGA Veterinary Diagnostic labs conduct testing for FDA's pet food surveillance program.

May 15, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA's 'Vet School for a Day' set for September. Our annual event will be held September 24, 2014.
Press release: UGA's 'Vet School for a Day' set for September

May 14, UGA press release: Virtual pet leads to increase physical activity for kids, UGA research says. Team members included Tom Robertson, an associate professor of physiology and pharmacology; James Moore, a professor of large animal medicine; Scott Brown, the Edward H. Gunst Professor of Small Animal Medicine, all from the UGA CVM.
June 9, The Red & Black newspaper: UGA researchers find virtual pets help increase physical activity, reduce obesity
May 16, Virtual Dog Helps Children Lose Excess Weight: Study
Jersey Tribune via EurekAlert! Medicine

May 8, UGA faculty awarded innovative instruction grants. Article mentions several CVM faculty who were awarded grants this year: Melinda Camus, Bridget Garner, Wan-I Oliver Li, Simon Platt, Marc Kent and Allison Haley.
See also May 1, UGA press release: UGA faculty awarded innovative instruction grants

May 8, UGA now accepting applications for new post-baccalaureate research program. The PREP program director is Julie M. Moore, a professor in the CVM department of infectious diseases.

May 7, UGA press release: New grant program at UGA funds six interdisciplinary faculty teams. A team from the CVM selected for funding will work on "Developing new animal models for studying tuberculosis infection and transmission, potentially leading to new vaccine development." The principal investigator is Fred Quinn, professor and head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the College of Veterinary Medicine, with co-PIs Biao He, Vanessa Ezenwa, Russ Karls, Tuhina Gupta, Mark Tompkins, Balazs Rada, also of the infectious diseases department; Christopher Whalen, epidemiology and biostatistics (UGA); Kaori Sakamoto, pathology (CVM); and Steve Harvey, population health (CVM).

May 3, WebMD: How to Handle Fleas and Ticks. Dr. Ira Roth, our Community Practice Clinic director, shares tips on combating fleas and ticks this summer.

May 1, press release: UGA student named finalist in LabTV contest. April Bailey, a graduate student in the Health and Medical Journalism program, produced a video entitled, "Hillary Danz - Medical Researcher - University of Georgia" (click to view on YouTube). Published on April 17, 2014, the video is a LabTV Finalist Award Winner. Hillary Danz is a researcher in the Donald Harn Laboratory at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
Read the LabTV press release here
April Bailey also produced a video profile of Farah Samli, also from the Harn Laboratory. Bailey writes, "Like many of us when we first pursue our passions, Farah doubted herself in the beginning. But that soon changed and now she is making great strides in vaccine research."

April 2014

April 17, UGA press release: UGA researchers find new method to combat common childhood illness: RSV. Biao He, a professor of infectious diseases in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, is working on the first vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which can cause serious lung infections, such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia.

April 11, UGA press release: Emory and UGA receive $3.6 million NIH influenza contract: National influenza centers integrate research to improve pandemic preparedness. Ralph Tripp, professor and chair of animal health vaccine development at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, is project leader at UGA, with co-project leader Mark Tompkins (also UGA CVM).

April 10, UGA press release: Georgia BioBusiness Center to showcase UGA startup companies. Two companies sprung from the College of Veterinary Medicine are featured: IS3D, LLC and Molecular Therapeutics. IS3D develops interactive educational software for K-12 students. IS3D graduated from the GBBC incubator this year. Co-founded by eight UGA faculty members, including CEO Tom Robertson, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology. Molecular Therapeutics develops antimicrobial technologies. Founded by Branson Ritchie, Distinguished Research Professor of small animal medicine.

April 10, 2014, Emory press release: NIH funds center for flu research, surveillance. Project leaders at UGA include Mark Tompkins and Ralph Tripp, professor and chair of animal health vaccine development and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.

April 8, 2014, The Roanoke Star: Roanoke Doctor Receives State Veterinarian of the Year Award

April 6, 2014, Athens Banner-Herald: Hundreds flock to open house at UGA vet school

April 4, 2014, The Red & Black: Eat bugs and shear sheep: Insect Zoo, vet med welcome visitors

March 2014

March 28, Athens Banner-Herald: Poets, scientists, students share ideas at TEDxUGA. Article mentions infectious diseases doctoral student Farah Samli's presentation on vaccines.
More on Samli's TEDxUGA talk:
March 28, TEDxUGA 2nd annual event: TEDxUGA, "Theme: [insert your idea here]"
March 25, Profile on E. Farah Samli.

March 23, Athens Banner-Herald: $21 billion state budget aims to have a little something for everyone. Article mentions $1.35 million in equipment for the Department of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which is a contract the CVM holds for the Dept. of Ag to use our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Athens and Tifton.

March 14, UGA press release: Company founded by UGA professors among Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. IS3D LLC, a company that makes interactive educational software and was founded by professors from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia for 2014, according to the Technology Association of Georgia.

February 2014

February 25, Athens Banner-Herald: Clarke Central ninth-graders got a look at UGA science. As part of a day-long visit to campus to explore the many options for students interested in biological sciences, the group took a tour of the College's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

January 2014

January 29, Harmony in a House of Cats. Our behavior medicine specialist Sharon Crowell-Davis discusses the social nature of cats, and how to introduce one or more new cats into a single-cat household.

Excerpt: "A cat that isn't accustomed to its own kind becomes socially incompetent as an adult," she says. "But then, if a child grows up without going to school and being deprived socially, wouldn't the same thing happen? Social behavior is greatly learned."

January 29, The Poultry Site: Jackwood Receives 2014 Charles Beard Research Excellence Award

January 27, Dog survives bout with breast cancer. Story from September, updated in January.

January 24, The Gainesville (Ga.) Times: Livestock require more food, water in frigid temperatures. Our Dr. Katie Seabaugh, clinical assistant professor of large animal medicine, provides livestock owners valuable tips on keeping their animals comfortable during the extreme cold hitting Georgia this winter.

January 21, Columns newsletter: Striking a balance. Photos from the beam raising ceremony for the new Veterinary Medical Center at UGA.

January 14, Georgia Bio Announces Phoenix Award, UGA & Merial Honored. The Phoenix Award recognizes "the year's best collaboration between an academic institution and a company that has made an outstanding contribution to the growth the bioscience industry in Georgia."
More: UGA press release, UGA, Merial receive 2014 Phoenix Award for collaborative partnership
GeorgiaBio: Georgia Bio Awards Dinner - A Starry Night

January 13, 2014, ThePoultySite: Jones Joins Ceva as Manager of Poultry Technical Services. Dr. Kelli Jones is an MAM graduate of the UGA CVM.

January 1, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA CVM, Athens Humane Society partner on spay/neuter surgeries.

December 2013

December 19, Athens Patch: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Hosting Shelter Medicine Symposium

December 18, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host annual shelter medicine symposium

December 11, 2013, Marietta Daily Journal: Obituary of Keith Contarino, an alumnus of the UGA CVM.

December 9, press release: UGA start-up company moves from incubator into Athens community

December 3, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine opens registration for VetCAMP 2014 on Dec. 9

November 2013

November 27, UGA veterinary lab offers free testing for jerky-related illness and death.

November 20, press release: The University of Georgia receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding

November 14, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization to host benefit auction

October 2013

October 31, press release: Media advisory: UGA labs conduct testing for FDA's pet food surveillance program

October 29, press release: UGA seminar to focus on the rabies virus

October 28, Athens Banner-Herald: Dog survives breast cancer diagnosis.

October 25, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine receives full accreditation

October 23, 2013, Students share ideas at TEDxUGA student presenter competition. Article mentions infectious diseases doctoral student Farah Samli's presentation on the expansion of vaccines.
More on Samli's TEDxUGA talk:
Athens Banner-Herald, "Students show off their ideas at TEDxUGA competition."

October 1, Georgia Trend magazine: Cell Mates: Collaborative university efforts are driving ground-floor biotech discoveries. Article mentions the "fracture putty" that Dr. John Peroni, associate professor of large animal medicine, is developing in conjunction with other researchers.

September 2013

September 12, press release: Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium to be held Oct. 10 at UGA

September 9, Fox 5 News (Atlanta): Dog survives bout with breast cancer. 12-year-old Labrador retriever, Godiva, is receiving treatment at the College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and was enrolled in two clinical trials for treatment: one used a pill to keep the cancer from recurring; the other involved removal of her lymph nodes with a laser.
MyFoxAtlanta: Dog survives bout with breast cancer

August 2013

August 30, press release: UGA lab plays key role in identifying dolphin virus, urges people not to touch stranded animals

August 29, The Washington Post:Die-off of bottlenose dolphins, linked to virus, is worst in 25 years. Faculty at the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory helped to identify the virus that is causing what NOAA calls an "Unusual Mortality Event."
More stories: NOAA Fisheries: What's Causing the Bottlenose Dolphin Deaths Along the Mid-Atlantic?
Asbury Park Press: In search of a dolphin killer: Scientists in a remote farm lab rush to find exactly what has killed 200 of the sea mammals in New Jersey and the East Coast

August 29, press release: UGA startup company receives $1.95 million to provide better science teaching tools

August 21, press release: UGA professor Corrie Brown awarded International Veterinary Congress Prize.

August 19, press release: UGA's 'Vet School for a Day' set for September

August 14, press release: UGA welcomes 102 incoming veterinary students with white coat ceremony. Sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA), this event officially recognized the incoming class by donning them in lab coats to be worn during their four years of veterinary education.

August 14, press release: UGA researchers use nanoparticles to fight cancer. Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer. Donald A. Harn from our Department of Infectious Diseases is one of four UGA researchers working on the project.

August 12, press release: Nobel laureate Peter C. Doherty to speak at UGA. Doherty will discuss his two latest books on the University of Georgia campus Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. A book sale and signing will coincide with the event.

August 7, Augusta Chronicle: Georgia researchers study new flu virus. Article covers Dr. Mark Tompkins' research on the avian influenza H7N9 strain.

August 5, : Cornell program aims to kick off careers of veterinarians. Features UGA DVM graduate Sawyer Howell, who is attending the institute to increase his specialized knowledge of dairy medicine.

July 2013

July 25, MedicalXpress: Connections found between wetland cover, transmission rates of hemorrhagic disease. Article covers research on white-tailed deer from the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study.

July 25, Outdoor Life: University of Georgia Launches New Study on How Coyotes Effect Deer Behavior. Article about a new study launched by the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study.

July 25, press release: Connections found between wetland cover, transmission rates of hemorrhagic disease. Ecologists at the University of Georgia have discovered complex and surprising relationships between land cover and rates of transmission, illness and death from hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer.

June 2013

June 10, press release: A take-home glucose monitoring device can help veterinarians get your diabetic pet's blood sugar under control.
Related stories:
Athens Banner-Herald: UGA's veterinary hospital offers take-home glucose monitors for diabetic pets
The Red & Black: UGA's veterinary hospital offers take-home glucose monitors for diabetic pets

June 4, press release: Not talking about Facebook: DVM-PhD student Julie Rushmore analyzed the social networks of wild chimpanzees in Uganda and how their interactions may affect the spread of infectious diseases.

May 2013

May 19, Amazing Student on Johanna Mejia-Fava, resident in zoological medicine, was named a UGA Amazing Student.

May 13, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine presents Phi Zeta honors to faculty, students . The UGA CVM recently recognized outstanding faculty and students with honors for excellence in teaching, research and service at its annual Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society Induction Ceremony.

May 9, BBC News Magazine: Dog years: How do you calculate a dog's true age? Dr. Kate Creevy, assistant professor of small animal medicine, weighs in.

May 1, press release: UGA Career Center recognizes student employees of the year. Mireya Smith, a pre-vet student and student assistant in the pathology department of the CVM, was recognized as the University of Georgia's Student Employee of the Year.

April 2013

April 29, Study: Cat obesity ballooning.

April 25, The Red & Black: 'Cross-protective' flu vaccine developed by UGA researcher.

April 24, The Rabbit Box show "Into the Wild": Listen to exotics/zoological medicine faculty member Joerg Mayer tell a story about some of his experiences when he was in Papua New Guinea doing research, presented during this local storytelling radio show. He says of the story, "It appears that the bow and arrow were somehow my constant companion throughout the trip."

April 19, press release: Game developed at UGA helps students understand neuroscience. UGA researchers are developing a video game that teaches students about the complex networks in the brain and the nervous system by challenging them to solve puzzles using music, colors and shapes.

April 17, press release: UGA research finds sterilized dogs live longer. Dr. Kate Creevy, assistant professor at the CVM, co-authored a study that examined the death records of over 40,000 dogs.
Related stories: Spayed Dogs Live Longer: Study
UGA research finds sterilized dogs live longer

April 17, press release: UGA's 'Vet School for a Day' set for September

April 16, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine recognizes three alumni at annual conference. Drs. John E. Hayes and Susan Fubini received the CVM's Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna Awards (respectively), and Dr. Adam Eichelberger received the Young Achiever Award.

April 11, The Red & Black: Your kidneys — Rated E for Everyone. Article covers Dr. Scott Brown's NIH grant to develop interactive materials to teach students about the functions of the urinary and cardiovascular systems.

April 11, The Red & Black: 'Cross-protective' flu vaccine developed by UGA researcher. Biao He's research team is working on a flu vaccine that would offer multi-year protection against a variety of flu strains.

April 2, press release: UGA researchers develop universal flu vaccine. Biao He, a researcher in the department of infectious diseases, was lead author in a study published in the Journal of Virology.

April 1, press release: NIH awards $1.5 million to UGA researchers studying Legionnaires' disease. Researcher Vincent Starai is joint-appointed to the department infectious diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

March 2013

March 29, press release: UGA grant helps students understand diabetes through virtual gaming. Brown received a $525,000, five-year grant to design, create and test interactive gaming technology that helps undergraduate students learn more about renal and cardiovascular physiology, diabetes and obesity by acting as virtual scientists studying renal physiology in a virtual research laboratory.

March 28, The Red & Black: Horse herpes topic of UGA vet school diagnostics. Article quotes Dr. Jeremiah Saliki, director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, part of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

March 17, The Rabbit Box "Saved!": Listen to small animal medicine faculty member Ira Roth tell a story about running a clinic in Albany, Ga.; this day he was trying to save a deer and make it on the nightly news.

March 1, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine sets annual open house for April 5.

February 2013

February 27, press release: University of Georgia to host international symposium on One Health. Ralph Tripp, researcher in the department of infectious diseases, is a featured keynote speaker.

February 19, press release: New rabies vaccine could reduce cost, risk.

February 8, Fox News Atlanta: Pit bull's treatment could aid humans with brain tumors.

February 1, Athens Banner-herald: Work beginning on three big UGA construction projects. Article mentions groundbreaking on the new Veterinary Medical Learning Center.

January 2013

January 2013, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians: Dr. Jerry Saliki receives 2013 AAVLD Distinguished Service Award.

January 29, press release: College of Veterinary Medicine to host 50th annual conference, alumni weekend.

January 22, press release: UGA awarded $1.1 million to speed detection of emerging flu strains. Dr. Ralph Tripp's work with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, or SERS, will be further refined to detect not just whole viruses but also virus components to aid in rapid identification of influenza.

January 18, Emory News: Man's best friend helping man: Canine trial tests novel medication for brain tumors.

January 17, DVM Newsmagazine/DVM360: UGA sees new long-awaited veterinary teaching hospital materialize.

January 11, press release: UGA veterinary medicine student organization to host annual benefit auction.

January 10, The Red and Black: UGA necropsy of giraffe shows internal bleeding. Pathologist Dr. Rita McManamon explains how animal necropsies are conducted and the length of time it takes to receive results from necropsy.

December 2012

December 24, press release: 'Veterinary Spectrum' gives viewers an inside look at UGA's College of Vet Med.

December 17, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host annual shelter medicine seminar.

December 13, press release: Registration opens Dec. 19 for UGA College of Veterinary Medicine's VetCAMP 2013.

November 2012

November 27, BioScience Technology: Man's Best Friend: Common Canine Virus May Lead to New Vaccines for Deadly Human Diseases.
Read the UGA press release here.
Article on PLOS One.
Also featured on: Common dog virus could be instrumental in developing human vaccines. Study Looks At Possible Vaccines Developed From Canine Virus.

November 12, press release: Two College of Veterinary Medicine faculty members receive endowed professorships.

November 9, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA breaks ground for huge veterinary medicine hospital

October 2012

October 11, press release: New studies reveal connections between animals’ microbial communities and behavior. Dr. Vanessa O. Ezenwa, an ecologist with a joint appointment in the CVM's Infectious Diseases department and the School of Ecology at UGA, studies how social behavior and interactions between organisms might increase their likelihood of acquiring parasites and pathogens.

September 2012

Sept. 10, Columns newsletter: UGA units partner to establish pet-friendly emergency shelters. Veterinary medicine faculty, students and staff would care for animals taken to a shelter UGA has established for the pets of evacuees in the event of a large-scale emergency. The capacity of the shelter is up to 250 dogs and 150 cats, and also could accommodate some "pocket" mammals like gerbils and rabbits.

Sept. 3, Marketplace on American Public Media: Drug companies cash in on curing animals. UGA researcher and small animal medicine professor Dr. Steve Budsberg talks about vaccine and therapeutics development for companion animals and livestock.

July 2012

July 31, Athens Banner-Herald: The Editor's Desk: Picture Your Pet. Editor Jim Thompson promoted our pet photo contest, and mentioned the times he and his wife had visited the Teaching Hospital with their own pets.

July 26, Herpesvirus Is Forever, but Proper Care Can Protect Puppies. Dr. Steffen Sum explains how the herpesvirus affects dogs, and how its spread can be minimized.

July 1, (DVM Newsmagazine): Veterinary student investigates equine stem cell therapy.

June 2012

June 27, UGA press release: University of Georgia CURO students explore research topics during summer break. One of the CURO students has been working with Dr. Nicole Gottdenker, an assistant professor of pathology.

June 22, Warnell press release: Toxic algae to blame for cattle deaths in Gwinnett County, Warnell determines. Dr. Lee Jones, an assistant professor of beef herd health at the CVM, said that recent reports of livestock found dead were likely the same cause.
Also in the news:
Gwinnett Daily Post: Toxic algae kills four cows in Dacula
Dacula Patch: Toxic Algae Blamed for Cattle Deaths on Dacula Farm
Athens Banner-Herald: Toxic algae to blame for cattle deaths in Gwinnett County, UGA determines
11Alive: Toxic algae blamed for deaths of 4 cows (Southern Farmer): Toxic Algae to Blame for Cattle Deaths in Georgia

June 21, Athens Banner-Herald: Perimeter slows to crawl after horse falls into roadway. Dr. Randy Eggleston and large animal staff supervisor Tabo Medina were called out to assist with a horse that was injured after falling out of its trailer on the Athens Bypass.

June 17, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA researcher works on vaccine for a new version of the mumps. Dr. Biao He and his research team are working on a new vaccine to stop the spread of a mutated form of the mumps virus.
Read the press release on Dr. Biao He's work here.

June 2, The Economist: The risks of global worming: Widespread use of anti-parasite drugs is reducing their value. CVM parasitologist Dr. Ray Kaplan recently published a review of available research on anti-parasitic drug resistance in livestock.

May 2012

May 8, Washington Post: Dr. Chad Schmiedt was quoted in the Washington Post article, Chronic kidney disease is a leading killer in cats: What to watch for.

April 2012

April 15, Journal of the AVMA: Western conference again a strong draw. During the Western Veterinary Conference, Feb. 19-23, 2012, in Las Vegas, five veterinary postgraduates received Food Animal Incentive Awards for dedication to food animal practice, including UGA's Bradley Heins.

April 15, Athens Banner-Herald: The CVM recently benefited from a local tree-planting project: UGA Lions Club already making a difference

April 4, Walton (Ga.) Tribune: Myers recognized for veterinary services. Article mentions that Dr. Myers is a graduate of the College and also that he works with UGA veterinary students.

March 2012

March 30, Veterinary Practice News: Dermatology: Dealing with Itchy Patients. Article quotes Dr. Patrick Hensel, a veterinary dermatologist at the UGA CVM.

March 29, The Anniston (Ala.) Star: Harvey H. Jackson: Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. Columnist mentions that his old Volkswagon bus broke down years ago on his way to the CVM with his dog who was suffering from cancer.

March 26, The (Macon, Ga.) Telegraph: Veteran Montezuma legislator returning to the farm. Article mentions that Rep. Lynmore James, who is retiring, has been championing a veterinary medicine program at Fort Valley State University; "Currently only the University of Georgia can grant degrees in veterinary medicine."

March 25, Tampa Bay Ledger: Funeral Home Director Works to Save Dog. A touching profile of a Tampa-area funeral director and his dog, "Lucy," mentions that Lucy was taken to UGA for medical treatment (page 3): "A specialist in Tampa referred Dobies to a noted veterinarian at the University of Georgia who in September [2011] removed the tumor as veterinary students watched."
See also—Tampa Bay Times: Funeral home director works to save dog that changed his life

March 13, AAVMC press release: AAVMC Releases Preliminary Study Data on the Campus Climate at U.S. Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. This study examined the comfort levels of students from underrepresented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, those with impairments and/or disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students at the nation’s schools and colleges of veterinary medicine. The UGA CVM is mentioned, although incorrectly identified as a "school" of veterinary medicine.

February 2012

February 29, press release: Four UGA faculty recognized for superior teaching efforts. Among them this year is Dr. Jim Moore, a Distinguished Research Professor in the department of large animal medicine at the CVM.

February 25, The Red & Black: New Vet School facility to start construction fall 2012.

February 17, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine sets annual open house for April 6

February 16, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA's budget woes easing, school's president says. Article mentions funding for the VMLC is one of UGA's top three goals in this legislative session.

February 16, The Red & Black: About $7 million cuts expected for the Univ. teaching program, the smallest in three years. The article quotes University President Michael F. Adams as saying that the new VMLC is a "game-changing facilit[y]."

February 8, Vet School Surge: Veterinary schools expand, with focus on large animals.

February 7, Atlanta Business Chronicle: UGA develops stem cell gel to help bones heal faster.
OnlineAthens: UGA stem cell discovery could help bones mend faster.

February 7, Wall Street Journal's Big Pets Get Bigger: Latest Survey Shows US Dog and Cat Obesity Epidemic Expanding. Article quotes alumni Dr. Ernie Ward and Dr. Joseph Bartges, as well as Dr. Steve Budsberg, orthopedic surgeon and director of clinical research at the College.

February 3, press release: UGA discovery uses ‘fracture putty’ to repair broken bone in days. "This year, the group showed bone can be generated in sheep in less than four weeks. The speed in which bone is formed is one of the truly unique features of this study."

February 2, press release: Roundworm research reviewed at UGA. Dr. Adrian Wolstenholme, a nematode expert and associate professor in the department of infectious diseases, offers one perspective on new research suggesting genetic changes in the worm cause them to resist conventional drugs.

January 2012

January 23, Dr. Jim Moore is featured on's Focus on Faculty feature: Dr. Moore collaborates with researchers from several different colleges on campus to create interactive 3-D teaching materials.

January 23, UGA Alumni Association: The 2012 "Bulldog 100" list features several UGA Veterinary Medicine alums: Drs. Edward and Debbie Pinson (North Oconee Animal Hospital, #22), and Drs. Jenifer Gustafson and Angela Dodd (both of Hope Animal Medical Center, #76).

January 20, The Red & Black: Gov. Deal propose cuts to University System FY12 budget, more money could be seen in FY13. Article mentions the proposed allocation of $52.3 million to build the VMLC, as well as the $15 million in private funds raised for the building.

January 17, Columns Newsletter: Handle with care: Coordinator trains others in humane treatment of animals. Profile on Lisa Kelly, the training coordinator for the University's Office of Animal Care and Use.

January 15, Athens Banner-Herald: Deal's budget boosts funding for UGA, new doctors. "Deal’s proposed bond package includes $52 million to build a new veterinary teaching hospital off College Station Road, the University of Georgia’s highest priority."
See also: Atlanta Business Chronicle: Georgia budget to fund four major college building projects.

January 9, Columns newsletter: Mentors drove veterinary medicine professor toward her passion. Profile on Dr. Kelsey Hart, assistant professor of large animal medicine.

January 9, The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette outdoors blog: Anatomy of a deer die-off: Dr. David Stallknecht is quoted in an AP wire article about epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) afflicting white-tail deer in the plains states. The AP article ran in many papers nation-wide.
Chicago Sun-Times: Northern Plains hit hard by deer-killing disease
Billings Gazette: Eastern Montana, several states hit hard by deer-killing disease
Great Falls Tribune: Deer-killing disease strikes Eastern Montana

December 2011

December 23: There is no better example of two birds of a feather flocking together than that of Bugsy, a Moluccan cockatoo, and Bobo,
the barred owl. Read the story about Bugsy and Bobo, and view all the photos here.

Our 2010-2011 Annual Report to Donors (Fiscal Year 2011) is now available online. Get to know more about us with faculty interviews, donor stories, research stories, and an update on our new Teaching Hospital. The printed edition will be hitting mailboxes around Christmas. For the annual reports from previous years, view our publication archive.

December 13, Athens Banner-Herald: Head of strange Mich. deer to be studied at UGA. SCWDS researcher Dr. Kevin Keel is mentioned in the article.
More: (Michigan): One-of-a-kind deer shot in Cass County bound for Georgia for study (with photo)

December 5, Tampa Bay Times: Stem cell treatment may help dogs with arthritis. Article quotes faculty member Dr. John Peroni, an associate professor of large animal medicine and a specialist in stem cell therapies.

November 2011

Winter 2011 issue, Graduate School Magazine: Engaging Students Becomes an Ideal Science Project for Students, Faculty and Staff. Features a classroom teaching collaboration among researchers across campus, including Drs. Jim Moore and Tom Robertson from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Download the Graduate School article as a PDF here.

November 12, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA president optimistic about budget. Article mentions our recent success in fundraising for the VMLC, and that Michael Adams is optimistic that the project will be funded by the state.

November 7, Athens Banner-Herald: Students learn how to use technology in future careers. Jeff Duke from the College's Information Technology Services department spoke to students from Oconee Co. Middle School who are interested in computers and programming about the information systems used at the College.

November 1, Athens Banner-Herald: Well Fargo boosts local charities with grants. The College is one of the beneficiaries of Wells Fargo's grants.

October 2011

October 31, Dr. Michelle Henry Barton, professor of large animal medicine, is featured on's Focus on Faculty feature: Through her challenging medical cases, she helps students make the transition from classroom to real-world experience.

October 15, Athens Banner-Herald: Police K-9 healing after surgery at UGA vet school. Article is an update on the healing progress of Lakota, the police dog injured along with his handler in a car accident earlier this month.

October 11, Clayton News Daily: County will pay police dog’s medical expenses

October 11, 11Alive: RIVERDALE: Board agrees to pay for injured K9's medical bills

October 11, WSB TV: Officer reunites with K-9 after serious crash

October 11, AJC: Injured police dog, officer reunited as Clayton says it will pay vet's bills

October 7, UGA's YouTube channel: Press conference video/interview with Dr. Scott Rose, lead clinician on Lakota's case.

October 7, WSB Radio:Good news for K9 officer; partner

October 6, (Athens): Lakota Follows the Healing Path in Athens

October 6, (Cartersville): Local Resident Uses Facebook to Help Injured K9, Fellow Officer

October 6, WSB-TV: Injured K-9 has surgery to repair broken legs

October 6, WSB: Injured police dog will likely recover after accident

October 5, 11Alive News: October 5, RIVERDALE: Officer's family funding injured K-9's surgery

October 5, Fox 5 Atlanta: October 5, Officer, K-9 Recovering After Crash

October 5, WSB TV: Officer worries over K-9's health following accident

October 5, AJC: Family to pay bills for injured Clayton police dog

September 2011

September 18, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA vet school in tight spot. The Board of Regents will ask Gov. Nathan Deal to approve funding for our new veterinary medical learning center.

September 6, ABC Health News: A Flu Shot for the Squeamish. Infectious diseases researcher Ralph Tripp was quoted in this story about the newly-available short-needle flu shot.

September issue, Georgia Magazine: From Alex Jones to Zest: The ABCs of animal medicine reach far beyond the borders of campus at UGA’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital

August 2011

August 20, Athens Banner-Herald: Parasite a threat to dogs. Parasitologist Dr. Andy Moorhead is quoted in this article about a dog that became ill from giardia shortly after visiting a local park area.

August 10, Light Matters TV show ( Flu Detection (2nd segment). Also read the article, Gold Nanoparticles Detect Flu in Minutes. Ralph Tripp, a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, helped create a testing mechanism to identify influenza viruses within minutes, and at the point of care.

August 3, press release: UGA researchers use gold nanoparticles to diagnose flu in minutes. View the study from the journal Analyst: One-step assay for detecting influenza virus using dynamic light scattering and gold nanoparticles.
Release was picked up by the AP and published widely by these news outlets and others:
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: UGA researchers use gold to detect flu virus.
Health Jockey: Gold nanoparticles seemingly detect flu in minutes.
OptoIQ: Gold nanoparticles can diagnose flu in minutes, and cheaply.
MedGadget: UGA Researchers Turn to Nanotechnology to Speed Flu Diagnosis. UGA researchers use gold nanoparticles to diagnose flu in minutes. Nanoparticles diagnose Flu.
R&D Magazine: Gold nanoparticles diagnose flu in minutes. UGA Researchers Use Gold to Detect Flu Virus.

July 2011

July 29, The Macon Telegraph: Butler's Pet Hospital closing doors after 56 years. A touching profile on alumnus Dr. Mack Butler who retires today, closing the Macon pet hospital he opened in 1955.

July 22, Red and Black: UGA Vet School to receive $1.4 million for Rabies Virus study
Atlanta Business Chronicle: UGA award part of $1.4M grant to find cure for rabies UGA gets $1.4M grant to study rabies vaccine
Coosa Valley (Ga.) News: UGA Given $1.4M Grant to Study Rabies
Athens UGA News Roundup (2nd item)

July 16, Athens Banner-Herald: Inline hockey player strikes gold in Italy. Jennifer Munhofen, a master's student at the College, recently won the world championship with the U.S. Women's Inline Hockey Team.

July 13, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school camp helps build career interest. Coverage of our inaugural VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) that began July 9 at the College.

June 2011

SEC TV: This edition of SEC "Stories of Success" features our researchers at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and the role they played in determining cause of death in the mass blackbird die-offs in January 2011. This segment aired on ESPN.

June 30, Athens Banner-Herald: Phi Zeta honors given to faculty, students. Faculty and students were honored for excellence in teaching, research and service at the annual Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society induction ceremony in April.

June 28, Athens Banner-Herald: Prof tackles polio vaccine. Ralph Tripp, a researcher in the infectious diseases department, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Tripp is researching ways to make polio vaccines cheaply and more quickly to vaccinate people in parts of the world where the virus still produces outbreaks.

June 23, Stem Cells and Tissue Healing in Horses. This article covers a presentation by large animal medicine faculty member Dr. John Peroni, who "gave horse owners a basic overview of what stem cells are, what they do, and how they might help injured horses heal."

June 16, The Red and Black: Vet school dean fears more cuts; college could shut farm operation, lose faculty. Article examines how the veterinary college will be affected by state budget cuts. The 411 on Electrolytes. Clinical instructor Dr. Kelsey Hart is quoted in this article about the importance of electrolytes in keeping your horses hydrated and healthy.

June 3, Athens Banner-Herald: Feathered assault victim on the mend after treatment at vet school. Daisy the Mallard and her ducklings came to the UGA CVM Wildlife Treatment Center from the Lovett School, where she sustained a broken leg after an altercation with a goose on the grounds of the school. After surgery, two months of aftercare and physical therapy, Daisy and her ducklings were ready to be released at Lovett June 3. Private donations to the Kate Grant Wildlife Treatment Fund covered expenses for Daisy and her ducklings.
More about Daisy and her ducklings:
June 6, Smyrna-Vinings Patch: Lovett welcomes back injured mallard and her ducklings
June 3, Athens Banner-Herald photo gallery: Daisy the Duck doctored up
June 3, Northside Neighbor: Daisy, ducklings back at Lovett
June 3, Buckhead Patch: Photo Gallery: Lovett Loves Its Ducks
Lovett School press release
April 10 Athens Banner-Herald: Duck, her brood treated at UGA
April 10: Read the College's page about Daisy, along with a photo slideshow and educational PowerPoint presentation about Daisy's procedure (designed for elementary-school-age children).

May 2011

May 20, Georgia Public Broadcasting (PBS): BATS! Dr. Kevin Keel, faculty member at SCWDS, is featured in this episode of GPB's "Georgia Outdoors." Keel is researching the deadly white nose syndrome that is devastating bat populations in North America.
Related stories:
May 17, Video package: White Nose Syndrome: Devastating Fungus Threatens North American Bats. This video was put together by Jeffrey Mittelstadt, a graduate student from N.C. State.

May 20, Zoo Atlanta/AP News: Zoo Atlanta Gorillas Undergo Cardiac Exams. Press release mentions that the College is an integral part of the Great Ape Heart Project, a multi-institutional collaboration whose goal is to understand, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular disease in great apes living in zoological settings. View the Associated Press video, "Zoo Begins Look Into Hearts of Apes."

May 19, Athens Banner-Herald: Deal whacks funds to plan UGA facility. Article mentions the proposed teaching hospital (the Veterinary Medical Learning Center), which has received funds for planning but no construction funding yet.

May 15, JAVMA News: Atmosphere at veterinary schools being probed. "Campus climate dominated much of the discussion at this year's Iverson Bell Symposium, and the consensus was that the first step in reaching an inclusive environment for underrepresented groups at veterinary schools and colleges is to conduct a climate survey." UGA's Dr. K. Paige Carmichael, associate dean for academic affairs, is a co-investigator on the study.

May 4, Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association hosts their annual Spring Scholarship Luncheon and Silent Auction. Brittany Paschal, who will begin veterinary college this fall in the Class of 2015, received a scholarship from the Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association.

May 2, AQHA Executive Committee Approves Grants for Horse Health Research. The AQHA and AQHA Foundation have funded nine equine medical research projects in 2011-12, including a study on "Cardiovascular Function in Horses with Acute Gastrointestinal Disease" by UGA's Dr. Michelle Barton and Dr. Steeve Giguère.

May 2, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA Students Honored (see photo/caption). Mason Savage, class of 2011, was one of several University of Georgia students recognized during the Rotary Club’s annual Rotaract Student Service Awards luncheon, held April 27 at the Holiday Inn in Athens.

May 1, Athens Banner-Herald: NeSmith: Simple rules for investing in (live)stock. Columnist Dink NeSmith mentions that he once took a goat to the College's Teaching Hospital for treatment.

April 2011

April 2011, Gates Foundation: Ralph A. Tripp, a professor in the department of infectious diseases at the CVM, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled Improved Vaccine Technology to Eradicate Polio.

April 29, press release: 'Osy' debuts as an educational mobile app. Developed by a group of researchers, educators and software developers at the University of Georgia, Osy is a fun, educational game designed to teach the principle of osmosis, or how water moves in and out of cells.
View/download images and captions for Osy and her team of developers.
Press release republished by

April 29, The Red & Black: Students shaken by storms’ destruction. Article quotes a veterinary student, Elizabeth Clemmons (class of 2013), who hails from Ringgold, Ga., one of the towns decimated by tornadoes in late April.

April 26, press release from Central Veterinary Associates, P.C.: Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. Takes Care of "Mr. Popper’s Penguins." Blood samples were sent to the College's department of infectious diseases for testing.

April 24, Athens Banner-Herald: Levitzke named achiever vet school. The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine's alumni association presented 2000 graduate Brett Levitzke with this year's Young Achiever Award.

April 21, U.S. Newswire: AVMA Steering Committee to Collaborate with FDA on Antimicrobial Use. Charles L. Hofacre, a professor in the department of population health, was appointed to the AVMA Steering Committee for FDA Policy on Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials.
American Banking & Market News
Dairy Herd Network/Bovine Veterinarian

April 19, Bovine Veterinarian: Monitoring Uterine Health On-Farm. Article quotes Dr. Michael Overton, associate professor of dairy herd health in the department of population health at the College.

April 19, press release: Landmark UGA study reveals breed-specific causes of death in dogs
The New York Times: A Registry Explores Dog Deaths by Breed
Wall Street Journal: The Disease Demographics of Doggy Death
USAToday: Diseases that kill dogs tend to affect specific breeds
Discovery News: Database of Diseases Helps Keep Hounds Healthy
San Francisco Chronicle ("Tails of the City" Blog): UGA study reveals breed-specific causes of death in dogs
Baltimore Sun ("Unleashed" blog): Study reveals why certain dog breeds die
ActionNews6 (Augusta, Ga.): Breed-specific causes of death for dogs
DVM Newsmagazine: Canine mortality: Veterinary researchers conduct 20-year study of dog breed diseases, death rates
Veterinary Practice News: New Study Highlights Breed-Specific Causes of Death in Dogs New University of Georgia study shows breed-specific causes of dog deaths
ClickOnDetroit: Study Reveals Top Causes Of Dog Deaths By Breed; Research May Help Owners, Vets Spot Problems Earlier
UPI (United Press International): Breed-specific dog diseases studied Study Highlights Breed-Specific Causes of Death in Dogs
PetProductNews: New Study Highlights Breed-Specific Causes of Death in Dogs

April 17, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school honors distinguished alums. The Alumni Association of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized several graduates during the college's 48th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend.

April 10, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school names distinguished alum. The Alumni Association of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine named veterinarian Walter C. Robinson III (DVM '73) of Greenville, S.C., a Distinguished Alumnus.

April 10, Athens Banner-Herald: Duck, her brood treated at UGA. An injured mallard with nine ducklings was brought to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for treatment by a Good Samaritan.

April 7, Athens Banner-Herald: Blueprint: Event benefits wildlife. UGA veterinary students are holding a fundraiser at Terrapin Beer Co. to benefit the Wildlife Treatment Center and student chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association.

April 5, Athens Banner-Herald: Veterinary school offers dog training.
Also in the Classic City Courier: Community practice clinic offers puppy training classes.

April 4, The Weekly (Duluth, Ga.): Deal appoints three to boards. Alumnus John C. Sundstrom (DVM 1967), was appointed to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine by Gov. Nathan Deal.
More: Press release from the Office of the Governor

April 2, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school open house opens eyes. Also check out the ABH's Open House photo gallery, and their "Spotted" gallery. View Open House photos by the College's photographers on the UGA CVM Flickr site.

March 2011

March, Fighting the Dewormer Resistance. Dr. Ray Kaplan, professor of parasitology, is quoted in this article, which appeared originally in the April 2010 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine.

March 27, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school to hold annual open house.

March 26, press release: UGA veterinary students raise money for medical care of injured wildlife and wildlife disease education.
Media Newswire release

March 18, DVM Newsmagazine: The top 10 veterinary schools. The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine was ranked 9th this year in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 edition of "America’s Best Graduate Schools," up from 12th in the previous ranking period.

March 15, press release: UGA graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation. The doctor of veterinary medicine program tied for ninth in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

March 10, press release: Walkin' Wheels Inventor Presents at University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Mark C. Robinson, inventor of the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair and President of, recently was invited to meet with staff and students at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital to discuss how dog wheelchairs can improve the quality of life for an injured or handicapped pet, and donated a reseller kit to the VTH.

March 9, press release: UGA research animal resources program receives full accreditation. Accreditation by AAALAC, a voluntary program, is the gold standard for quality of animal care and use in research.

March 7, Front and center: Georgia Guard trains at UGA. UGA is helping to train Georgia National Guardsmen who will be deploying to Afghanistan in May to help revitalize the country's agricuture. The article mentions alum George McCommon (DVM '90).

February 2011

Feb. 28, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host first VetCAMP in summer 2011. VetCAMP is designed for rising high school junior and seniors. More information and registration materials can be found on the VetCAMP website.

Feb. 22, Wall Street Journal: When Man's Best Friend Is Obese: Pets Are Getting Fatter; Owners Find It Tricky to Count Kitty Calories, Cut Kibble. College faculty member Dr. Steven Budsberg is quoted in this story about the effects of obesity in pets.

Feb. 14, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine sets annual Open House for April 1. This event, sponsored by UGA’s veterinary students, will focus on veterinary medicine as an exciting, rewarding career, and will demonstrate the variety of career options available to veterinary medicine graduates.

Feb. 9, Charlotte Observer: Deadly bat disease reaches N.C.; considered 'devastating threat.' Article mentions the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, who confirmed that the disease was present in several bats from the area.

Feb. 6, Athens Banner-Herald: Sanford farewell for Uga. Article mentions Dr. Bruce Hollett, Uga VIII's namesake, who is a faculty member of the College and has helped care for several Uga mascots.

Feb. 4, press release: UGA vets’ expertise in endoscopic surgery benefits unique conservation project in the Galapagos Islands

Feb. 4, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA mascot Uga VIII dies. Article mentions that Uga VIII was treated at the UGA CVM Small Animal Teaching Hospital.

Feb. 4, Uga VIII laid to rest at Sanford Stadium. In attendance was "Dr. Bruce Hollett of UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, who was the inspiration for Uga VIII's AKC-registered name, Big Bad Bruce."

Feb. 2, press release: Five University of Georgia faculty recognized for superior teaching efforts . Two of this year's five Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors are on faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine: Dr. Karen Cornell and Dr. Wan-I Oliver Li. Dr. Cornell is a professor in the department of small animal medicine and surgery; Dr. Li is an associate professor in the department of physiology and pharmacology.

Feb. edition, The Whole Dog Journal: Dogs Need Blood Transfusions From Time to Time – And Blood Donors! Article mentions the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine's canine and feline blood donor program and blood bank.

January 2011

Jan. 25, Athens Banner-Herald: Editorial: Delay for UGA veterinary school is OK. "Whatever happens within the legislature regarding higher education funding, one thing that shouldn't attract undue attention is Gov. Deal's decision to take a proposed $113 million Veterinary Medicine Learning Center at the University of Georgia out of the 2012 package of bond-funded projects. That's not to say, of course, that local lawmakers shouldn't work hard to get the center back onto the list of projects."

Jan. 24, press release: UGA Alumni Association announces 2011 Bulldog 100 Rankings. Our alumni on the Bulldog 100 list include:
#38 — Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group, LLC, Brooklyn, New York, Brett Levitzke, ’00
#60 — Saint Francis Animal Hospital, Augusta, Mark Tribby, ’84 and ’88, and Curt J. Garner ’98
#69 — Santee Animal Hospital, Santee, S.C., Heather Shuler, ’01, and Kenneth Shuler, ’01
#92 — Appalachian Animal Hospital, East Ellijay, Thomas "Lyn" Lewis, ’02

Jan. 23, Athens Banner-Herald: Forum: UGA's vet school a place with heart — Oconee County resident Mr. Edward dePeterse wrote a column to share his experiences at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Jan. 22, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA may have to wait on new vet facility. "Construction on a planned new University of Georgia veterinary teaching hospital could be set back a year or more as Gov. Nathan Deal pulls back on the state's debt load."

Jan. 21, Sterile giant tortoises used as Galapagos lawnmowers. Exotics faculty member Dr. Stephen Divers was among the group of veterinarians that setrilized the tortoises prior to their release; a research paper was recently published in the Veterinary Record.

Jan. 19, Athens Banner-Herald: Uga could live for years after chemo.

Jan. 17, The (Macon) Telegraph: Georgia legislators set to weigh budget cuts. "Deal proposed trimming operation expenses at the Athens and Tifton veterinary labs as well as at the statewide network of Poultry Veterinary Diagnostic Labs."

Jan. 17, Athens Banner-Herald: Lawmakers to dig into Deal's proposed cuts — "One expenditure on the chopping block could be a new teaching hospital for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UGA asked for $62 million to build the 280,000-square-foot Veterinary Medicine [sic] Learning Center, but Deal budgeted only $10 million." [The building is called the Veterinary Medical Learning Center.]

Jan. 10, Athens Banner-Herald: University seeks funds for projects — "University of Georgia administrators will ask for money for a new veterinary hospital and science center while bracing themselves for more cuts when the state legislature convenes today."

Jan. 7, (press release): Uga VIII Diagnosed with Lymphoma
AJC: UGA VIII has lymphoma, is responding well to treatment
Athens Banner-Herald: Uga in treatment for lymphoma

Jan. 7, AP Online Video Network: This video package, featuring researchers from SCWDS, was chosen to be in the Top 10 AP Editor’s Choice category. Experts: Don't Worry About Dead Birds

Jan. 5, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA will look into bird kills.
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine's Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) is performing necropsies on several birds from the mass that fell out of the sky late on New Year's Eve in Arkansas, studying them to determine possible cause of death.
CNN video: Why did so many birds die?
11Alive video and article: Georgia Scientists Investigating Large Bird Kill
Fox5 Atlanta video and article: UGA Scientists to Study Mysterious Bird Deaths
CNN: Experts: Loud noise sent 5,000 Arkansas birds flying to their deaths
AP story (Yahoo!): La. has mass bird kill just days after Ark.
Augusta Chronicle: UGA gets some dead birds from La., Ark. La. state wildlife vet: 450 birds had trauma Mysterious bird kills may be linked (note that SCWDS is incorrectly identified as the "Southeast Cooperative Disease Study" in this Raycomm News Network article)
View the AJC photo gallery

December 2010

Dec 22, Athens Banner-Herald: Training designed to make life at the zoo more bearable for a few of the residents. Article about our behavior residents training the bears at Bear Hollow.

November 2010

Nov. 15, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school promotes puppy training as a way to avoid big problems later on. Article about the puppy training classes that are now offered at the Community Practice Clinic.

Nov. 9, Iowa State University News: Alumna Dr. Lisa Nolan (UGA DVM '88, MS '89, PhD '92), was named veterinary medicine dean at Iowa State University. Nolan is the first female dean of the ISU veterinary college.

Nov. 3, press relelase: Noted vaccine researcher joins UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Don Mark Estes joins the faculty at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

Nov. 1, press relelase: UGA Veterinary School offers puppy training, adoption counseling, and wellness screening for senior pets.

October 2010

Oct. 24, Neuromuscular Disease Can Lead to Performance Issues. The third in a series of talks given by Dr. Kelsey Hart at the 2010 AVMA meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

Oct. 20, UGA Broadcast, Video and Photography: Uga VIII's First Day (multimedia slideshow)

Oct. 13, Athens Banner-Herald: 1-year-old 'Bruce' to take over as Uga. One of several articles mentioning that Uga VIII, who will debut Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, before the UGA homecoming game against Vanderbilt in Athens, was named in honor of Dr. Bruce Hollett, associate professor and alum of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.
AP Wire:
Augusta Chronicle:
Coosa Valley News:
Red & Black:
Rome News-Tribune:
WSAV, Savannah:
New York Times:
Savannah Morning News:
The Times-Union (Albany, NY):

Oct. 13, press release: New, state-of-the-art method of anesthesia delivery available to large animal patients at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. /pr/Tafonius.php

Oct. 11, press release: 2010 CDC-UGA Collaborative Research Seed Awards announced. Release mentions a study by Dr. David Peterson in the College's Department of Infectious Diseases.

Oct. 7, press release: UGA researcher one of six in U.S. to receive FDA funding for TB research

Oct. 1, Researchers eye clopidogrel uses, efficacy for veterinary patients. Article is about Dr. Ben Brainard's research using the drug commonly known as Plavix® in dogs at risk of developing fatal blood clots; Brainard finds that it "may offer a safe alternative to NSAIDs for treating dogs at risk of thromboembolism because of the concurrent therapeutic use of corticosteroids such as prednisone or dexamethasone."

September 2010

Sept. 17, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school expansion could begin in a year — Workers could begin building a $113 million Veterinary Medicine Learning Center for the University of Georgia as soon as a year from now, University Architect Danny Sniff told a community group Thursday evening.

Sept. 15, The Red & Black: Grad service to prevent suicides. UGA's Counseling and Psychiatric Services is working with the Medical College of Georgia and the College of Veterinary Medicine on mental health programs for graduate students.

August 2010

Aug. 31, Managing Abnormal Heart Rhythm in the Performance Horse. Article summarizes a lecture Dr. Kelsey Hart presented at the 2010 AVMA annual conference, held in Atlanta.

Aug. 26, press release: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine hosts 10th annual Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

Aug. 23, press release: UGA welcomes 102 incoming veterinary students in White Coat Ceremony.

Aug. 16, Head to Tail Neonatal Care. Article summarizes a talk Dr. Kelsey Hart presented at the 2010 AVMA annual conference, held in Atlanta.

Aug. 12, Pour it on, pack it in. Dr. Andy Parks, head of the department of large animal medicine at the College, is mentioned at the end of the article.

Aug. 11, Athens Banner-Herald: Regents committee OKs vet hospital — The committee recommended proceeding with UGA's request for funding from the legislature for the new Veterinary Medical Learning Center.

Aug. 6, Lady Gaga went to geek camp, too. Article mentions that the Duke Talent Identification Program has a program for veterinary medicine.

Aug. 4, The Today Show (video+story): Meet the dog who was saved by a blog. The puppy featured in this story was taken to Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, owned by alum Dr. Brett Levitzke (DVM '00). The clinic was listed at #27 on the 2010 Bulldog 100 list by the UGA Alumni Association.

July 2010

July 19, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Antibodies are enlisted in flu fight. Dr. Mark Tompkins in the Infectious Diseases Department is quoted in this article about the development of therapeutic antibodies that target a variety of flu strains.

July 15, Athens Banner-Herald: Bear cub exhibit closes for weekend. The cubs are scheduled for spay procedures at the College.

July 14, press release: UGA researchers find Plavix may offer safe alternative as prophylactic treatment for dogs at risk of thromboembolic disease

July 9, Dog Heatstroke Prevention and Treatment. Dr. Ira Roth is quoted in this article about preventing heatstroke in dogs during the summer months.

July 2, The Sun-Journal (Lewiston, Maine): Egg farm civil settlement did lead to healthier birds, according to managers. Dr. Charles Hofacre, director of Clinical Services at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is featured in a Sun Journal report focusing on his work at Maine Contract Farming. The egg farm uses Hofacre’s services to monitor the health of laying hens.

July 1, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host 10th annual Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

June 2010

June issue, Veterinary Practice News: If One Dewormer Works, Try Another. Article quotes Dr. Ray Kaplan, a faculty member in Infectious Diseases.

May 2010

May 25, Augusta Chronicle: Ginger can reduce muscle pain, UGA study says. Article mentions that David Hurley, an associate professor of population health in UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, worked on the study with other UGA researchers.
Athens Banner-Herald:
The original press release:

May 20, Athens Banner-Herald: Stanford's Sister Act: NCAAs offer Burdettes a chance to visit family. Article is about the Burdettes: father Alan is a 1978 DVM grad and his oldest children, Andy and Erin, are currently enrolled in the College (DVM 2012); the two younger children play tennis and were in Athens for the NCAA championships held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

May 13, Fox 5 Atlanta News: FOX 5 Special: Watching Our Food Supply. Students and alumni were interviewed in this piece about the nationwide shortage of food animal veterinarians.

May 13, press release: UGA researchers use patented SERS technique to rapidly, accurately detect rotavirus strains

May 9, Athens Banner-Herald: Local volunteers rally to battle oil spill. Article quotes Andrea Howey-Newcomb, research technician with the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, and veterinary student Alycea Monopli.

May 1, DVM Newsmagazine: UGA nails $7.7 million for vet college expansion. Article talks about the new Veterinary Medical Learning Center, and the planning money the college was awarded by the state legislature.

April 2010

April 29, 2010, EurekAlert: UGA, Emory to study how exercise may prevent drug abuse relapse: UGA and Emory awarded $1.9 million grant. Dr. Gaylen Edwards, department head of Physiology and Pharmacology, is assisting the study.

Apr. 27, The Grady Journal: Looking for a Home Away from Home. This article about preparing to board your pets features our Community Practice Clinic Director, Dr. Ira Roth.

Apr. 23, Economics: Women leading change: Sheila Allen; University of Georgia dean sees the need to rework education and better focus funding.

April 23, 2010, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Fearsome or fearful dogs benefit from socialization. Article quotes Sharon Crowell-Davis, a professor of veterinary behavior at the University of Georgia.

Apr. 22, Clemson plans to expand vet education. Article mentions that Clemson researchers will collaborate with the College.

April 21, 2010, Athens Banner-Herald: Obituary for William Harold "Bill" Justice, an alumnus of the UGA CVM.

Apr. 3, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school opens its doors, draws crowd
More: Open House 2010 multimedia slideshow — by Dot Paul from UGA Public Affairs

March 2010

March 28, 2010, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school plans open house Friday.

March 15, 2010, VIN News Service: Dog aspirin takes hits from critics: Veterinarians question efficacy, safety of common drug's use in canine patients. Article quotes CVM faculty member Dr. Steve Budsberg.

Mar. 14, Op-Ed: UGA's teaching mission threatened

February 2010

Feb. 25, The Red and Black: Vet jobs attract more females: Flexible hours draw women

Feb. 24, press release from the Western Vet Conference: Recent graduate Dr. Isaiah J. Smith received the 2010 Dr. Jeffrey W. Tyler Food Animal Incentive Award. Five veterinary postgraduates were the recipients of the 2010 Dr. Jeffrey W. Tyler Food Animal Incentive Award for their commitment to food animal practice.
More about this award:

February 20, 2010, Athens Banner-Herald: Wayward zebra ends up at UGA vet school.

February 17, 2010, Poultry Production News: Avian scientists discuss Gumboro disease at Merial summit. Article mentions that John R. Glisson, a doctor of veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia, kicked off the symposium.

February 16, 2010. Athens Banner-Herald: Vet students plan benefit chip clinic.

Feb. 15, Columns newsletter: Animal behavior expert, autism advocate offers advice to students. Temple Grandin visited the College to speak to students, faculty and staff the week before a movie about her early life premiered on HBO. Veterinary student clubs coordinated and funded her visit.,.html

Feb. 15, The Union-Recorder (Milledgeville, Ga.): UGA vet school eyes expansion to new campus

Feb. 14, For Women and Animal Doctoring, It's a Love Affair

Feb. 7, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine hosts regional shelter medicine seminar

Feb. 7, Athens Banner-Herald: Cramped UGA vet school eyes expansion to new campus on eastside
Also appeared in the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville):

February 7, 2010, Athens Banner-Herald: 2010 Athena nominees. The CVM's K. Paige Carmichael is among the nominees.

February 6, 2010, The Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, S.C.): A quiet county vet heals animals, helps create a community. Profile of CVM alumnus Dr. Fred E. Ducey Jr., who lives and proactices in Ridgeland, S.C.

February 6, 2010, The Ventura County (Calif.) Star: Ventura veterinarian knows Santa Barbara menagerie. Profile of Dr. Karl Hill, an alumnus of the CVM and resident veterinarian at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

February 3, 2010, Athens Banner-Herald: Expert cites UGA, criticizes extreme animal breeding. Article about Temple Grandin's recent visit to the UGA CVM.

February 1, 2010, VIN News Service: New feline thyroid drug raises safe-handling questions: Experts say warnings apply to all forms of methimazole. Article quotes Douglas Kemp, a pharmacology and toxicology specialist and former director of pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Feb. 1, Columns newsletter: A faculty Q&A with the Community Practice Clinic Director Dr. Ira Roth.

January 2010

Jan. 30, press release: UGA Alumni Association announces Bulldog 100. One hundred of the fastest-growing companies owned or operated by former University of Georgia students were honored by the UGA Alumni Association. Among them are several veterinary college alumni.

Jan. 18, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization hosts benefit auction. The annual SCAVMA Auction will be held at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville on Saturday, Feb. 27. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 8, press release: New test may help address costly parasite in sheep industry. Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Georgia have developed an improved, more efficient method to test for the most serious of the parasitic worms in sheep.
with photo for reprint:
January 8, 2010, New test may help address costly parasite in sheep industry
February 9, 2010, New Test More Effectively Detects Sheep Parasites

Jan. 1, Journal of the AVMA: Called to serve; Extern takes us along on her Veterinary Leadership Experience. Read student Shana Eisenstadt's (class of 2012) account of last summer's AVMA Veterinary Leadership Experience.

December 2009

Dec. 28, The mysteries of rabies. Article quotes CVM pathologist Dr. Zhen Fu, a recognized expert on rabies.

December 26, 2009, Augusta Chronicle: Some keep working at UGA despite holiday. Article mentions that the teaching hospital at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

December 19, 2009, Augusta Chronicle: Spay-neuter clinic puts Perdue to work
Gov. Perdue, an alumnus of the UGA CVM, visited the Dogwood Park Spay-Neuter Clinic in Augusta to promote the importance of having animals spayed or neutered. Article misidentifies the governor as "Mr. Perdue"; the Governor earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1971.

Dec. 17, Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis Update. Faculty members Jaroslava Halper and PO Eric Mueller have continued their studies of a disease in horses that causes lameness and, unfortunately, often leads to euthanasia.

December 9, 2009, The Horse: White Begins Term as New AAEP President.
Dr. Susan White is a faculty member at the UGA CVM.

Dec 3, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine researchers lead team in discovery involving freshwater fish parasite, ‘Ich'. Researchers from the College have made an unexpected dual discovery that could open new avenues for treating Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, or "Ich," a single-celled protozoan parasite that commonly attacks freshwater fish.

December 1, 2009, DVM360: Shuler wins re-election bid in Virginia
Veterinarian-turned-politician Jim Shuler (D-Va.) won re-election Nov. 3. Shuler is a graduate of the UGA CVM.

December 1, 2009, DVM360: ACVS elects officers, names new treasurer.
Dale E. Bjorling, who completed a residency in surgery at the UGA CVM, is the new president-elect of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). The new large-animal regent is P.O. Eric Mueller of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

November 2009

Nov. 30, Amanda Farmer named 'Amazing Student' on UGA home page. Farmer works in the anesthesia department in the Teaching Hospital and plans to attend veterinary college after completing her undergraduate degree.

Nov. 19, press release: Uga VII passes away unexpectedly Thursday in Savannah
With video: (note the error in the written story; this was Uga VII's second season as mascot)
With multimedia:

Nov. 17, Bulldawg Illustrated: Seilers dedicate bronze of Uga VI to UGA College of Veterinary Medicine — nice tribute to Dennis Lofton and Uga VI

Nov. 16, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine graduate students among 5 from UGA who garnered awards at 95th SEBASM

Nov. 13, Atlanta Business Chronicle: Steeplechase saddles up for 45th anniversary.

Nov. 13, Athens Banner-Herald: No major threat seen, but pets can get flu, too. Dr. Jeff Bangle, an alumnus, and Dr. Kate Creevy, an alumna and faculty member at the College, are quoted.

Nov. 8, Giguère Receives Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Applied Equine Research Award
from the press release: /PR/giguere-award.php

Nov. 3, DVM Newsmagazine: Veterinarian battles for re-election in Virginia House. Brief article about Jim Shuler, a 1970 DVM alumnus of the College, running for re-election to the Virginia House of Representatives.

October 2009

Oct. 29, press release: New model may help scientists better predict and prevent influenza outbreaks. Release covers research performed by Andrew W. Park, who has a joint appointment in the College, in the Infectious Diseases department.
More from Scientific American:
The Augusta Chronicle:
The Sunday Paper: (Dr. Park quoted under headline: WHY DON’T WE HAVE ENOUGH OF THE RIGHT VACCINE?)

Oct. 28, $800,000 in Grants Awarded to Research Deadly White-Nose Syndrome in Bats. UGA CVM researcher Kevin Keel received grant money for the purpose of "Identifying compounds to stop the fungus associated with white-nose syndrome."
More from

Oct. 27, Purdue University press release: Stauffer, Cornell receive distinguished veterinary alumni honors. Dr. Karen Cornell, acting director of the UGA Teaching Hospital, named a distinguished alumna of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.
UGA CVM release: /PR/cornell.php
Media Newswire:

Oct. 24, DVM Newsmagazine: ACVS elects officers, names new treasurer at symposium. Several UGA faculty members are named as leaders in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Oct. 19, The Red & Black: Researcher tests drug to quell addiction. Story about research done by John Wagner, a faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

Oct. 13, Bristol Veterinarian Receives A.M. Mills Award. Dr. W. David Fletcher, alumnus of the UGA CVM, received an award from the UGA chapter of Alpha Psi professional veterinary fraternity.

Oct. 7, DVM Newsmagazine: Georgia veterinary college to hold translational medicine symposium. View photos from the symposium.
More from the Northwest Horse Source:
Original press release:

Oct. 6, Honorary Chair Spotlight: GA Governor Sonny Perdue. A profile of Perdue, a 1971 graduate of the College.

Oct. 1, Georgia Faces: UGA research funding reaches record high. Story mentions a $1.3 million grant from NIH to the College and collaborators at the University to create a 3-D model and animation program for high school biology students.

September 2009

Sept. 30, press release: Dr. Sherry Sanderson, a faculty member and expert on pet nutrition, quoted throughout.

Sept. 28, Columns newsletter: 'Infectious' curiosity leads scientist to job at vet medicine. Profile on Bob Storey, a lab manager for Dr. Ray Kaplan at the College.

Sept. 17, press release and various outlets: UGA expects 150 high school students for 'Vet School for a Day 2009'
States News Service:

Sept. 16, The Red & Black: UGA vets go wild for exotic species. Profiles Drs. Christine Fiorello and Steve Divers, the College's exotics faculty members.

Sept. 15, Journal of the AVMA: AVMA recognizes leaders in veterinary medicine, animal care. Faculty veterinarians Dr. Scott Brown and Dr. Cynthia Ward both received honors from the AVMA during their Annual Convention in July.

Sept. 14, Drovers Alert: AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship Recipients. One of the recipients is Estella Hovland, a veterinary student at the College.

Sept. 12, Athens Banner-Herald: The College welcomed the Class of 2013 during the annual White Coat Ceremony in August.

Sept. 4, press release: UGA students awarded a record number of Fulbright scholarships in 2009-2010. Among the students receiving Fulbright awards is Julie Rushmore, a DVM student who also is pursuing a Ph.D. in ecology.
View the release on the UGA News Service site

Sept. 1, Journal of the AVMA: Education, advocacy, and diversity are Corry's priorities. Alum Dr. Larry Corry is serving as president of the national American Veterinary Medical Association, 2009-10. Local veterinarian on Consumer Advisory Board. Profile of alum Dr. Jim Kay, who was appointed to the Georgia Consumer Advisory Board two years ago.

August 2009

WebMD article: How to Read Cat Food Labels: Eight Tips for Deciphering Cat Food Names and Claims. Article quotes Dr. Sherry Sanderson, an animal nutrition expert at the College.

WebMD article: Cat Vitamins and Supplements: Do They Work? Cat supplements spark a big debate. Find out if your feline really needs them. Article quotes Dr. Sherry Sanderson, an animal nutrition expert at the College.

Aug. 22, Athens Banner-Herald: White given vet award for excellence (4th story).

Aug. 4, The Red & Black: Chair of equine studies is awarded. Announcement of Dr. Steeve Giguère's appointment.
More at
Original press release:

Aug. 1, GVMA: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine hires top immunobiologist

July 2009

July 30, 2009, Independent Mail (Anderson, S.C.): Anderson County hires full-time veterinarian.
The county hired Dr. Kyle Powell, a graduate of the UGA CVM, to be the full-time in-house veterinarian for the county animal shelter.

July 26, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald: Top flu experts in town for UGA conference.
Article quotes Mark Tompkins, an inefctious diseases researcher at the CVM.

July 25, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald: Spotted: Historic Honors.
News brief about Dr. Susan White, who receieved the Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence at the 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum.
July 16, 2009, The Horse:

July 15, 2009, Zoo and Aquarium Visitor: Dr. Chris Hanley Promoted to Toledo Zoo Chief Veterinarian.
Dr. Hanley spent a year as the avian and exotics intern at the University of Georgia CVM.
July 15, NBC channel 24 (Toledo, Ohio):

July 14, 2009, The Horse: AVMA Names Small Animal Vet as New President.
Larry Corry, a UGA CVM graduate and small-animal practitioner from Buford, Ga., becomes the 129th president of the AVMA.

July 10, 2009, The Lovely County (Ark.) Citizen: Feeding deer associated with a human and deer illnesses.
Article quotes Kevin Keel, a wildlife pathologist with the SE Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.

July 3, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald: Area swine flu case reported: First time the illness has been confirmed in the Northeast health district.
Article quotes Dr. Corrie Brown, a pathologist at the UGA CVM.

June 2009

June 28, 2009, Scholarships for 33 equine veterinarian students.
June 22, 2009, Winning Partnership Provides Scholarships for 33 Equine Veterinary Students.
Ashlee Brown from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is one recipient.

June 27, 2009, Independent Mail (Anderson, S.C.): Amanda Rainey earns DVM.
Amanda Joy Rainey received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on May 2, 2009, in Athens, Ga.

June 17, 2009, North Fulton Neighbor (Fulton Co., Ga.): Former Hooch student receives doctorate.,38600
Steven Victor Kubiski received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on May 2, 2009, in Athens.

June 7, 2009, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.): Mississippi Outdoors: Aquarium favorite found in area lake (mention comes further down under "Mossy Oak update").
Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) and West Point, Miss.-based Mossy Oak are teaming up to help hunters and conservation, including funding of white-tailed deer research at the University of Georgia.

June 07, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald: Small Biz: Baby store a good fit for couple.
Necessity virtually served as the mother of invention for The Natural Baby, a new business that husband and wife Rebecca and Tripp Almy opened Friday in downtown Watkinsville. Tripp, a veterinarian, works full time as a professor in the University of Georgia Veterinary School and helps with the business end of the shop after hours or when his schedule allows.

June 4, 2009, Study: Indirect transmission can trigger influenza outbreaks in birds
"... research in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine has revealed that some avian influenza viruses can persist in water for up to 150 days ... The data on the environmental persistence of avian influenza viruses comes from the lab of David Stallknecht, associate professor in the department of population health in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine."
June 6, 2009, Indirect Transmission Can Trigger Influenza Outbreaks —
June 2, 2009, Eurekalert: Study: Indirect transmission can trigger influenza outbreaks in birds —
June 2, 2009, Study: Indirect transmission can trigger influenza outbreaks in birds —
June 3, 2009, Science Daily: Indirect Transmission Can Trigger Influenza Outbreaks In Birds —

June 2, WJBF-TV (Augusta): Augusta Dog Receives 1st Georgia Knee Replacement. The first dog knee replacement surgery was performed recently at the College, on a 12-year-old lab named Sapphire.

May 2009

May 30, Athens Banner-Herald: Dog wins a losing battle. Story of Raleigh, a dog that lost almost 100 pounds through a special Purina diet and exercise on the Teaching Hospital's underwater treadmill. Faculty member Dr. Sherry Sanderson and recent DVM graduate Dr. Amy Stack-Baden were directly involved in Raleigh's success.

May 30, The Horse: Study: Hylauronan Dressing Doesn't Aid Distal Limb Wound Healing. Article about a study by Dr. Stefan Witte, a large animal resident at the College.

May 9, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald: An inside look at the newest 'Dawg': Vet school joins the fiberglass pack.
A new bulldog has joined Caesar Dawgustus, Carmen Mirandawg and dozens of other brightly painted fiberglass bulldogs scattered throughout Athens. The newest canine, "AnAtomic Dawg," is on display in the lobby of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on D.W. Brooks Drive.
May 9, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald: A look at 'We Let the Dawgs Out'

May 1, Five Appointed to KY Racing Authority. Dr. Foster Northrup (DVM '89) was one of five appointed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

April 2009

April 29, 2009, Signs of flu being less deadly than previous viruses.
Ralph Tripp, an influenza expert at the University of Georgia, said his early analysis of the virus' protein-making instructions suggests that people exposed to the 1957 flu pandemic — which killed as many as 2 million people worldwide — may have some immunity to the new strain.

April 29, The Red & Black: New vet hospital to help meet growing demands - Article about the need for a new teaching hospital.

April 26, Cartersville (Ga.) Daily Tribune News: The best lawn party in Georgia – The 44th annual Atlanta Steeplechase Saturday benefitted the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. (no link available) - purchase required to view archived article -

April 25, Athens Banner-Herald: Bear Hollow to host Zoo Day next week - mentions that members of the College's exotics club will perform exams on children's stuffed animals as part of the Zoo Day.

April 22, AJC: Florida field station ‘fills a gap’ - mentions that UGA veterinary students will have the opportunity to work at the Florida field station.

April 8: URISA Announces Important Keynote Speakers at GIS in Public Health Conference - Dr. Corrie Brown is mentioned as keynote speaker.§ion=CorpNews

April 4, 2009, Athens Banner-Herald: Spotted gallery, UGA Veterinary Open House 2009.

April 3, WGAU: PSA for Open House.

March 2009

March 20, Madison Journal Today: Madison Co. Ag Day set for Sat. - article mentions that representatives from the UGA vet school will be on hand during the event.

March 20, Atlanta Business Chronicle: Atlanta Steeplechase’s fundraising is strong - mentions that the College is a beneficiary of the Steeplechase.

March 13, Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee: Salmonella is for the birds. Article mentions that dead birds are being necropsied by the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS).

March 10, Veterinary Practice News: Exotics Endoscopy Sets Care Standard - written by faculty member Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers

March 1, Atlanta Examiner: How to build a veterinary teaching hospital

March 1, JAVMA: Many Faces, One Profession. Article mentions the Task Force on the Foresight Report, of which the Dean is a member.

February 2009

Feb. 17, The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald: An interview with Dr. Roger Troutman, veterinarian. Profile of alum Roger Troutman (DVM '77).

Feb. 6, press release: Marine mammal medicine expert to give seminar at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine

Feb. 4, The Island Packet: Local shelter directors speak at vet school. Article about the Shelter Medicine Seminar recently held at the College.

January 2009

Jan. 28, DVM Newsmagazine: Georgia DVMs prepare for everything, even human medicine. Article describes how veterinarians are being trained for disaster/emergency work treating human patients.

Jan. 24, press release: The College of Veterinary Medicine hosted its first regional shelter medicine seminar. Download photos for reprint.

Site Selection Magazine: Venture Capital Vacuum? The ‘biotech Olympics’ looms for Atlanta. Article mentions that Merial has benefited from a collaboration with the College.

January 19, 2009, Merial press release: Heartworm CD by Merial Offers Unique Approach to Managing this Deadly Condition: New Educational CD provides veterinarians with a new way to understanding and treating heartworm in dogs
Quotes John McCall, Professor Emeritus of Parasitology at the University of Georgia.

Jan. 17, WTOC website, Savannah: Birds get checkup
Hawks, falcons, and other predatory birds at Georgia Southern's Wildlife Center got their annual checkups from students and professors from the College.

Jan. 15, Baylor College of Medicine press release: BCM leads consortium to develop fracture putty. Release mentions UGA CVM faculty member Dr. John Peroni as a collaborator on a research project.

Veterinary Practice News: UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine Focuses on Research and Technology. Story is part of the magazine's spotlight series on veterinary schools and colleges.

Jan 2, The Star-Banner, Ocala, Fla.: Veterinarian prepares to move on, while another moves in. Article is about retiring veterinarian Dr. Wayland F. "Buddy" Hogan, class of '55.

January 1, 2009: Leading Off: Prevention: Fight obesity. Article written by the CVM's Steven Budsberg.

Jan. 1, The Examiner (Atlanta): Let's build a hospital!!

December 2008

Dec. 27, Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail: Prehistoric species plays role in determining Hartwell water flows. Article mentions UGA faculty member Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers.

Dec. 12, Science Daily: RNA Interference Can Facilitate Vaccine Development. Researchers at the University of Georgia, including CVM researcher Dr. Ralph Tripp, have demonstrated for the first time that RNA interference can be used as a tool in the development of vaccines.

Dec. 10, Rome News-Tribune: Terrell named scholar in UGA Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program. UGA student Ali Terrell was named one of five scholars in the Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program, a program aimed at recruiting students into food animal veterinary medicine.

Dec. 5, Veterinary Practice News: Barbaro Memorial Fund Backs Laminitis Research. Article mentions that UGA is a recipient of some of the funds, for the study "Targeting 5-HT in Equine Laminitis."

November 2008

Nov. 27, Athens Banner-Herald: Fund assists in service animals' medical bills

Nov. 27, The Red and Black: UGA student wins prestigious scholarship (student has worked with our researchers)

Nov. 22, blog post: Relief & Re-Life (blog by Sandy Weaver Carman, a client of the Teaching Hospital)

Nov. 9, Community Headlines for Savannah: 100 years in business veterinary practice. Dr. Carla Case-McCorvey runs Case Veterinary Hospital in Savannah, which has been run by the family for four generations.

Nov. 7, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA team animates body's inner workings
The press release:

October 2008

Oct. 31: Mary Ard, an employee in pathology, was named an Amazing Student on the UGA Home Page.

Oct. 17, Southeast Farm Press: Georgia offering veterinary incentive program

Oct. 16, St. Louis Today: Q&A column about pets quotes behaviorist Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis (last question).

Oct. 9, The Horse: University of Georgia Appoints Barton to Callaway Chair

Oct. 8, Press release: Michelle Henry Barton appointed to Callaway Chair in UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
Visit the PR photos page to download Dr. Barton's photograph.

Oct. 3, Athens Banner-Herald: Philanthropist, artist dies at 60: Jim Shearon of Oconee County (started the GRACE Fund at the Teaching Hospital)

Oct. 2, Bay News 9 (Tampa Bay, Florida): Disease-fighting research for animals and humans

Oct. 2, All About Animals: UGA Works to Reverse Food Animal Vet Shortage

Oct. 2, Press release: Dr. Keith Harris named first holder of UGA's Barry G. Harmon professorship in veterinary pathology.
Visit the PR photos page to download Dr. Harris's photograph.

September 2008

Sept. 22, press release: UGA to host Vet School for a Day for more than 175 select high school students

Sept. 20, Athens Banner-Herald: Fans of Georgia connect. Article mentions CVM alum James Baldwin, DVM '85.

Ivanhoe Newswire: Whale Medicine Makes Scars Disappear. Story and video about the healing powers of Dr. Bran Ritchie's Silvion and Tricide compounds — anti-microbials that enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Ivanhoe Newswire: Detecting Disease in Less Than 60 Seconds. Story and video about Dr. Ralph Tripp's system for detecting viruses in less than a minute - using nanotechnology.

Sept. 2, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization to host 2nd Annual 5K Run for World Rabies Day

Sept. 2, press release: UGA inducts 96 incoming veterinary students in White Coat Ceremony

August 2008

Aug. 26, The Red and Black: Plum Island-experienced professor advocates NBAF. Interview with associate research scientist at the College, Daniel Mead.

Aug. 15, Gainesville Times: Buford doctor to lead American Veterinary Medical Association. Profile of Dr. Larry Corry, DVM '66.

June 2008

June 28, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Popular mascot Uga VI dies of heart failure. Article mentions Dr. Bruce Hollett, faculty member of the College who was consulted when Uga VI fell ill.
Other mentions:

June 9, Working together against terror. UGA Today story about Dr. Corrie Brown's work with the Center for International Trade and Security.

June 4, (the) Georgia Showcases its Bioscience Leadership at 2008 Bio International Convention,420208.shtml

June 3, Science Healthy Intestinal Bacteria Found Within Chicken Eggs
Press release:

June 2, CIDRAP News: USDA releases sequences of 150 avian flu viruses. UGA researchers and alumnus David Suarez mentioned in article about the USDA releasing complete genetic data for over 150 avian influenza viruses.

May 2008

May 12, Athens Banner-Herald: Quick Glimpse - Picture Window; 3rd item in list is about our Distinguished Alumnus and Young Achiever awards.

May 8, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA vet faculty, students honored in awards ceremony. Covers the Phi Zeta Day awards.

May 2, Press Release: UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine honors distinguished alumni.

April 2008

Apr. 25, The (South Mississippi) Sun Herald: Leading Overseas Scientists Establish High-Tech Bio-Pharmaceutical Enterprise in Changzhou. Article mentions faculty member Dr. Zhenfang Fu, who leads the technological team at a new company that will produce rabies vaccines (the College is misidentified as "the veterinary institute of Georgia University").

Apr. 24, The Monticello News: Fifth Graders Visit Vet School.

Apr. 15, Journal of the AVMA: Student externship stipend winners announced. UGA students Alexandria Glover, Ashlee Brown and Estella Hovland all received stipends.

April 14, Columns newsletter: Bears & Bugs Photo story about the 2008 CVM Open House.

April 13, Rome News-Tribune: A beautiful Steeplechase: Horses second only to people-watching. The 2008 Atlanta Steeplechase is featured in several media outlets. The College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the beneficiaries of the famed horse racing event in which proceeds go toward building a new teaching hospital.
Article in the (Cartersville, Ga.) Daily Tribune News is no longer available.

Apr. 9, Athens Banner-Herald: The power of pets: Program unites animals, seniors. Article about the human-animal bond (pet visitation) program at the College.

April 1, UGA CVM parasitologist Ray Kaplan talks with and answers a few questions about this month's Emerging Research Front in the field of Microbiology.

Apr. 1, The Op-Ed: To keep consumers safe, federal investments in animal health must match those in human health. Dr. Corrie Brown is quoted; NBAF is mentioned.

March 2008

March 26, Press release: Christina Faust, who has been conducting research with faculty in the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, has been awarded a 2008 Truman Scholarship.

March 23, Charlotte Observer: Wounded bald eagle flying free. A bald eagle treated by CVM's ZooMed team is successfully rehabilitated and released back into its natural habitat. The eagle was found along a roadside in Bryan County, Ga., with gunshot wounds last October. UGA intern Dr. Elizabeth Mackey is photographed assisting with the release of the eagle. (story no longer available)

March 22, Athens Banner-Herald: "Easter bunnies (and chicks) come early this year — Retirement center residents light up as animals are brought for visit." Article about Dr. Doris Miller-Liebl, associate director of state government relations for the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine (title incorrect in the article), who has run the College's animal visitation program since 1984.

March 19, Clayton Tribune: Animal shelter launches UGA program. Article about how UGA vet students will help with spaying and neutering demands of the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter in Rabun Co.

March 17: A nanotechnology biosensor for Salmonella detection. Dr. Ralph A. Tripp from the Department of Infectious Diseases at the College is part of the research team developing the technology.

March 16, Savannah Morning News: Falcon will add to revamped exhibit at wildlife center. UGA vet student Meg Scuderi is quoted in the article.

March 15, Journal of the AVMA: PREPAREDNESS: global in nature, local in practice. Dr. Corrie Brown is featured in the March 2008 issue of JAVMA News regarding her expertise in global health and trade-related safety risks.

March 14, The (Cartersville, Ga.) Daily Tribune News: Perdue to participate in 2008 Atlanta Steeplechase activities.
March 11, Rome News-Tribune: Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is VIP Guest at 2008 Atlanta Steeplechase

March 10, USA Today: Pet food scare in USA had a precursor. Dr. Cathy Brown is quoted in a recent USA Today article on the diagnostic results that connects last fall's pet food contamination with a similar 2004 outbreak.

March 3, Press Release: International pathobiologist Tony Goldberg to deliver two lectures at the University of Georgia.

March 1, Chattanooga Times Free Press: To give cats reason to purr, vet bans dogs at North Shore clinic. Profile of Dr. Marcia Toumayan, DVM '95.

February 2008

February 26, 2008, TheChattanoogan: Cats-Only Veterinary Clinic Opening In North Shore.
Dr. Marcia Toumayan, a native Chattanoogan, is a 1996 graduate of the UGA CVM.

Feb. 4, Control of Equine Influenza Requires Diligence. Article mentions the Equine Research Coordination Group, of which large animal faculty member Dr. Jim Moore, is a part.

January 2008

Jan. 28, The Citizen (Atlanta): GROW center fundraiser at Ga Aquarium. Article mentions the College and Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers, associate professor of exotic animal medicine.

Jan 28: "Calling for More Veterinarians, USA." Dean Sheila W. Allen mentioned in an article about veterinarians testifying before Congress on the national shortage of veterinarians in the U.S.

Jan. 22, WSB-TV: Cheetahs, Penguins & Snakes: Jack Hanna, Country Stars Visit Georgia. Segment about the fundraiser for GROW at the Georgia Aquarium.

Jan. 22, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school plans open house event.

Jan. 16: Friendship Village A Minerva Properties Development Donates Land to GROW. News release mentions that GROW will serve as a teaching and research facility for the College.

Jan. 9, NewsOK/The Oklahoman: Buster Crockett is family hero! Column mentions their family dog was treated at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

December 2007

Dec. 30, Savannah Morning News: Frightening calls won't help law and order, but talented women might. Article mentions alumna Elizabeth Hoffman (DVM '05); "Spending time recently with my daughter and her best friend from the UGA veterinary school reminded me how I'd been planning to write about these ambitious women who find what they love and go for it."

Dec. 23, University of Georgia Vet School Seeking Items for Benefit Auction. Mentions the upcoming SCAVMA Auction.

Dec. 22, presents new panel of experts. Mentions alumna Michelle Tilghman (DVM '82)

Dec. 18, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal: Treat allergy, not cat. Veterinary behaviorist Sharon Crowell Davis is cited in the article (No link available to an online version of the article).

November 2007

Nov. 30, Barbaro's legacy lives on in laminitis project. UGA mentioned as one of two projects focusing on laminitis with funds raised by the NRTA in memory of Barbaro.

Nov. 15, Journal of the AVMA: Investing in the seed stock. Article mentions a pilot project at UGA to educate small animal-focused veterinary students about contemporary food production issues.

Nov. 12: UGA CVM's Silvion™ technology joins the fight against super Staphylococcus bacteria

Nov. 12, Columns newsletter: Faculty profile of Paul Frank, faculty member in radiology.

Nov. 7, DVM alum Henry E. Bohn is appointed to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine by Governor Sonny Perdue.

Nov. 6, The Red and Black: Equestrian's horses 'well taken care of' by vet staff. Article mentions that the veterinary college provides medical care for the equestrian team horses.

October 2007

Oct. 18, The News-Reporter (Washington, Ga.): Many Wilkes Humane Shelter dogs have happy futures. Article talks about how shelter animals are spayed and neutered at the College, at no cost to the shelter; also mentions veterinary student Lizzie Newsome, and that our students adopted some of the pets.

Oct. 14, Athens Banner-Herald: Grant to help make rabies shot

Oct. 11, The Red and Black: Board grants greater budget. Mentions the new teaching hospital being slated for funding by the Board.
Oct. 10, The Red and Black: Board of Regents approves projects.

Oct. 9, Athens Banner-Herald: Building plan wins approval. Mentions the veterinary teaching hospital in a list of approved projects.

Oct. 15, Columns newspaper: $1.18 million NIH grant will help to develop rabies vaccines.

Oct 5, The Horse: Georgia Vet School Receives Grant for Rabies Vaccine Research

Oct. 4, EurekAlert!: UGA vet school receives $1.18 million NIH grant for rabies vaccine investigations.

September 2007

Sept. 30, New Jersey Star-Ledger: Lethal disease is leaving trail of deer in its wake. David E. Stallknecht, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at UGA, is quoted on an increase in Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease among white-tailed deer along the U.S. East coast.

Sept. 28, Buckmasters online: Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Diagnosed in West Virginia. Article mentions the role of the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study in confirming the diagnosis of the virus.

Sept. 26: World Rabies Day events sponsored by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
More information:
Press release:

Sept. 24, Columns newspaper: Former Virginia Tech faculty member named Gunst Professor.

Sept. 21, The Red and Black: Officials solicit NBAF input. Dean Sheila Allen is quoted in the article.

Sept. 20, Athens Banner-Herald: Forum: National biodefense facility can and will be operated safely. Drs. Dickerson, Quinn and Brown from the College co-authored (with UGA Vice President for Research Dr. David Lee) a piece about the proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility.
More articles:

Sept. 20, The Island Packet (Hilton Head, S.C.): Is a deadly viral disease stalking South Carolina's deer? Quotes David Stallknecht from the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, which is based at the College.

Sept. 19, The Red and Black: Aspiring vets visit campus. Nearly 180 high school students from around the state gathered at the College for the third annual "Vet School for a Day" program.

Sept. 16, The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier: "Hemorrhagic disease showing up in Southeastern deer population." Mentions hemorrhagic disease monitoring performed by the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, housed at the College.

Sept. 16, Athens Banner-Herald: Birthday bash raises money for canine care. Story about Grace's Birthday Party, which donates proceeds from the annual event to the G.R.A.C.E. Fund at the College's Teaching Hospital.

Sept. 15, Athens Banner-Herald: A look at viruses for study. Professor Corrie Brown quoted on the types of viruses likely to be studied at NBAF and a brief history of diseases caused by the viruses.

Sept. 14: Johnston named Edward H. Gunst Professor at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Sept. 13, The Red & Black: "News Notebook: Professorships for sciences created."

Sept. 7, The Arizona Republic: PetSmart grant aids feathered friends. Article talks about how researchers at the University of Georgia's veterinary college developed a vaccine that may prevent so-called beak-and-feather disease with help from a grant from PetSmart.

Sept. 6: Dr. Saskia Kley, a postdoctoral student at the College, receives 3rd Annual Soloxine Award, recognizing outstanding research in endocrinology.
Announcement on Soloxine home page: Or view the press release in PDF format:

Sept. 2, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A very dangerous field: UGA seeks bioterror role. Article mentions agro-terrorism expert and College professor Dr. Corrie Brown while talking about the potential for Athens to house the Department of Homeland Security's future National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).

Sept. 4, Columns newspaper: Alumna’s $1 million gift establishes endowment for equine studies in vet medicine

August 2007

Aug. 29, The Red & Black: More space essential to progress of vet school.

Aug. 27, Columns newspaper: Learning to heal: New Community Practice Clinic gives veterinary medicine students practical experience

Aug. 23, Times-Argus Online: Schools wooing males to be vets

Aug. 23, Athens Banner-Herald: Donation to endow equine studies seat (donor Marguerite Hodgson has endowed the first chair in equine studies at the College)

Aug. 22, Rome News-Tribune: "UGA dean: Too many ag students leave Ga." Mentions that vaccine manufacturer Merial moved its American headquarters to Georgia to be close to UGA's "veterinary school."

Aug. 22: Marguerite Thomas Hodgson Chair of Equine Studies established with $1 million endowment to UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine

Aug. 22, Boston Globe: Veterinary schools turn increasingly female (UGA College of Veterinary Medicine mentioned and our dean is one of the three female deans of colleges of veterinary medicine mentioned in the article.)

Aug. 16, Home Furnishings Business magazine: Study Suspects Flame Retardants in Cat Disease. UGA researchers are involved in a study that found that an epidemic of thyroid disease in pet cats "may be linked to exposure to... flame retardants in household carpeting, furniture, fabrics and pet food."

Aug. 15, The Gainesville (Ga.) Times: Critters suffering from high temps, too

Aug. 13: Study Suggests Loss of Two Types of Neurons--Not Just One--Triggers Parkinson's. Article mentions the work of UGA CVM researchers, Gaylen Edwards and Kimberly Freeman, in collaboration with Emory University researchers.

Aug. 1: The latest Aesculapian, the magazine of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, is now available online! Download the current and previous issues as PDFs from our publications archive.

July 2007

July 31: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member Barsanti receives national ACVIM Distinguished Service Award

July 20: World’s top flu scientists to gather at UGA conference: Nobel Laureate Peter C. Doherty to speak

July 19: World’s top flu scientists to gather at UGA conference

May 2007

May 15: UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine honors distinguished faculty, staff, alumni and students at recent events

May 2, CNW TELBEC news wire: New vaccine taking wing to rid beak and feather disease in companion birds. Development of vaccine by UGA CVM researchers to prevent psittacine beak and feather disease.
Other citations of this work include:
Yahoo! Finance:
FinanzNachrichten site:

April 2007

Apr. 19, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Cooking for Fido (and Fluffy, too). Quotes Dr. Sherry Sanderson, an assistant professor in physiology and pharmacology, on the drawbacks of cooking your own pet food.

Apr. 16, Columns newsletter: The college receives a grant in a partnership with Emory University for an influenza research center. Ralph Tripp, GRA eminent scholar in vaccine development, will serve as the center’s associate director for research, and will work with GRA eminent scholar and Caswell Eidson Chair in Poultry Medicine Egbert Mundt, professor Zhen Fu, and assistant professors Mark Tompkins and Jeff Hogan who are all faculty members at CVM.
Other citations of this research include:
Apr. 2:
Apr. 3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (article no longer available on website)

Apr. 15, Omaha World-Herald: Veterinary student takes on calving and more: A day-in-the-life feature about Katherine Munn, 26, a University of Georgia veterinary student (class of 2007) in Nebraska's cattle country for the first time.

Apr. 15, Rome News-Tribune: Gray skies don't dampen the crowd at Kingston Downs as the College of Veterinary Medicine enjoys its first year as a beneficiary of the annual Steeplechase and festivities. College faculty, staff and students volunteered tremendous support for this event.
Related news:

Apr. 7, Athens Banner-Herald and NewsChannel 32: Vet Med opens its doors to the community on April 6. The annual event, organized by the sophomore and freshman classes, brought in hundreds of Georgia elementary and middle school students to get a firsthand look at veterinary medicine as a career.!reports!topstories

Apr. 6, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Scott Brown advises working with an animal nutritionist when considering making your own food for your pet. (free article no longer available on AJC website)

Apr. 1, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Charles Hofacre, a University of Georgia professor of veterinary medicine, is quoted in this article on the dangers of giving baby chicks or ducklings as Easter gifts. (free article no longer available on AJC website)

March 2007

Mar. 25: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to Host Annual Open House

Mar. 13, The Washington Post: Antibiotic resistance in poultry not tied to farms

Mar. 10, Athens Banner-Herald: Carmichael named associate dean of UGA College of Veterinary Medicine; 7th article on page

Mar. 3: USA Today “Bans on antibiotics for poultry may not work.” Antibiotic resistance may be transmitted down family lines — at least in chickens, researchers at the University of Georgia have found. Quotes Margie Lee from the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center.
Other citations of this research include:
Lansing (MI) State Journal: (article no longer available on website)

February 2007

Veterinary Medicine e-magazine: Understanding rabbit behavior and preventing and treating behavior problems: Peer-reviewed article authored by Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis in the Feb. 2007 edition.; click on Contents and choose the correct article.

Feb. 24, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school interim gets job permanently

Feb. 24, The Red & Black: The Bio-Imaging Research Center enhances medical research. Researchers from Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and the College of Veterinary Medicine, among others, are using the south campus facility for research.

Feb. 22, Rome News-Tribune: Atlanta Steeplechase marks its 11th running at Kingston Downs, also will benefit the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Feb. 20: K. Paige Carmichael appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

Feb. 18, Athens Banner-Herald: Focus on key poultry lab as UGA hatches big biodefense goals University of Georgia administrators are stepping up a campaign to sell locals on the benefits the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility would bring to Athens, but the city already is home to a similar high-security research lab. Dr. Ralph Tripp, GRA Eminent Scholar in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is quoted.

Feb. 15, Nature: The Georgia Aquarium offers veterinary students at UGA a unique training opportunity
"Georgia on the Mind," from Nature magazine (see inset box, "Swimming with Sharks.")

Feb. 11, Gainesville Times: Diets or Pills? Drug melts away canine pounds, but most dogs will lose weight if they eat less and exercise more

Feb. 1, Journal of the AVMA: Experts center on issues surrounding teaching hospitals: Dr. Scott Brown with the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine gave a presentation on the expectations of veterinary students in their clinical year and how to help them meet those expectations.

January 2007

Jan. 18, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11 Alive news: Foal helps troubled teens, now gets a chance to heal
A foal used in an Atlanta area therapy program is recovering from surgery performed by Dr. Eric Mueller at the CVM.

Jan. 14, Savannah Morning News: A wild workup: Student vets screen exotic animals. UGA's Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers and veterinary students travel each year to GSU's Center for Wildlife Education to provide checkups on their animals.

Jan. 14, CNN, Athens Banner-Herald: Questions remain in whale shark death
Officials at the Georgia Aquarium said that it could take weeks to figure out why Ralph the whale shark suddenly died last week. Mentions the Aquarium's partnership with CVM.

Jan. 10, Athens Banner-Herald: Feathered friends pass their exams -- There's a doctor in the birdhouse at Bear Hollow. Senior CVM students, along with Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers and intern Dr. Juliett Gladden, conduct physical exams on birds at Athens' Memorial Park Zoo.

Jan. 6, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Doggie diet drug a new solution for pudgy pooches
Newly FDA approved drug to help overweight dogs was implemented in a trial study at CVM last year conducted by Dr. Sherry Sanderson (free article no longer available online)

Jan. 4, Press release: Lecture series unites UGA expertise in sciences and security policy

December 2006

Dec. 30, Orlando Sentinel: Pudgy pets require diet and exercise
Regular exercise and limiting food is key to help cats and dogs maintain a healthy weight or lose extra pounds, says veterinarian Scott Alan Brown, head of the Small Animal Medicine and Surgery department at the University of Georgia. (free article no longer available online)

Dec. 28, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Baby panda Mei Lan meets the governor
Gov. Sonny Perdue (DVM '71) assists Dr. Maria Crane (DVM '94) of Zoo Atlanta with Mei Lan's weekly medical exam in December. To see a portion of this exam and hear Gov. Perdue, go to cub /6564.

November 2006

Nov. 15, Press release: UGA researchers use laser, nanotechnology to rapidly detect viruses

Nov. 14, Press release: UGA to host Vet School for a Day for more than 140 high school students

Nov. 9, Press release: Joseph Corn named member of federal Invasive Species Advisory Committee for second term

Nov. 2, Press release: Atlanta Steeplechase to benefit the College

October 2006

Oct. 31: UGA CVM becomes a beneficiary of Atlanta Steeplechase

Oct. 25: Op-ed in Murphy, NC, newspaper on CVM's underwater treadmill, among other comments concerning UGA items of interest.

Oct. 25:International coverage on study conducted by Drs. David Stallknecht and Justin Brown on the H5N1 virus in wood ducks and laughing gulls. “U.S. researchers from the University of Georgia reported they have found that the common wood duck and laughing gull are very susceptible to highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses and have the potential to transmit them.”

Oct. 24: UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine presents Population Health Food Animal Lecture

Oct. 23: UGA study identifies North American wild bird species that could transmit bird flu: Finding comes on heels of a $2.6 million CDC grant to study the probability of human contact and transmission of bird flu

Oct. 18: Duncan Ferguson is quoted in a Q & A for The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) on feeding cats food contained in pop-top cans. This is distributed by The New York Times Syndicate from the editors of Prevention.

Oct. 16: Randy Eggleston is profiled in Columns.

Oct. 16: Also in Columns is mention of CVM's recent full accreditation.

Oct. 16: And Columns covers the Bengal tiger visit.

Oct. 12: National Science Foundation awards $1.1 million grant to University of Georgia to study bacterial gene-transfer agents important in agriculture and ecology (Dr. Margie Lee is a part of the research team)

Oct. 6: Georgia birds tested for avian flu
Federal and state biologists will be capturing and sampling birds in every state as part of the interagency strategic plan between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of the Interior for the early detection of highly pathogenic H5N1 virus in wild birds. David Stallknecht, an associate professor who works with the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia, is quoted in the Savannah Morning News article.

Oct. 4: Once again, UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine receives full accreditation

Fall 2006: Animal and human health research goes full circle
The article features the work of Richard Wooley, Branson Ritchie and UGA Pharmacy's Tony Capomacchia in the use of Tricide, an anti-microbial compound that has been used on Gasper, the Beluga whale at the Georgia Aquarium, and on Spirit, the canine burn-victim.

Oct. 2: Do horses grieve? Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis is quoted in this article on emotional behavior in horses.

UGA Establishes the Gold Kist Professorship in Poultry Science and Health
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Gold Kist Inc. announce the establishment of the Gold Kist Professorship in Poultry Science and Health. This endowed research position is being funded through a bequest from the late founder of Gold Kist, D.W. Brooks. The new professor will conduct research in avian disease and poultry health enhancement.

Oct. 1: University of Georgia opens research center, JAVMA News.

September 2006

Sept. 29: Google on steroids-Software company making name for itself in Columbia. UGA CVM faculty researcher Thomas Hodge is quoted as one of the software’s early U.S. users. Note: this article is no longer available on The State's website.

Sept. 26: Dr. Nina Marano, associate director for veterinary medicine and public health, National Center for Infectious Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Ga., will present the keynote address for the Lebanon Valley College Science Symposium. Marano is a nationally recognized expert on Avian Flu. Marano received her D.V.M. from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.

Sept. 21: End of the line for skunk, but rabies threat persists. Recent cases of animals with disease.

Sept. 20: Univ. could house deadly diseases. Homeland Security may select Athens as the National Bio and Agro-Defense facility location.

Sept. 19: ESPN's coverage of Ralphie the buffalo's visit to CVM for the Colorado-UGA football game.

Sept. 12: Fat Cats, Poor Prognosis

Sept. 11: Why isn't the cat using the litter box? The Olympian Online (Olympia, WA) (this article is no longer available online)

Sept. 11: Biosecurity and terrorism expert to deliver forum lecture on September 20 (faculty participation in a panel discussion)

August 2006

Aug. 24: Internationally recognized expert on avian diseases comes to UGA; Mundt hopes to develop “custom-made” avian vaccines

Aug. 16: U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security to hold agroterrorism field hearing at UGA

July 2006

July 10: University of Georgia researchers redefine and rename common horse disorder, study early diagnostic test

June 2006

June 21: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine hosts community open house for Animal Health Research Center

June 15: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine opens Animal Health Research Center

May 2006

May 1: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine faculty and students honored at college’s Honors and Awards Celebration

April 2006

Apr. 18: Underwater treadmill donated to UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine; Dedication to be held April 19

Apr. 13: UGA to recognize academic excellence at Honors Day April 26 (Dr. Paige Carmichael named Meigs Professor; other faculty recognized as outstanding teachers)

Apr. 12: New antimicrobial compound adheres to skin to promote healing

Apr. 11: Annual UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Open House is April 14

March 2006

Mar. 31: UGA veterinarian helps diagnose bird flu in Afghanistan

Mar. 21: UGA to inaugurate new lecture series on infectious disease ecology (Dr. David Stallknecht is scheduled to speak May 24)

January 2006

Jan 27: To be rescheduled: Governor to perform surgeries at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine

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