Veterinary Medical Center

Kitten gets Fish-Skin Mittens to Heal Paws Burned in the California Fires

December 14, 2019
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.

Standing Equine PET Scan Now Ready for Clinical Use on Racehorses in Training

November 19, 2019
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.

Groundbreaking Canine Cancer Vaccine Trial Underway at UC Davis

November 19, 2019
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.

UC Davis VMTH Veterinarians, Professors Created PET Scanning System

November 12, 2019
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.

Is Man's Best Friend the Key to Battling Cancer?

November 08, 2019
A new joint study by UC Davis, the University of Wisconsin and Colorado State University is looking for healthy canines to participate in a study that may benefit man and man's best friend alike.

Severely Burned Dog Rises From the Ashes Thanks to Fish Skins

November 08, 2019
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.

Innovating Dairy Digester Research

October 23, 2019
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.

Equine Performance Center

Setting the Highest Standard of Care for Your Horse’s Total Wellness Compassionate healing: innovative strategies for prevention and treatment

At the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, our commitment to providing your horse with the highest level of compassionate care is unparalleled. For fifty years we have served owners and the equine industry with cutting-edge clinical treatment and solution-oriented research—one patient at a time, and on a global scale.