Why did Renee Zellweger have UC Davis on Her Mind and How is Her Dog Involved?

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Renee Zellweger accepts the award for best actress at the 19th annual Movies For Grownups Awards on Saturday in Beverly Hills. Zellweger said her dog recently had surgery at a University of California, Davis veterinary hospital. RICHARD SHOTWELL INVISION/AP

Before receiving an achievement award last week at this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival for her starring role as Judy Garland in the Hollywood biopic “Judy,” Renee Zellweger noted that her dog had recently been treated in the Sacramento area.

“I have my head in UC Davis where my doggie Chester just had his second hip replacement surgery for complications,” Zellweger told reporters. Chester is just one of the 50,000 patients served annually by the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis.

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