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.
A handful of lucky pets rescued from Northern California’s Camp Fire last month are healing with the help of a procedure that — until now — had never been done on cats or dogs. Jamie Peyton, a UC Davis veterinarian, had success last year using the unconventional fish skin technique on rescued from fires — so this year, as injured animals poured into the hospital in Chico, she volunteered to give the method a try on household pets.
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.
One of the world’s top veterinary hospitals is testing out a new strategy to stop multiple types of cancer in dogs with a groundbreaking vaccine study. 800 dogs will be involved in a study at three institutions, including the University of California, Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital involving an experimental cancer vaccine.
The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) has successfully administered scans for horses using their new equine-specific PET system. The machine allows for the 3D scanning of horse limbs to detect lesions and injuries that other technologies cannot identify, according to Mathieu Spriet, an associate professor of diagnostic imaging at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
In January, an Alaskan dog, Archer, was severely burned when the house where he lived caught on fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene and found Archer covered in flames. When it became clear that Archer would need more help to heal than she could provide, Dr. Oakley reached out to Dr. Jamie Peyton, a burn specialist at The University of California, Davis, for advice.
Dr. Pramod Pandey who is a faculty member and cooperative extension specialist at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine focuses on better ways to manage dairy waste material for both large and small farms.
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