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.
January 26, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor of veterinary pathology to receive 2015 Iverson Bell Award
Dr. K. Paige Carmichael, a professor of veterinary pathology and the former associate dean for academic affairs in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Iverson Bell Award given by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
January 21, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host 52nd annual veterinary conference, alumni weekend
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 52nd Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend on March 27-28 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education.
January 8, 2015 | Research News
Not a win-win: Treating for worms helps animals survive, then spread infectious diseases
Parasitic worms, which infect millions of people and animals around the world, have been shown to influence how the immune system responds to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. In a new study of African buffalo, University of Georgia ecologist Vanessa Ezenwa found that de-worming drastically improved an animal's chances of surviving bovine tuberculosis—but with the consequence of increasing the spread of tuberculosis in the population.
January 5, 2015 | Events on Campus
Registration open for UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s VetCAMP 2015
Thanks to the University of Georgia's VetCAMP program, high school students have the opportunity to explore the field of veterinary medicine before they start college classes.
December 19, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host annual shelter medicine symposium
The seventh annual Shelter Medicine Symposium will be held at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on Jan. 11. The daylong event is focused on the best management and medicine practices for local and regional animal shelters.
October 31, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization to host annual auction
The University of Georgia's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, or SCAVMA, is hosting a benefit auction Jan. 24 at 7 p.m in the Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center to provide support for veterinary students pursuing advanced degrees through the College of Veterinary Medicine.
October 21, 2014 | Honors & Awards
Atlanta Magazine’s Groundbreakers class includes company founded by UGA professors
IS3D, LLC, a company founded by University of Georgia professors in the College of Veterinary Medicine to create interactive learning tools, was named to Atlanta Magazine's Groundbreakers Class of 2014. IS3D was one of 11 finalists from a field of 100-plus entries to be recognized recently.
September 10, 2014 | General News
UGA Marine Extension releases loggerhead sea turtle
Ossabaw was a little unsure of the sandy beach and the clicking cameras Sept. 8, but the loggerhead turtle that has lived at the University of Georgia Aquarium since 2011 finally made it home to the ocean.
September 9, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to speak on 2014 State of the Birds
The University of Georgia has experts available to speak on the 2014 State of the Birds report released today. Published 100 years after the demise of the last passenger pigeon, the report offers an overview of bird population data and trends, highlighting conservation success stories as well as species threatened with extinction.
September 4, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers to use $1.1 million NIH grant to study drug therapies for elephantiasis
Researchers from the University of Georgia have been awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine how two commonly administered drug combinations work to remove larvae from the bloodstream of people infected with lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.
September 3, 2014 | General News
UGA Marine Extension Service to release loggerhead sea turtle
The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, a unit of the Office of Public Service and Outreach, will release a three-year-old loggerhead sea turtle named Ossabaw from the shores of Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, Sept 8.
August 26, 2014 | General News
UGA welcomes 114 incoming veterinary students
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the class of 2018 during its annual White Coat Ceremony held Aug. 17. 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.
August 5, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA’s ‘Vet School for a Day’ set for Sept. 24
Registration opens Aug. 6 for the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine's Vet School for a Day. Held Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the college's campus, the program teaches high school juniors and seniors about the wide variety of careers in veterinary medicine.