April 15, 2016 | General News
Athens veterinarians to participate in 2016 national service animal eye exam event
The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital will once again offer free eye exam screenings to service animals this May 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, will also participate in the program.
March 29, 2016 | Research News
UGA, Sanofi Pasteur develop new vaccine for H1N1 influenza
Researchers at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models. They published their findings recently in the Journal of Virology.
March 25, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association recognizes four
March 2, 2016 | Research News
Vet Med offers clinical trial for cats with history of arterial thromboembolism
Researchers at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital are seeking participants for a new multicenter randomized clinical trial. The three-year study dubbed "SUPER-CAT" for "study of the utility of rivaroxaban or clopidogrel for prevention of recurrent arterial thromboembolism in cats" aims to prolong life expectancy and improve quality of life in cats diagnosed with recurrent arterial thromboembolism ("saddle thrombus") through anticoagulant treatment.
February 19, 2016 | General News
UGA Large Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital reopened
The Large Animal Hospital at the University of Georgia has reopened its emergency services and will resume seeing regular appointments again on Feb. 22.
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.