February 3, 2016 | General News
Large Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital temporarily closed
The University of Georgia Large Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital is temporarily closed for quarantine for the equine herpesvirus. The Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including the Community Practice Clinic, will remain open and will continue to receive appointments and emergencies for cats, dogs, exotics and wildlife.
February 3, 2016 | Research News
University of Georgia to collaborate with GeoVax on Zika vaccine
The University of Georgia announced today that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with GeoVax Labs Inc. to develop and test a vaccine to prevent the emerging and virulent Zika virus infection.
December 21, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host annual shelter medicine symposium on Feb. 6
The eighth annual Shelter Medicine Symposium will be held at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday, Feb. 6. The all-day event is focused on best management and medicine practices for local and regional animal shelters.
December 16, 2015 | General News
Bioengineer Karen Burg named UGA Harbor Lights Chair in Small Animal Studies
Karen J.L. Burg, a bioengineer whose cutting-edge work centers on absorbable polymers, biofabrication and tissue engineering, will join the faculty of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in January as its Harbor Lights Chair in Small Animal Studies.
November 25, 2015 | Research News
Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases.
November 20, 2015 | General News
Applications being accepted for University of Georgia’s VetCAMP 2016
This upcoming summer, high school students will have a weeklong opportunity to explore the field of veterinary medicine, thanks to the University of Georgia's VetCAMP program.
November 5, 2015 | Research News
Researchers identify essential component of antiviral defense
Infectious disease researchers at the University of Georgia have identified a signaling protein critical for host defense against influenza infection. The findings, recently published in PLoS Pathogens, shed light on how a single component of the body's defense system promotes effective immunity against viral infections—particularly respiratory viruses—that affect mucosal sites.
October 23, 2015 | Research News
Antibiotic-resistant gene discovered in soil bacterium that commonly infects foals
A research team based in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has discovered a novel gene—erm(46)—that confers antibiotic resistance in Rhodococcus equi, a soil-dwelling bacterium that commonly infects foals and causes opportunistic infections in immunocompromised people. The finding was made in collaboration with researchers at the University of Edinburgh, Texas A&M University and the University of Washington.
September 1, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $2.99 million grant for graduate training program in disease ecology
The University of Georgia has received a five-year, $2.99 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an interdisciplinary graduate training program in disease ecology.
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.