Prestigious scholarship award ensures continued successes for Meg Lemons

Check out the multimedia version of Meg’s story. Margaret “Meg” Lemons (DVM, 2024) was shocked to learn she was a winner of a $75,000 scholarship through the Foundation for the Horse, but her future colleagues were not.

The Lasting Impact of Scholarship Support

It is estimated by the year 2030 there will be a shortage of 15,000 veterinarians nationwide. In an effort to address this ongoing issue, in 2021 we expanded our DVM class size to 150 students annually with 29 from South Carolina.

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Navigating love through loss: Honoring Bailey’s Legacy

This is our Bailey. He was our first child. We got him when we’d been married six months. He was there for our first home purchase, our move to the suburbs, and through three pretty tough pregnancies. He essentially watched us grow up.

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A Deep-Dive into Gratitude: Georgia Aquarium’s Scholarship Recipient Expresses the Impact of and Appreciation for her Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Georgia Aquarium and their establishment of the Pete Correll Memorial Scholarship, each year a deserving DVM candidate receives academic support, helping them get one step closer to earning their degree.

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

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

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

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

Isakson Initiative gives $1.4M to UGA Vet Med

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

Tifton Lab’s rural outreach program wins STEM award

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

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UGA researchers receive prestigious grant to develop malaria drug

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

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

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

Generous donors give $21.3 million to CVM in FY2023

Gifts will give more students access to a veterinary education Philanthropic gifts of more than $21.3 million given to the College of Veterinary Medicine in fiscal year 2023 make it the largest fundraising year on record. The CVM also helped contribute to a record year of $242.8 million in private […]

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UGA Professor renowned for surgical skills assists with giant tortoise conservation in Galápagos Islands

International partnership allows release of once captive animals Pictured above, from left: Veterinary Technician Nia Chau, Second-year Resident Dr. Kelsey Trumpp and Drs. Stephen Divers and Sam Rivera, kneeling, and Joe Flanagan, standing, with a giant tortoise. Why? It’s the question that drives scientific discovery. It’s also the question most […]

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Pet Health Center reopens on Classic Campus

Mural by son of 1975 alumnus makes whimsical welcome to visitors Alumni leave their mark on the College of Veterinary Medicine in many ways, but Dr. Jerry Eskridge’s imprint on the renovated Pet Health Center on Classic Campus is a particularly colorful one. A flash flood in January forced the […]

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Student Spotlight – J.W. Gentry

J.W. Gentry (DVM, 2023) will take his learning home to Middle Georgia to assist food animal producers Watching J.W. Gentry work the Georgia Grown Baby Barn at the Georgia National Fair in Perry is like watching a small-town mayor meet his constituents at a barbecue on the town square. Everybody […]

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Steeve Giguère

Five years ago, renowned UGA CVM large animal clinician and beloved friend, Dr. Steeve Giguère, passed away unexpectedly at only 48 years old. Through shared heartbreak, the CVM community came together to create a fund in his memory. Thanks to you, we far exceeded all expectations and were able to […]

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Junebug Gerke Success Story

Junebug is a 7 year old, mixed breed dog who was adopted by the Gerke family. Junebug’s family hoped that when they rescued her and provided her with love and safety that she would be okay, but unfortunately that was not the case. As a rescue, Junebug had never interacted […]

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UGA CVM advances closer to No. 1 in US News Rankings of VetMed Schools

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine rose to No. 7 in the latest ranking of veterinary colleges nationwide by U.S. News and World Report.  The CVM has consistently placed in the top 10 in past rankings, and this distinction now places the CVM in the top 5 of […]

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Registration now open for free eye exams for service animals

The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital is once again offering free eye exam screenings to service and working animals this May as part of the 13th Annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and Epicur National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. Registration by Sunday, April 30 at www.ACVOeyeexam.org is required to […]

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Poppy O’Shaughnessy/Lofquist – Success Story

Poppy is a 7 year old, female labrador retriever mix who was a neurology patient at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital (UGA VTH). According to her family, Poppy has always been an energetic, loving soul who loves to play her favorite game “Rocky,” which consists of chasing river […]

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Zeroing in on Parkinson’s: UGA takes multi-faceted approach to brain disease

For centuries, scientists have tried to crack the mystery of a devastating ailment once called “the shaking palsy.” But Parkinson’s disease, which causes tremors, muscle stiffness and difficulty walking, remains the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States after Alzheimer’s. About 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s, and more […]

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CVM researcher wins $1.1 million grant to study malaria vaccine

Research will be in collaboration with Yale University Chet Joyner, PhD, a faculty member in the Center for Vaccines and Immunology and the Center for Tropical and Emerging Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at the University of Georgia, is the recipient of a $1.1 million grant from […]

Five CVM faculty awarded professorships, distinguished professorship and chair

Five members of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine faculty have been awarded professorships in recognition and support for their work in teaching, research and public service. Dr. Frane Banovic was named UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Professor. Banovic is part of the Dermatology Service in the Department of Small […]

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Dr. Biao He, One of UGA’s First Two Regents’ Entrepreneurs

The distinction recognizes faculty who have demonstrated success in translating research into a commercial setting The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved two University of Georgia professors as Regents’ Entrepreneurs at its Dec. 1 meeting. Professors Biao He and Steven Stice, are the first two UGA selections for […]

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The World’s First Ever Bee Vaccine

UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working with Dalan Animal Health to conduct field trials on the world’s first ever bee vaccine.   Our college is proud to house the most robust veterinary bee health program for in the country.  Students start learning how to treat these vital creatures during their […]

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Jonah Elliot Clark Scholarship is a First for CVM Undergraduates

The first scholarship to benefit undergraduates enrolled in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Biomedical Physiology program celebrates the memory of Jonah Elliot Clark, the son of Robert Clark, who serves as Senior Director for Finance and Administration of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Last April, Jonah unexpectedly […]

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Dr. Palomares Receives Fulbright Specialist Award

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Roberto Alexander Palomares Naveda of University of Georgia has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award. Dr. Palomares Naveda will complete a project at Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in Argentina that aims to […]

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UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Student Receives High Honors for Research

Several veterinary students and one graduate veterinary researcher are recognized annually at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium with Boehringer Ingelheim awards in recognition of their early contributions to research advancing animal and human health. Dr. Ashley M. Rasys, from the University of Georgia, received the 2022 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award […]

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Costa Rica trip is a summer immersion into OneHealth

Costa Rica, while comprising just 0.03% of the planet’s land surface, is home to more than 500,000 species, making it one of the 20 countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world. For nearly 20 years, Sonia Hernandez has been taking groups of UGA students down to the Central American […]

UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Program Adds New Faculty Member

The University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is excited to welcome Dr. Staci Cannon as the college’s first faculty shelter medicine specialist.  Dr. Cannon joined the faculty on July 1, 2022, as part of a newly established partnership with the Athens Area Humane Society (AAHS) aimed at supporting […]

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Ben Anderson named SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Ben Anderson, a graduate student in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences program, has recently been named the Southeastern Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Anderson, a co-captain and native of LaGrange, Ga., has already earned a degree in Biochemistry. He is working on his master’s degree with plans to go to […]

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UGA illustration programs merge hard science with fine art

Offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Educational Resources Center, UGA’s post-graduate certificate in comparative medical illustration provides students with classroom and experiential education in a variety of media. The program is helmed by Jim Moore, director of Educational Resources and a Distinguished Research Professor in large animal medicine. While they take some […]

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UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine launches new Undergraduate Certificate in One Health

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has officially launched its new Undergraduate Certificate in One Health (UCOH). Applications for Fall 2022 enrollment to the program opened on Monday, March 21, 2022. This certificate, open to UGA undergraduates of all majors, explores the intersection of human, animal, and environmental […]

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Highly contagious virus confirmed in three Georgia bald eagles

Highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in three bald eagles in Georgia Thursday. This is the first time the virus has been confirmed in the species in the state. The University of Georgia’s Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Diseases Study first detected the disease in the dead eagles found in Chatham, Glynn and […]

Testing the Waters in Djibouti

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Pavlicek is a microbiologist assigned to the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the current director of the microbiology laboratory of Naval Medical Research Unit-Three on Camp, Lemonnier, Djibouti, where she is deployed to protect service members from infectious diseases such as […]

UGA receives $5 million to support Parkinson’s research

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will receive $5 million in federal funding for Parkinson’s research as part of the omnibus spending package passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden on Tuesday, March 15. The funds, which will support new facilities and equipment for the Johnny Isakson […]

Fungal infections cost U.S. $6.7B in a year

New research from the University of Georgia found that fungal infections account for $6.7 billion in health care spending in 2018. And that’s just the cases that were directly responsible for inpatient hospital stays. Combined with secondary infections and diagnoses, the total cost of hospital stays associated with fungal infections […]

Animals Infecting Humans Is Scary. It’s Worse When We Infect Them Back.

Mink farms threaten to become a source of new coronavirus variants – and an object lesson in how ‘spillback’ can make deadly diseases even deadlier. Read More Read More [PDF]

Shoring Up The Species Barrier

“The University of Georgia is one of the leading research institutions in the world tackling zoonotic spillover,” said Justin Bahl, comparative geneticist and associate professor in the College of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine at UGA. “We are studying the human and environmental systems in which these zoonotic infections arise and identifying possible […]

UGA researchers developing new models for malaria drug development and testing

Two UGA researchers are working to make it easier to develop effective treatments for malaria, a disease that sickens millions worldwide and kills hundreds of thousands each year. In tropical climates around the globe, malaria poses a grave risk to already vulnerable populations. In 2019, the World Health Organization estimated […]

The 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Awards

Our team at the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory received the “2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award” from INSIGHT into Diversity. This honor recognizes the effort that colleges, universities, and outside organizations have undertaken to empower underrepresented and women students of all levels to succeed in the science, technology, […]

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cattle

Growing resistance to our go-to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria like strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what used to be easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges. New research from the University of Georgia shows that there may […]

Kaori Sakamoto named to AAVMP board

Dr. Kaori Sakamoto, associate professor of anatomic pathology, has recently been named the director of wellness and wellbeing for the Association of Asian American Veterinary Medical Professionals (AAVMP). In this role, Dr. Sakamoto will be responsible for developing wellness workshops and opportunities designed to improve wellbeing and promoting positive mental […]

CVM professor receives ACVIM Lee & Inge Pyle Service Award

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

Researchers find target to fight antibiotic resistance

Gram-negative bacteria are the bane of health care workers’ existence. They’re one of the most dangerous organisms to become infected with—and one of the hardest to treat. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests a component of bacteria’s cell walls may hold the key to crushing the antibiotic-resistant microbes. […]

CVM researchers receive NIH-USDA grant to study mechanisms of chromosome instability and early pregnancy loss

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and the Regenerative Bioscience Center has received a five-year, dual-purpose grant of $1.65 million from the USDA and the NIH to study the effects of chromosomal abnormalities on early embryo development and to discover and validate novel […]

CVM faculty member named 2021 Meigs Professor

Dr. Jo Smith is one of five faculty members to be named 2021 Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors. This professorship is the University of Georgia’s highest teaching honor. “This year’s Meigs Professorship honorees are exemplary educators who engage students at all levels through innovative instruction and experiential learning,” said S. […]

Grateful clients commit to advancing equine research

Endurance riding taught Stagg and Cheryl Newman the valuable bond between humans and horses. Their professional careers taught them the value of research. Today, the Newmans blend their passions to advance equine research for generations to come. COMMITMENT TO HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT Stagg and Cheryl met in graduate school at Cornell […]

Canine Companions Needed for Dog Aging Project Research

Dr. Kate Creevy was just beginning her career as a small animal veterinary faculty member at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine when she was approached by Daniel Promislow. Dr. Promislow, a faculty member in the Department of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at […]

CVM faculty member named University Professor

Dr. Jim Moore has been a faculty member in the CVM for 40 years. Exemplifying the College’s mission of research, service, and teaching, Dr. Moore has always acted in at least one of these roles during his time with the university. Originally devoted to equine surgery and researching endotoxemia in […]

New technology reveals hidden Salmonella

Monitoring Salmonella in the environment is critical because contaminated freshwater used to irrigate crops can transfer pathogenic bacteria to fresh produce, causing illness and even death. But University of Georgia researcher Nikki Shariat believes traditional Salmonella surveillance methods have been missing the big picture. Shariat, an assistant professor of population […]

A conversation with Dr. John Corsale

Starting a new job and getting to know people is hard no matter when you do it. Add in a pandemic, and it’s downright near impossible. Dr. John Corsale has done just that—on February 1st, he jumped in as the College of Veterinary Medicine’s newest associate dean and teaching hospital […]

UGA colleges announce South Georgia multi-institutional partnership

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (UGA CVM) in partnership with five South Georgia universities and colleges, was recently awarded a $150,000 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Higher Education Challenge Grant. This grant will fund critical educational support for South Georgian students seeking baccalaureate or associate […]

UGA-led COVID study seeks more applicants

January 2021: In September 2020, the College of Veterinary Medicine announced SPARTA (SARS SeroPrevalence and Respiratory Tract Assessment), a study funded by the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Cancer Institute. The study’s original purpose was to investigate the human body’s response to infection with […]

CVM faculty guide UGA through the pandemic

During the pandemic, the university has had to make big choices quickly, and the College of Veterinary Medicine has played a large part in those tough decisions. The Preventative Measures Advisory Board is co-chaired by CVM Dean Lisa Nolan with four other CVM faculty members serving on its 11-member team:  […]

CVM scientists create COVID-19 saliva test for campus community

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the U.S., the most common way to test for the virus was using nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs—which pass through the nostril to the very back of the nasal cavity, where they pick up mucosal secretions. But thanks to a team of researchers from UGA’s Veterinary […]

CVM professor receives AAVMC award for distinguished service

Dr. Corrie Brown has been recognized for the second time in as many months. This week, Dr. Brown was named this year’s AAVMC Billy E. Hooper Award for Distinguished Service recipient. Per the AAVMC, this award is presented each year to an individual “whose leadership and vision has made a […]

CVM announces new Veterinary Teaching Hospital Director

After a national search, the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome John Corsale, DVM, MBA as the new Associate Dean of Clinical Services and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital beginning in February 2021. Dr. Corsale brings extensive and unique experience to the hospital. Since […]

CVM professor recognized by ACVP

Dr. Corrie Brown, Josiah Meigs and University Professor of pathology, was recognized earlier this month as a Distinguished Member by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) at its 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Per the ACVP, “Distinguished Members are ACVP Diplomates who have rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the College […]

Handling Hookworms

As a specialist in parasitology, Dr. Ray Kaplan, professor of infectious diseases, keeps a watchful eye on the interactions between parasites and their hosts. In recent years, parasitologists noticed that racing greyhounds and recently adopted former racing greyhounds are almost always infected with hookworms. This phenomenon was believed to be […]

CVM professor and emergency care practitioner recognized at national conference

Benjamin Brainard, professor of small animal medicine and surgery and director of clinical research, was recently awarded the 2020 ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award for Advances in Coagulation. This award is presented to the veterinarian who has made the most substantial contribution to knowledge and understanding of the unique […]

UGA researchers seek targets to mitigate fescue toxicity in cattle

A $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow researchers at the University of Georgia to examine the minutiae of cattle and fescue microbiome interaction to find targets that will help mitigate the effects of fescue toxicosis, a forage-related condition that costs the U.S. beef industry more than […]

Personnel changes to Office of Research and Graduate and Faculty Affairs

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is pleased to announce reorganization and additions to the Office of Research and Faculty and Graduate Affairs, including the newly appointed assistant dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Susan M. Williams has been appointed interim assistant dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Williams […]

CVM establishes Office of Diversity, assistant dean position

The College of Veterinary Medicine is known for the exceptional doctors of veterinary medicine it produces, but what few people realize is the breadth of education, research, and service offerings housed within our walls. This diversity in mission has drawn an increasingly diverse and multicultural group of faculty, staff, and […]

CVM announces new director for Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the hire of Dr. Binu Velayudhan as the director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (AVDL), effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Velayudhan currently serves as the assistant director of laboratories at the North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Raleigh, NC. Prior […]

New beehives added for veterinary training

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has joined the fight to save the bees by building a set of hives on campus. The new program will give residents and senior veterinary students in clinical training experience caring for these insects and is led by Dr. Joerg Mayer, associate professor of zoological […]

Student and faculty publish interactive children’s book

Chad Schmiedt, professor of small animal medicine and surgery and Alison Bradbury Chair in Feline Health, in collaboration with Jim Moore, professor of large animal medicine and director of the Educational Resources Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has created and published an eBook written for children preparing to […]

CVM prepares for fall semester amid COVID-19 backdrop

Faculty, staff, and students are preparing to return to campus in the coming weeks, and at the College of Veterinary Medicine, we are ramping up for a semester unlike any we have ever experienced before. The College will look different this semester as we work to make our facilities as […]

CVM department head elected president of AAALAC Council on Accreditation

Gaylen Edwards, head of the department of physiology and pharmacology and Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Veterinary Medicine, has recently been elected president of the AAALAC International Council on Accreditation. AAALAC International is a non-profit organization that promotes the humane treatment of laboratory animals. The organization also offers a voluntary […]

Veterinary Diagnostic Labs to provide COVID-19 testing support

Both the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Lab are now registered to conduct assays on human samples and support SARS-CoV-2 testing. Where the labs were previously registered to accept and perform diagnostic assays on animal tissues and cultures, this new registration grants them the ability […]

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Operational Impacts of COVID-19

Our Hospital and Community Practice Clinic are open at this time. However, our appointment availability varies from service to service due to our backlog of cancelled appointments and our busy emergency caseload. Please call for more information. We continue curbside service at this time. . This means we will not be […]

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine introduces new online professional master’s program

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia has announced the formation of a completely online Master’s program in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and is designed to provide a broad foundation for students who intend to pursue professional careers in veterinary or human medicine, biomedical […]

CVM-affiliated teaching assistants recognized for pedagogic contributions

The UGA Center for Teaching and Learning recognizes graduate students annually for their significant contributions to instruction at the university. This year, three College of Veterinary Medicine teaching assistants were recognized. Ahmed Hikal and Madelyn Krunkosky were awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. This award is presented to the top 10% […]

UGA CVM researchers identify new compounds to combat multi-drug antibiotic resistance

A team of researchers led by Stephen Trent, professor of infectious diseases and UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor recently identified five compounds capable of boosting the effects of common last-resort antibiotics against treatment-resistant, Gram-negative bacteria. These compounds were also successful in lowering the dose of antibiotics necessary to facilitate bactericidal effects, […]

Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director retiring, interim director appointed

After 15 years of service, Dr. Jeremiah (Jerry) Saliki will be retiring from UGA May 1st, 2020. Dr. Saliki has been the director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (AVDL) since 2007 and at the University of Georgia as a professor of virology since 2005. He is a renowned virologist […]

UGA researchers receive NIH grants to study innate immunity to influenza and pneumococcus

Balázs Rada, associate professor of infectious diseases and head of the Laboratory of Mucosal Innate Immunity and Neutrophil Biology at UGA, is the principal investigator on two NIH-funded projects totaling $2.3M. Rada and his team will study the body’s innate immune response to influenza and a pneumonia-causing bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, […]

Engineered dog virus combats coronaviruses

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that has proven successful in promoting an immune response in early test models. The team is led by Biao He, the Fred C. Davison Distinguished University Chair in Veterinary Medicine at […]

CVM student awarded for distinguished service

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

CVM faculty member named 2020 Meigs Professor

Puliyur MohanKumar is a professor of veterinary biosciences and diagnostic imaging, but he’s best known for leading our first-year students through their first anatomy course. A student-favorite educator, MohanKumar is always working to create innovative ways for students to learn—a challenge when your coursework is as broad as anatomy. Learn […]

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CVI researchers developing coronavirus vaccine

Ted Ross, director of the CVM’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology, and his team have partnered with labs and biotech companies to develop new vaccines that could protect against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Learn more here.

Nikolay Filipov named Lalita and Raghubir Sharma Distinguished Professor

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

Georgia Bio names two College of Veterinary Medicine units as annual Helix Award winners

Two College of Veterinary Medicine units were recently honored at Georgia Bio’s Golden Helix Awards and Annual Gala in Atlanta. The Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC) was awarded a Community Award and the Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) received a Deal of the Year Award. The Community Awards […]

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

In a new partnership with the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA), UGA Vet Med students deliver veterinary care directly to the doors of Athens’ older adults. Check out these stories to see how these groups deliver more than a meal. Athens Banner-Herald Athens Community Council on Aging

Pathology students and faculty recognized in interdisciplinary ceremonies

The Department of Pathology celebrated a successful year’s end. Seven students and faculty were presented awards at three recent annual meetings. The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology’s (ASVCP) concurrent annual meeting was held in San Antonio, Texas; the Entomological Society of […]

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CVM hosts first international workshop for dairy veterinarians in Tifton

On Monday, December 2, 2019, the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s Tifton campus opened its doors to veterinarians from Central and South America—the CVM’s first international workshop in Tifton, GA. The workshop, coordinated by clinical associate professor of food animal health and management Pedro Melendez, was developed to provide updated […]

Tifton Diagnostic Lab faculty partnering on USDA-NRCS feral swine control project

On November 21, it was announced that the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded $1.5 million for a three year project in the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program in the Albany project area. The Albany project area includes parts of Calhoun, Baker, Terrell, and Dougherty […]

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

On Wednesday, September 25, third-year DVM student Kristen Peagler was conferred the BFSO Founders Scholarship – Professional Student. This award recognizes outstanding students for academic performance, spirit of volunteerism, and extracurricular activity—areas in which Peagler goes above and beyond the norm. Volunteerism is a passion for Peagler, and she has […]

CVM faculty member to lead new NIH Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Center

The University of Georgia has signed a contract with the National Institutes of Health for an initial award of $8 million to develop a new, more advanced influenza vaccine designed to protect against multiple strains of influenza virus in a single dose. The total funding could be up to $130 […]

Large animal resident wins ACVAA award

Nicole Trenholme, a resident in the Department of Large Animal Medicine, was recently awarded the 2019 American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Best Large Animal Resident Abstract award for her presentation “Effects of a 5-degree head-up incline on arterial oxygenation in anesthetized horses.” Congratulations to Dr. Trenholme!

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine announces creation of endowed chair in feline health, names Dr. Chad Schmiedt to the post

The College of Veterinary Medicine recently received approval from the Board of Regents to create the Alison Bradbury Chair in Feline Health, one of only two such endowed professorships in the nation. Dr. Chad Schmiedt, professor of small animal surgery, will be the first to hold the position. Schmiedt is […]

Pathology faculty member selected to participate in SEC Academic Leadership Development Program

Kaori Sakamoto, associate professor of pathology and director of the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program at the College, has been selected for the 2019-2020 Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Fellowship. This program is designed to enhance the skills of faculty and early-career administrators in SEC institutions and prepare them for the […]

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CVM breaks ground on new Farm Animal Veterinary Medical Center on the Tifton campus

The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine broke ground on a new facility on their campus in Tifton, Georgia recently. The UGA Tifton Farm Animal Veterinary Medical Center will improve the CVM’s ability to serve Georgia’s animal agricultural industries and will strengthen the South Georgia region overall. The 9,000-square-foot facility will […]

CVM faculty, students, and alumni recognized as AAAP/AVMA 2019 award and scholarship recipients

At the annual American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) meeting for poultry health experts and students in Washington, DC, the AAAP and co-sponsor American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) announced their 2019 award winners. Following four days of seminars and events, the two associations recognized eminent scholars in the field. Winners […]

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CVM welcomes 114 incoming veterinary students in white coat ceremony

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the class of 2023 during its annual White Coat Ceremony held Sunday, Aug. 11. Sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) and VCA Animal Hospitals, and attended by members of the GVMA and the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, this […]

UGA Graduate School Hosts Three Minute Thesis Competition

WUGA’s Graduate Assistant Morgan Frey attended the Graduate School’s 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in April. Though many of the contestants typically spend all day working in a lab, the competition put their presentation skills to the test and showed everyone the important research coming out of UGA. For […]

2017: Compendium of Measures to Control Chlamydia psittaci Infection Among Humans and Pet Birds

Compendium of Measures to Control Chlamydia psittaci Infection Among Humans (Psittacosis) and Pet Birds (Avian Chlamydiosis), 2017. Published in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. Click here for PDF.

New price for Chlamydia spp. antibody titer determination by IFA, as of July 1, 2017

As of July 1, 2017, the price for Chlamydia spp. antibody titer determination by IFA will increase by $4 in order to offset the rise in cost for testing. The new prices will be: $36 for IFA serology The Chlamydia spp. panel with antibody determination with IFA will be $68 […]

New Pricing for IDL’s Zoo & Exotic Animal Pathology Service as of November 1, 2016

Due to the rise in costs for supplies, reagents, and slide preparations, IDL will be increasing the cost for this service. See new submission form.

New Pricing for IDL Companion Animal tests as of August 1, 2016

Due to the rise in costs for supplies and reagents, IDL will increase the costs for testing. Please see the updated Non-Exotics Submission form for the new pricing.

New Pricing for IDL PCR tests as of July 1, 2016

Due to the rise in costs for supplies and reagents, IDL will increase the cost for testing. The price for most PCR tests will increase by $2 (see updated Avian & Exotics Submission form)

New price for Chlamydia spp. antibody titer determination by IFA, as of July 1, 2016

As of July 1, 2016, the price for Chlamydia spp. antibody titer determination by IFA will increase to $32 in order to offset the rise in the cost of testing and shipping. The new prices will be: $32 for IFA serology The Chlamydia panel with antibody determination using IFA will […]

New price for Chlamydophila spp. antibody titer determination by IFA, as of July 1, 2013

As of July 1, 2013, the price for Chlamydophila spp. antibody titer determination by IFA will increase by $3 in order to offset the rise in cost of testing. The new prices will be: $27 for IFA serology The Chlamydophila panel with antibody determination using IFA will be $56 The […]

Canine Idexx 4DX®Plus test is available

Canine Idexx SNAP® 4DX ®Plus  Idexx SNAP® 4DX ®Plus test that detects antibody to Ehrlichia ewingii, Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma platys, Anaplsama phagocytophilium, and Borrelia burgdoreri plus Dirofilaria immitis antigen in blood, plasma, or serum samples at $25/sample.

New Avian Tests available November 1, 2012

Three NEW Avian tests will be available beginning November 1, 2012: Chlamydophila psittaci — Elementary Body Agglutination (EBA) antibody test at $24/test. Agglutination assays favor the detection of IgM, which the body develops during the early phase of an infection. Chlamydophila psittaci Panel — 2 DNA probes, one on whole […]

Prices for Chlamydophila Serology and Necropsy / Histopathology have changed

Prices for Chlamydophila Serology and Necropsy / Histopathology changed on July 1, 2011.

Currently not Available: NON-psittacine polyomavirus DNA in situ hybridization test and KHV serology

The NON-psittacine polyomavirus DNA in situ hybridization test and KHV serology are currently unavailable.

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