UC Davis school of veterinary medicine

Standing Equine PET Scan Now Ready For Clinical Use On Racehorses In Training

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with LONGMILE Veterinary Imaging, has completed the first phase of the validation of the MILE-PET, the first positron emission tomography (PET) scanner specifically designed to image the limbs of standing horses, using light sedation, eliminating the need for anesthesia. The first phase of this study, funded […]

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Farrier Tim Shannon & Dr. Marvin Beeman To Headline 33rd Annual Heumphreus Lecture At UC Davis

The 33rd Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place February 16, 2019 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This year’s event features farrier Tim Shannon and equine veterinarian Dr. G. Marvin Beeman. Farriers and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the event, which takes place from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. […]

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Jockeying Through Med School, Peterson To Ride First Mount At Del Mar

Farrin Peterson, 26, from Roseville in Northern California, is an honors student in her fourth year of studies at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She’s also named to ride Chocolate Goddess for trainer Aggie Ordonez in Friday’s second race at Del Mar. And you thought you had a busy and complicated […]

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UC Davis Organizes Cost-Free Lectures To Foster Veterinarian-Farrier Relationship

The 31st Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place January 28, 2017 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This year’s event features veterinarian Scott Pleasant and farrier Travis Burns from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM). Farriers and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the event, which takes place from […]

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Del Mar, Jockey Club Announce Support Of Enhanced Medication Testing

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) and The Jockey Club have formally announced that they both will provide additional funding to the Ken Maddy Laboratory at the University California, Davis to enhance the California Horse Racing Board’s (CHRB) medication testing program. The announcement was made at The Jockey Club’s regional members meeting held at Del Mar […]

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UC Davis Drug Testing Lab To Begin Work On Athlete Biological Passports

The California Horse Racing Board has stepped up drug testing in Southern California with industry cooperation and soon things will be going really high tech with a new focus on biological markers supported by The Jockey Club. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hired an additional examining veterinarian for the current meet, while the CHRB […]

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University Of Kentucky To Honor Dr. Sue Stover

Halls of Fame aren’t just for elite athletes or musicians—they are for ground-breaking researchers like Dr. Susan Stover as well. A professor of veterinary anatomy, Stover was notified this week that she has been selected for induction into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame. This prestigious award honors scientists who, through many […]

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Soft Tissue Injuries Not Career-Ending If Treated Properly

Tendon and ligament issues are some of the most common ailments racehorses and sport horses alike can incur. Dr. Casille Batten, a 2011 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, recently told Horse Illustrated that not all tendon and ligament issues are career-ending, and that many horses can make a full recovery if they have the […]

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After Month-Long Treatment, Foal Beats Botulism

Bossy’s Cookies, a newborn pony/Paint cross filly, was brought to the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at ten days old for a progressive neurological disorder. Following three days of normal activity since birth, she was down for prolonged periods in her stall, staggering around, and unable to rise on her own. Her owners initially suspected […]

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Hullinger Appointed Director Of UC Davis Large Animal Clinic

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pam Hullinger, DVM, MPVM, DACVPM, as director of the Large Animal Clinic. Dr. Hullinger joins UC Davis from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where she served as chief veterinary officer of the Agricultural Security Program. She will also […]

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