August 21, 2015 | General News
UGA welcomes 114 incoming veterinary students in white coat ceremony
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the class of 2019 during its annual White Coat Ceremony held Aug. 16. Sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the event officially recognized 114 members of the incoming class by donning them in lab coats to be worn during their veterinary education.
July 15, 2015 | Research News
UGA study finds Southeast’s rural landscapes pose potential risk for salmonella infection
Researchers from the University of Georgia have determined that various freshwater sources in Georgia, such as rivers and lakes, could feature levels of salmonella that pose a risk to humans. The study is featured in the July edition of PLOS One.
July 7, 2015 | Research News
Study finds high-fat diet changes gut microflora, signals to brain
According to a recent study, eating foods high in fat—good-tasting french fries, for example—changes the populations of bacteria innate to flora in the digestive tract, or gut, and alters signaling to the brain. The result: People no longer recognize that they are full, which can cause overeating, a leading cause of obesity.
May 14, 2015 | Research News
UGA research finds geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners
Tokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.
May 12, 2015 | Research News
Noted influenza researcher joins UGA Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center
An influenza researcher whose work focuses on the interspecies transmission and pathogenesis of the virus has joined the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine as its new Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator and Caswell Eidson Chair in Poultry Medicine.
May 5, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher develops bird flu vaccine using virus commonly found in dogs
Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a virus commonly found in dogs as the foundation for a new vaccine against H7N9 influenza, more commonly known as bird flu.
May 4, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Phi Zeta honors awarded to faculty, students in UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recently recognized outstanding faculty and students with honors for excellence in teaching, research and service at its annual Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
April 20, 2015 | Events on Campus
Athens veterinarians to participate in national service animal eye exam event
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital will again offer free eye exam screenings during May to qualified service animals as part of the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy National Service Animal Eye Exam event. The Animal Eye Care Clinic, located in Five Points, is also participating in the program.
April 17, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association recognizes three
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumni with awards for service to the college and to the veterinary profession. This year's honorees were Claude S. Kidd Jr. of Greensboro, North Carolina; Samuel R. Adams Jr. of Buford; and Patricia W. Hill of Simpsonville, South Carolina.
March 25, 2015 | General News
UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital now open in new location
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital saw its first appointments today at its new location, 2200 College Station Road.
February 25, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host annual open house on April 3
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine's annual open house will be held April 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exotic animal displays, horseback-riding demonstrations, a parade of dog breeds and limited tours of the new UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital are a few of the activities that will be featured at the event.
February 13, 2015 | General News
UGA dedicates new Veterinary Medical Center
The University of Georgia held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to dedicate the College of Veterinary Medicine's new Veterinary Medical Center, which includes an education building and a teaching hospital for large and small animals.
February 2, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to dedicate new Veterinary Medical Center
The University of Georgia will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. to dedicate the College of Veterinary Medicine's new Veterinary Medical Center, which includes an education building and a state-of-the-art teaching hospital for large and small animals.
January 29, 2015 | Research News
Researchers find protein necessary for fertility performs different roles in sperm, eggs
The protein necessary for fertility in both sexes performs distinctly different roles in male and female gametes, according to a groundbreaking study, which included researchers from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Known as BRWD1, the protein controls gene expression in maturing sperm while promoting chromosome condensation and stability in female cells called oocytes, which become eggs.
January 26, 2015 | Research News
Beating the clock: UGA researchers develop new treatment for rabies
Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous system, at which point the disease is almost invariably fatal.