News and Press Release Archive: 2002-2012
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March 30, Veterinary Practice News: Dermatology: Dealing with Itchy Patients. Article quotes Dr. Patrick Hensel, a veterinary dermatologist at the UGA CVM.
March 29, The Anniston (Ala.) Star: Harvey H. Jackson: Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. Columnist mentions that his old Volkswagon bus broke down years ago on his way to the CVM with his dog who was suffering from cancer.
March 26, The (Macon, Ga.) Telegraph: Veteran Montezuma legislator returning to the farm. Article mentions that Rep. Lynmore James, who is retiring, has been championing a veterinary medicine program at Fort Valley State University; "Currently only the University of Georgia can grant degrees in veterinary medicine."
March 25, Tampa Bay Ledger: Funeral Home Director Works to Save Dog. A touching profile of a Tampa-area funeral director and his dog, "Lucy," mentions that Lucy was taken to UGA for medical treatment (page 3): "A specialist in Tampa referred Dobies to a noted veterinarian at the University of Georgia who in September  removed the tumor as veterinary students watched."
See also—Tampa Bay Times: Funeral home director works to save dog that changed his life
March 13, AAVMC press release: AAVMC Releases Preliminary Study Data on the Campus Climate at U.S. Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. This study examined the comfort levels of students from underrepresented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, those with impairments and/or disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students at the nation’s schools and colleges of veterinary medicine. The UGA CVM is mentioned, although incorrectly identified as a "school" of veterinary medicine.
February 29, press release: Four UGA faculty recognized for superior teaching efforts. Among them this year is Dr. Jim Moore, a Distinguished Research Professor in the department of large animal medicine at the CVM.
February 25, The Red & Black: New Vet School facility to start construction fall 2012.
February 17, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine sets annual open house for April 6
February 16, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA's budget woes easing, school's president says. Article mentions funding for the VMLC is one of UGA's top three goals in this legislative session.
February 16, The Red & Black: About $7 million cuts expected for the Univ. teaching program, the smallest in three years. The article quotes University President Michael F. Adams as saying that the new VMLC is a "game-changing facilit[y]."
February 8, InsideHigherEd.com: Vet School Surge: Veterinary schools expand, with focus on large animals.
February 7, Atlanta Business Chronicle: UGA develops stem cell gel to help bones heal faster.
OnlineAthens: UGA stem cell discovery could help bones mend faster.
February 7, Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch.com: Big Pets Get Bigger: Latest Survey Shows US Dog and Cat Obesity Epidemic Expanding. Article quotes alumni Dr. Ernie Ward and Dr. Joseph Bartges, as well as Dr. Steve Budsberg, orthopedic surgeon and director of clinical research at the College.
February 3, press release: UGA discovery uses ‘fracture putty’ to repair broken bone in days. "This year, the group showed bone can be generated in sheep in less than four weeks. The speed in which bone is formed is one of the truly unique features of this study."
February 2, press release: Roundworm research reviewed at UGA. Dr. Adrian Wolstenholme, a nematode expert and associate professor in the department of infectious diseases, offers one perspective on new research suggesting genetic changes in the worm cause them to resist conventional drugs.
January 23, UGA.edu: Dr. Jim Moore is featured on UGA.edu's Focus on Faculty feature: Dr. Moore collaborates with researchers from several different colleges on campus to create interactive 3-D teaching materials.
January 23, UGA Alumni Association: The 2012 "Bulldog 100" list features several UGA Veterinary Medicine alums: Drs. Edward and Debbie Pinson (North Oconee Animal Hospital, #22), and Drs. Jenifer Gustafson and Angela Dodd (both of Hope Animal Medical Center, #76).
January 20, The Red & Black: Gov. Deal propose cuts to University System FY12 budget, more money could be seen in FY13. Article mentions the proposed allocation of $52.3 million to build the VMLC, as well as the $15 million in private funds raised for the building.
January 17, Columns Newsletter: Handle with care: Coordinator trains others in humane treatment of animals. Profile on Lisa Kelly, the training coordinator for the University's Office of Animal Care and Use.
January 15, Athens Banner-Herald: Deal's budget boosts funding for UGA, new doctors. "Deal’s proposed bond package includes $52 million to build a new veterinary teaching hospital off College Station Road, the University of Georgia’s highest priority."
See also: Atlanta Business Chronicle: Georgia budget to fund four major college building projects.
January 9, Columns newsletter: Mentors drove veterinary medicine professor toward her passion. Profile on Dr. Kelsey Hart, assistant professor of large animal medicine.
January 9, The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette outdoors blog: Anatomy of a deer die-off: Dr. David Stallknecht is quoted in an AP wire article about epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) afflicting white-tail deer in the plains states. The AP article ran in many papers nation-wide.
Chicago Sun-Times: Northern Plains hit hard by deer-killing disease
Billings Gazette: Eastern Montana, several states hit hard by deer-killing disease
Great Falls Tribune: Deer-killing disease strikes Eastern Montana
December 23: There is no better example of two birds of a feather flocking together than that of Bugsy, a Moluccan cockatoo, and Bobo,
the barred owl. Read the story about Bugsy and Bobo, and view all the photos here.
Our 2010-2011 Annual Report to Donors (Fiscal Year 2011) is now available online. Get to know more about us with faculty interviews, donor stories, research stories, and an update on our new Teaching Hospital. The printed edition will be hitting mailboxes around Christmas. For the annual reports from previous years, view our publication archive.
December 13, Athens Banner-Herald: Head of strange Mich. deer to be studied at UGA. SCWDS researcher Dr. Kevin Keel is mentioned in the article.
mLive.com (Michigan): One-of-a-kind deer shot in Cass County bound for Georgia for study (with photo)
December 5, Tampa Bay Times: Stem cell treatment may help dogs with arthritis. Article quotes faculty member Dr. John Peroni, an associate professor of large animal medicine and a specialist in stem cell therapies.
Winter 2011 issue, Graduate School Magazine: Engaging Students Becomes an Ideal Science Project for Students, Faculty and Staff. Features a classroom teaching collaboration among researchers across campus, including Drs. Jim Moore and Tom Robertson from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Download the Graduate School article as a PDF here.
November 12, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA president optimistic about budget. Article mentions our recent success in fundraising for the VMLC, and that Michael Adams is optimistic that the project will be funded by the state.
November 7, Athens Banner-Herald: Students learn how to use technology in future careers. Jeff Duke from the College's Information Technology Services department spoke to students from Oconee Co. Middle School who are interested in computers and programming about the information systems used at the College.
November 1, Athens Banner-Herald: Well Fargo boosts local charities with grants. The College is one of the beneficiaries of Wells Fargo's grants.
October 31, UGA.edu: Dr. Michelle Henry Barton, professor of large animal medicine, is featured on UGA.edu's Focus on Faculty feature: Through her challenging medical cases, she helps students make the transition from classroom to real-world experience.
October 15, Athens Banner-Herald: Police K-9 healing after surgery at UGA vet school. Article is an update on the healing progress of Lakota, the police dog injured along with his handler in a car accident earlier this month.
October 11, Clayton News Daily: County will pay police dog’s medical expenses
October 11, 11Alive: RIVERDALE: Board agrees to pay for injured K9's medical bills
October 11, WSB TV: Officer reunites with K-9 after serious crash
October 7, UGA's YouTube channel: Press conference video/interview with Dr. Scott Rose, lead clinician on Lakota's case. [.mov file: http://18.104.22.168/lakota/lakota.mov]
October 7, WSB Radio:Good news for K9 officer; partner
October 6, Patch.com (Athens): Lakota Follows the Healing Path in Athens
October 6, Patch.com (Cartersville): Local Resident Uses Facebook to Help Injured K9, Fellow Officer
October 6, WSB-TV: Injured K-9 has surgery to repair broken legs
October 6, WSB: Injured police dog will likely recover after accident
October 5, 11Alive News: October 5, RIVERDALE: Officer's family funding injured K-9's surgery
October 5, Fox 5 Atlanta: October 5, Officer, K-9 Recovering After Crash
October 5, WSB TV: Officer worries over K-9's health following accident
October 5, AJC: Family to pay bills for injured Clayton police dog
September 18, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA vet school in tight spot. The Board of Regents will ask Gov. Nathan Deal to approve funding for our new veterinary medical learning center.
September 6, ABC Health News: A Flu Shot for the Squeamish. Infectious diseases researcher Ralph Tripp was quoted in this story about the newly-available short-needle flu shot.
September issue, Georgia Magazine: From Alex Jones to Zest: The ABCs of animal medicine reach far beyond the borders of campus at UGA’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital
August 20, Athens Banner-Herald: Parasite a threat to dogs. Parasitologist Dr. Andy Moorhead is quoted in this article about a dog that became ill from giardia shortly after visiting a local park area.
August 10, Light Matters TV show (Photonics.com): Flu Detection (2nd segment). Also read the article, Gold Nanoparticles Detect Flu in Minutes. Ralph Tripp, a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, helped create a testing mechanism to identify influenza viruses within minutes, and at the point of care.
August 3, press release: UGA researchers use gold nanoparticles to diagnose flu in minutes. View the study from the journal Analyst: One-step assay for detecting influenza virus using dynamic light scattering and gold nanoparticles.
Release was picked up by the AP and published widely by these news outlets and others:
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: UGA researchers use gold to detect flu virus.
Health Jockey: Gold nanoparticles seemingly detect flu in minutes.
OptoIQ: Gold nanoparticles can diagnose flu in minutes, and cheaply.
MedGadget: UGA Researchers Turn to Nanotechnology to Speed Flu Diagnosis.
HealthCanal.com: UGA researchers use gold nanoparticles to diagnose flu in minutes.
AtlanticDrugs.com: Nanoparticles diagnose Flu.
R&D Magazine: Gold nanoparticles diagnose flu in minutes.
13WMAZ.com: UGA Researchers Use Gold to Detect Flu Virus.
July 29, The Macon Telegraph: Butler's Pet Hospital closing doors after 56 years. A touching profile on alumnus Dr. Mack Butler who retires today, closing the Macon pet hospital he opened in 1955.
July 22, Red and Black: UGA Vet School to receive $1.4 million for Rabies Virus study
Atlanta Business Chronicle: UGA award part of $1.4M grant to find cure for rabies
CNBC.com: UGA gets $1.4M grant to study rabies vaccine
Coosa Valley (Ga.) News: UGA Given $1.4M Grant to Study Rabies
Athens Patch.com: UGA News Roundup (2nd item)
July 16, Athens Banner-Herald: Inline hockey player strikes gold in Italy. Jennifer Munhofen, a master's student at the College, recently won the world championship with the U.S. Women's Inline Hockey Team.
July 13, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school camp helps build career interest. Coverage of our inaugural VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) that began July 9 at the College.
SEC TV: This edition of SEC "Stories of Success" features our researchers at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and the role they played in determining cause of death in the mass blackbird die-offs in January 2011. This segment aired on ESPN.
June 30, Athens Banner-Herald: Phi Zeta honors given to faculty, students. Faculty and students were honored for excellence in teaching, research and service at the annual Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society induction ceremony in April.
June 28, Athens Banner-Herald: Prof tackles polio vaccine. Ralph Tripp, a researcher in the infectious diseases department, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Tripp is researching ways to make polio vaccines cheaply and more quickly to vaccinate people in parts of the world where the virus still produces outbreaks.
June 23, theHorse.com: Stem Cells and Tissue Healing in Horses. This article covers a presentation by large animal medicine faculty member Dr. John Peroni, who "gave horse owners a basic overview of what stem cells are, what they do, and how they might help injured horses heal."
June 16, The Red and Black: Vet school dean fears more cuts; college could shut farm operation, lose faculty. Article examines how the veterinary college will be affected by state budget cuts.
BarrelHorseNews.com: The 411 on Electrolytes. Clinical instructor Dr. Kelsey Hart is quoted in this article about the importance of electrolytes in keeping your horses hydrated and healthy.
June 3, Athens Banner-Herald: Feathered assault victim on the mend after treatment at vet school. Daisy the Mallard and her ducklings came to the UGA CVM Wildlife Treatment Center from the Lovett School, where she sustained a broken leg after an altercation with a goose on the grounds of the school. After surgery, two months of aftercare and physical therapy, Daisy and her ducklings were ready to be released at Lovett June 3. Private donations to the Kate Grant Wildlife Treatment Fund covered expenses for Daisy and her ducklings.
More about Daisy and her ducklings:
June 6, Smyrna-Vinings Patch: Lovett welcomes back injured mallard and her ducklings
June 3, Athens Banner-Herald photo gallery: Daisy the Duck doctored up
June 3, Northside Neighbor: Daisy, ducklings back at Lovett
June 3, Buckhead Patch: Photo Gallery: Lovett Loves Its Ducks
Lovett School press release
April 10 Athens Banner-Herald: Duck, her brood treated at UGA
April 10: Read the College's page about Daisy, along with a photo slideshow and educational PowerPoint presentation about Daisy's procedure (designed for elementary-school-age children).
May 20, Georgia Public Broadcasting (PBS): BATS! Dr. Kevin Keel, faculty member at SCWDS, is featured in this episode of GPB's "Georgia Outdoors." Keel is researching the deadly white nose syndrome that is devastating bat populations in North America.
May 17, Video package: White Nose Syndrome: Devastating Fungus Threatens North American Bats. This video was put together by Jeffrey Mittelstadt, a graduate student from N.C. State.
May 20, Zoo Atlanta/AP News: Zoo Atlanta Gorillas Undergo Cardiac Exams. Press release mentions that the College is an integral part of the Great Ape Heart Project, a multi-institutional collaboration whose goal is to understand, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular disease in great apes living in zoological settings. View the Associated Press video, "Zoo Begins Look Into Hearts of Apes."
May 19, Athens Banner-Herald: Deal whacks funds to plan UGA facility. Article mentions the proposed teaching hospital (the Veterinary Medical Learning Center), which has received funds for planning but no construction funding yet.
May 15, JAVMA News: Atmosphere at veterinary schools being probed. "Campus climate dominated much of the discussion at this year's Iverson Bell Symposium, and the consensus was that the first step in reaching an inclusive environment for underrepresented groups at veterinary schools and colleges is to conduct a climate survey." UGA's Dr. K. Paige Carmichael, associate dean for academic affairs, is a co-investigator on the study.
May 4, NeighborNewspapers.com: Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association hosts their annual Spring Scholarship Luncheon and Silent Auction. Brittany Paschal, who will begin veterinary college this fall in the Class of 2015, received a scholarship from the Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association.
May 2, TheHorse.com: AQHA Executive Committee Approves Grants for Horse Health Research. The AQHA and AQHA Foundation have funded nine equine medical research projects in 2011-12, including a study on "Cardiovascular Function in Horses with Acute Gastrointestinal Disease" by UGA's Dr. Michelle Barton and Dr. Steeve Gigučre.
May 2, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA Students Honored (see photo/caption). Mason Savage, class of 2011, was one of several University of Georgia students recognized during the Rotary Club’s annual Rotaract Student Service Awards luncheon, held April 27 at the Holiday Inn in Athens.
May 1, Athens Banner-Herald: NeSmith: Simple rules for investing in (live)stock. Columnist Dink NeSmith mentions that he once took a goat to the College's Teaching Hospital for treatment.
April 2011, Gates Foundation: Ralph A. Tripp, a professor in the department of infectious diseases at the CVM, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled Improved Vaccine Technology to Eradicate Polio.
April 29, press release: 'Osy' debuts as an educational mobile app. Developed by a group of researchers, educators and software developers at the University of Georgia, Osy is a fun, educational game designed to teach the principle of osmosis, or how water moves in and out of cells.
View/download images and captions for Osy and her team of developers.
Press release republished by PhysOrg.com
April 29, The Red & Black: Students shaken by storms’ destruction. Article quotes a veterinary student, Elizabeth Clemmons (class of 2013), who hails from Ringgold, Ga., one of the towns decimated by tornadoes in late April.
April 26, press release from Central Veterinary Associates, P.C.: Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. Takes Care of "Mr. Popper’s Penguins." Blood samples were sent to the College's department of infectious diseases for testing.
April 24, Athens Banner-Herald: Levitzke named achiever vet school. The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine's alumni association presented 2000 graduate Brett Levitzke with this year's Young Achiever Award.
April 21, U.S. Newswire: AVMA Steering Committee to Collaborate with FDA on Antimicrobial Use. Charles L. Hofacre, a professor in the department of population health, was appointed to the AVMA Steering Committee for FDA Policy on Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials.
American Banking & Market News
Dairy Herd Network/Bovine Veterinarian
April 19, Bovine Veterinarian: Monitoring Uterine Health On-Farm. Article quotes Dr. Michael Overton, associate professor of dairy herd health in the department of population health at the College.
April 19, press release: Landmark UGA study reveals breed-specific causes of death in dogs
The New York Times: A Registry Explores Dog Deaths by Breed
Wall Street Journal: The Disease Demographics of Doggy Death
USAToday: Diseases that kill dogs tend to affect specific breeds
Discovery News: Database of Diseases Helps Keep Hounds Healthy
San Francisco Chronicle ("Tails of the City" Blog): UGA study reveals breed-specific causes of death in dogs
Baltimore Sun ("Unleashed" blog): Study reveals why certain dog breeds die
ActionNews6 (Augusta, Ga.): Breed-specific causes of death for dogs
DVM Newsmagazine: Canine mortality: Veterinary researchers conduct 20-year study of dog breed diseases, death rates
Veterinary Practice News: New Study Highlights Breed-Specific Causes of Death in Dogs
OregonLive.com: New University of Georgia study shows breed-specific causes of dog deaths
ClickOnDetroit: Study Reveals Top Causes Of Dog Deaths By Breed; Research May Help Owners, Vets Spot Problems Earlier
UPI (United Press International): Breed-specific dog diseases studied
DogChannel.com: Study Highlights Breed-Specific Causes of Death in Dogs
PetProductNews: New Study Highlights Breed-Specific Causes of Death in Dogs
April 17, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school honors distinguished alums. The Alumni Association of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized several graduates during the college's 48th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend.
April 10, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school names distinguished alum. The Alumni Association of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine named veterinarian Walter C. Robinson III (DVM '73) of Greenville, S.C., a Distinguished Alumnus.
April 10, Athens Banner-Herald: Duck, her brood treated at UGA. An injured mallard with nine ducklings was brought to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for treatment by a Good Samaritan.
April 7, Athens Banner-Herald: Blueprint: Event benefits wildlife. UGA veterinary students are holding a fundraiser at Terrapin Beer Co. to benefit the Wildlife Treatment Center and student chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association.
April 5, Athens Banner-Herald: Veterinary school offers dog training.
Also in the Classic City Courier: Community practice clinic offers puppy training classes.
April 4, The Weekly (Duluth, Ga.): Deal appoints three to boards. Alumnus John C. Sundstrom (DVM 1967), was appointed to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine by Gov. Nathan Deal.
More: Press release from the Office of the Governor
April 2, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school open house opens eyes. Also check out the ABH's Open House photo gallery, and their "Spotted" gallery. View Open House photos by the College's photographers on the UGA CVM Flickr site.
March, HorseChannel.com: Fighting the Dewormer Resistance. Dr. Ray Kaplan, professor of parasitology, is quoted in this article, which appeared originally in the April 2010 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine.
March 27, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school to hold annual open house.
March 26, press release: UGA veterinary students raise money for medical care of injured wildlife and wildlife disease education.
Media Newswire release
March 18, DVM Newsmagazine: The top 10 veterinary schools. The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine was ranked 9th this year in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 edition of "America’s Best Graduate Schools," up from 12th in the previous ranking period.
March 15, press release: UGA graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation. The doctor of veterinary medicine program tied for ninth in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
March 10, HandicappedPets.com press release: Walkin' Wheels Inventor Presents at University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Mark C. Robinson, inventor of the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair and President of HandicappedPets.com, recently was invited to meet with staff and students at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital to discuss how dog wheelchairs can improve the quality of life for an injured or handicapped pet, and donated a reseller kit to the VTH.
March 9, press release: UGA research animal resources program receives full accreditation. Accreditation by AAALAC, a voluntary program, is the gold standard for quality of animal care and use in research.
March 7, UGA.edu: Front and center: Georgia Guard trains at UGA. UGA is helping to train Georgia National Guardsmen who will be deploying to Afghanistan in May to help revitalize the country's agricuture. The article mentions alum George McCommon (DVM '90).
Feb. 28, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host first VetCAMP in summer 2011. VetCAMP is designed for rising high school junior and seniors. More information and registration materials can be found on the VetCAMP website.
Feb. 22, Wall Street Journal: When Man's Best Friend Is Obese: Pets Are Getting Fatter; Owners Find It Tricky to Count Kitty Calories, Cut Kibble. College faculty member Dr. Steven Budsberg is quoted in this story about the effects of obesity in pets.
Feb. 14, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine sets annual Open House for April 1. This event, sponsored by UGA’s veterinary students, will focus on veterinary medicine as an exciting, rewarding career, and will demonstrate the variety of career options available to veterinary medicine graduates.
Feb. 9, Charlotte Observer: Deadly bat disease reaches N.C.; considered 'devastating threat.' Article mentions the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, who confirmed that the disease was present in several bats from the area.
Feb. 6, Athens Banner-Herald: Sanford farewell for Uga. Article mentions Dr. Bruce Hollett, Uga VIII's namesake, who is a faculty member of the College and has helped care for several Uga mascots.
Feb. 4, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA mascot Uga VIII dies. Article mentions that Uga VIII was treated at the UGA CVM Small Animal Teaching Hospital.
Feb. 4, GeorgiaDogs.com: Uga VIII laid to rest at Sanford Stadium. In attendance was "Dr. Bruce Hollett of UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, who was the inspiration for Uga VIII's AKC-registered name, Big Bad Bruce."
Feb. 2, press release: Five University of Georgia faculty recognized for superior teaching efforts . Two of this year's five Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors are on faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine: Dr. Karen Cornell and Dr. Wan-I Oliver Li. Dr. Cornell is a professor in the department of small animal medicine and surgery; Dr. Li is an associate professor in the department of physiology and pharmacology.
Feb. edition, The Whole Dog Journal: Dogs Need Blood Transfusions From Time to Time – And Blood Donors! Article mentions the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine's canine and feline blood donor program and blood bank.
Jan. 25, Athens Banner-Herald: Editorial: Delay for UGA veterinary school is OK. "Whatever happens within the legislature regarding higher education funding, one thing that shouldn't attract undue attention is Gov. Deal's decision to take a proposed $113 million Veterinary Medicine Learning Center at the University of Georgia out of the 2012 package of bond-funded projects. That's not to say, of course, that local lawmakers shouldn't work hard to get the center back onto the list of projects."
Jan. 24, press release: UGA Alumni Association announces 2011 Bulldog 100 Rankings. Our alumni on the Bulldog 100 list include:
#38 — Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group, LLC, Brooklyn, New York, Brett Levitzke, ’00
#60 — Saint Francis Animal Hospital, Augusta, Mark Tribby, ’84 and ’88, and Curt J. Garner ’98
#69 — Santee Animal Hospital, Santee, S.C., Heather Shuler, ’01, and Kenneth Shuler, ’01
#92 — Appalachian Animal Hospital, East Ellijay, Thomas "Lyn" Lewis, ’02
Jan. 23, Athens Banner-Herald: Forum: UGA's vet school a place with heart — Oconee County resident Mr. Edward dePeterse wrote a column to share his experiences at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Jan. 22, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA may have to wait on new vet facility. "Construction on a planned new University of Georgia veterinary teaching hospital could be set back a year or more as Gov. Nathan Deal pulls back on the state's debt load."
Jan. 21, NewScientist.com: Sterile giant tortoises used as Galapagos lawnmowers. Exotics faculty member Dr. Stephen Divers was among the group of veterinarians that setrilized the tortoises prior to their release; a research paper was recently published in the Veterinary Record.
Jan. 19, Athens Banner-Herald: Uga could live for years after chemo.
Jan. 17, The (Macon) Telegraph: Georgia legislators set to weigh budget cuts. "Deal proposed trimming operation expenses at the Athens and Tifton veterinary labs as well as at the statewide network of Poultry Veterinary Diagnostic Labs."
Jan. 17, Athens Banner-Herald: Lawmakers to dig into Deal's proposed cuts — "One expenditure on the chopping block could be a new teaching hospital for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UGA asked for $62 million to build the 280,000-square-foot Veterinary Medicine [sic] Learning Center, but Deal budgeted only $10 million." [The building is called the Veterinary Medical Learning Center.]
Jan. 10, Athens Banner-Herald: University seeks funds for projects — "University of Georgia administrators will ask for money for a new veterinary hospital and science center while bracing themselves for more cuts when the state legislature convenes today."
Jan. 7, GeorgiaDogs.com (press release): Uga VIII Diagnosed with Lymphoma
AJC: UGA VIII has lymphoma, is responding well to treatment
Athens Banner-Herald: Uga in treatment for lymphoma
Jan. 7, AP Online Video Network: This video package, featuring researchers from SCWDS, was chosen to be in the Top 10 AP Editor’s Choice category. Experts: Don't Worry About Dead Birds
Jan. 5, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA will look into bird kills.
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine's Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) is performing necropsies on several birds from the mass that fell out of the sky late on New Year's Eve in Arkansas, studying them to determine possible cause of death.
CNN video: Why did so many birds die?
11Alive video and article: Georgia Scientists Investigating Large Bird Kill
Fox5 Atlanta video and article: UGA Scientists to Study Mysterious Bird Deaths
CNN: Experts: Loud noise sent 5,000 Arkansas birds flying to their deaths
AP story (Yahoo!): La. has mass bird kill just days after Ark.
Augusta Chronicle: UGA gets some dead birds from La., Ark.
TheTownTalk.com: La. state wildlife vet: 450 birds had trauma
WISTV.com: Mysterious bird kills may be linked (note that SCWDS is incorrectly identified as the "Southeast Cooperative Disease Study" in this Raycomm News Network article)
View the AJC photo gallery
Dec 22, Athens Banner-Herald: Training designed to make life at the zoo more bearable for a few of the residents. Article about our behavior residents training the bears at Bear Hollow.
Nov. 15, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school promotes puppy training as a way to avoid big problems later on. Article about the puppy training classes that are now offered at the Community Practice Clinic.
Nov. 9, Iowa State University News: Alumna Dr. Lisa Nolan (UGA DVM '88, MS '89, PhD '92), was named veterinary medicine dean at Iowa State University. Nolan is the first female dean of the ISU veterinary college.
Nov. 3, press relelase: Noted vaccine researcher joins UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Don Mark Estes joins the faculty at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.
Nov. 1, press relelase: UGA Veterinary School offers puppy training, adoption counseling, and wellness screening for senior pets.
Oct. 24, TheHorse.com: Neuromuscular Disease Can Lead to Performance Issues. The third in a series of talks given by Dr. Kelsey Hart at the 2010 AVMA meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
Oct. 20, UGA Broadcast, Video and Photography: Uga VIII's First Day (multimedia slideshow)
Oct. 13, Athens Banner-Herald: 1-year-old 'Bruce' to take over as Uga. One of several articles mentioning that Uga VIII, who will debut Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, before the UGA homecoming game against Vanderbilt in Athens, was named in honor of Dr. Bruce Hollett, associate professor and alum of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Oct. 13, press release: New, state-of-the-art method of anesthesia delivery available to large animal patients at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.vet.uga.edu/pr/Tafonius.php
Oct. 11, press release: 2010 CDC-UGA Collaborative Research Seed Awards announced. Release mentions a study by Dr. David Peterson in the College's Department of Infectious Diseases.
Oct. 7, press release: UGA researcher one of six in U.S. to receive FDA funding for TB research
Oct. 1, DVM360.com: Researchers eye clopidogrel uses, efficacy for veterinary patients. Article is about Dr. Ben Brainard's research using the drug commonly known as Plavix® in dogs at risk of developing fatal blood clots; Brainard finds that it "may offer a safe alternative to NSAIDs for treating dogs at risk of thromboembolism because of the concurrent therapeutic use of corticosteroids such as prednisone or dexamethasone."
Sept. 17, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school expansion could begin in a year — Workers could begin building a $113 million Veterinary Medicine Learning Center for the University of Georgia as soon as a year from now, University Architect Danny Sniff told a community group Thursday evening.
Sept. 15, The Red & Black: Grad service to prevent suicides. UGA's Counseling and Psychiatric Services is working with the Medical College of Georgia and the College of Veterinary Medicine on mental health programs for graduate students.
Aug. 31, theHorse.com: Managing Abnormal Heart Rhythm in the Performance Horse. Article summarizes a lecture Dr. Kelsey Hart presented at the 2010 AVMA annual conference, held in Atlanta.
Aug. 26, press release: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine hosts 10th annual Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium
Aug. 23, press release: UGA welcomes 102 incoming veterinary students in White Coat Ceremony.
Aug. 16, TheHorse.com: Head to Tail Neonatal Care. Article summarizes a talk Dr. Kelsey Hart presented at the 2010 AVMA annual conference, held in Atlanta.
Aug. 12, ThoroughbredTimes.com: Pour it on, pack it in. Dr. Andy Parks, head of the department of large animal medicine at the College, is mentioned at the end of the article.
Aug. 11, Athens Banner-Herald: Regents committee OKs vet hospital — The committee recommended proceeding with UGA's request for funding from the legislature for the new Veterinary Medical Learning Center.
Aug. 6, CNN.com: Lady Gaga went to geek camp, too. Article mentions that the Duke Talent Identification Program has a program for veterinary medicine. http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/08/06/geek.camp.talented/index.html
Aug. 4, The Today Show (video+story): Meet the dog who was saved by a blog. The puppy featured in this story was taken to Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, owned by alum Dr. Brett Levitzke (DVM '00). The clinic was listed at #27 on the 2010 Bulldog 100 list by the UGA Alumni Association.
July 19, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Antibodies are enlisted in flu fight. Dr. Mark Tompkins in the Infectious Diseases Department is quoted in this article about the development of therapeutic antibodies that target a variety of flu strains.
July 15, Athens Banner-Herald: Bear cub exhibit closes for weekend. The cubs are scheduled for spay procedures at the College.
July 14, press release: UGA researchers find Plavix may offer safe alternative as prophylactic treatment for dogs at risk of thromboembolic disease
July 9, PawNation.com: Dog Heatstroke Prevention and Treatment. Dr. Ira Roth is quoted in this article about preventing heatstroke in dogs during the summer months.
July 2, The Sun-Journal (Lewiston, Maine): Egg farm civil settlement did lead to healthier birds, according to managers. Dr. Charles Hofacre, director of Clinical Services at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is featured in a Sun Journal report focusing on his work at Maine Contract Farming. The egg farm uses Hofacre’s services to monitor the health of laying hens.
July 1, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host 10th annual Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium
June issue, Veterinary Practice News: If One Dewormer Works, Try Another. Article quotes Dr. Ray Kaplan, a faculty member in Infectious Diseases.
May 25, Augusta Chronicle: Ginger can reduce muscle pain, UGA study says. Article mentions that David Hurley, an associate professor of population health in UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, worked on the study with other UGA researchers.
Athens Banner-Herald: http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/052510/new_644007510.shtml
The original press release: http://www.uga.edu/news/artman/publish/100519gingermuscle.shtml
May 20, Athens Banner-Herald: Stanford's Sister Act: NCAAs offer Burdettes a chance to visit family. Article is about the Burdettes: father Alan is a 1978 DVM grad and his oldest children, Andy and Erin, are currently enrolled in the College (DVM 2012); the two younger children play tennis and were in Athens for the NCAA championships held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
May 13, Fox 5 Atlanta News: FOX 5 Special: Watching Our Food Supply. Students and alumni were interviewed in this piece about the nationwide shortage of food animal veterinarians.
May 13, press release: UGA researchers use patented SERS technique to rapidly, accurately detect rotavirus strains
May 9, Athens Banner-Herald: Local volunteers rally to battle oil spill. Article quotes Andrea Howey-Newcomb, research technician with the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, and veterinary student Alycea Monopli.
May 1, DVM Newsmagazine: UGA nails $7.7 million for vet college expansion. Article talks about the new Veterinary Medical Learning Center, and the planning money the college was awarded by the state legislature.
Apr. 27, The Grady Journal: Looking for a Home Away from Home. This article about preparing to board your pets features our Community Practice Clinic Director, Dr. Ira Roth. http://www.gradyjournal.com/?p=4628
Apr. 23, DVM360.com/Veterinary Economics: Women leading change: Sheila Allen; University of Georgia dean sees the need to rework education and better focus funding.
Apr. 22, JournalWatchdog.com: Clemson plans to expand vet education. Article mentions that Clemson researchers will collaborate with the College.
Apr. 3, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school opens its doors, draws crowd
More: Open House 2010 multimedia slideshow — by Dot Paul from UGA Public Affairs
Mar. 14, Op-Ed: UGA's teaching mission threatened
Feb. 25, The Red and Black: Vet jobs attract more females: Flexible hours draw women
Feb. 24, press release from the Western Vet Conference: Recent graduate Dr. Isaiah J. Smith received the 2010 Dr. Jeffrey W. Tyler Food Animal Incentive Award. Five veterinary postgraduates were the recipients of the 2010 Dr. Jeffrey W. Tyler Food Animal Incentive Award for their commitment to food animal practice. http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Premier-Veterinary-Conference-Welcomes-More-Than-13000-With-Latest-Breakthroughs-1121912.htm
More about this award: http://www.wvc.org/content/?c=154
Feb. 15, Columns newsletter: Animal behavior expert, autism advocate offers advice to students. Temple Grandin visited the College to speak to students, faculty and staff the week before a movie about her early life premiered on HBO. Veterinary student clubs coordinated and funded her visit.
Feb. 15, The Union-Recorder (Milledgeville, Ga.): UGA vet school eyes expansion to new campus
Feb. 14, womensenews.org: For Women and Animal Doctoring, It's a Love Affair
Feb. 7, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine hosts regional shelter medicine seminar
Feb. 7, Athens Banner-Herald: Cramped UGA vet school eyes expansion to new campus on eastside
Also appeared in the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville): http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2010-02-14/story/uga_hopes_to_split_its_veterinary_college_into_2
Feb. 1, Columns newsletter: A faculty Q&A with the Community Practice Clinic Director Dr. Ira Roth.
Jan. 30, press release: UGA Alumni Association announces Bulldog 100. One hundred of the fastest-growing companies owned or operated by former University of Georgia students were honored by the UGA Alumni Association. Among them are several veterinary college alumni.
Jan. 18, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization hosts benefit auction. The annual SCAVMA Auction will be held at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville on Saturday, Feb. 27. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 8, press release: New test may help address costly parasite in sheep industry. Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Georgia have developed an improved, more efficient method to test for the most serious of the parasitic worms in sheep.
with photo for reprint: www.vet.uga.edu/pr/sheep-parasite.php
Jan. 1, Journal of the AVMA: Called to serve; Extern takes us along on her Veterinary Leadership Experience. Read student Shana Eisenstadt's (class of 2012) account of last summer's AVMA Veterinary Leadership Experience.
Dec. 28, BoingBoing.net: The mysteries of rabies. Article quotes CVM pathologist Dr. Zhen Fu, a recognized expert on rabies.
Dec. 17, TheHorse.com: Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis Update. Faculty members Jaroslava Halper and PO Eric Mueller have continued their studies of a disease in horses that causes lameness and, unfortunately, often leads to euthanasia.
Dec 3, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine researchers lead team in discovery involving freshwater fish parasite, ‘Ich'. Researchers from the College have made an unexpected dual discovery that could open new avenues for treating Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, or "Ich," a single-celled protozoan parasite that commonly attacks freshwater fish.
Nov. 30, uga.edu: Amanda Farmer named 'Amazing Student' on UGA home page. Farmer works in the anesthesia department in the Teaching Hospital and plans to attend veterinary college after completing her undergraduate degree.
Nov. 19, press release: Uga VII passes away unexpectedly Thursday in Savannah
With video: (note the error in the written story; this was Uga VII's second season as mascot) http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/...
With multimedia: http://onlineathens.com/stories/...
Nov. 17, Bulldawg Illustrated: Seilers dedicate bronze of Uga VI to UGA College of Veterinary Medicine — nice tribute to Dennis Lofton and Uga VI
Nov. 16, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine graduate students among 5 from UGA who garnered awards at 95th SEBASM
Nov. 13, Atlanta Business Chronicle: Steeplechase saddles up for 45th anniversary.
Nov. 13, Athens Banner-Herald: No major threat seen, but pets can get flu, too. Dr. Jeff Bangle, an alumnus, and Dr. Kate Creevy, an alumna and faculty member at the College, are quoted.http://onlineathens.com/stories/111309/new_515834074.shtml
Nov. 8, TheHorse.com: Gigučre Receives Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Applied Equine Research Award
from Horsetalk.co.nz: http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2009/11/053.shtml
from the press release: http://www.vet.uga.edu/PR/giguere-award.php
Nov. 3, DVM Newsmagazine: Veterinarian battles for re-election in Virginia House. Brief article about Jim Shuler, a 1970 DVM alumnus of the College, running for re-election to the Virginia House of Representatives.
Oct. 29, press release: New model may help scientists better predict and prevent influenza outbreaks. Release covers research performed by Andrew W. Park, who has a joint appointment in the College, in the Infectious Diseases department.
More from Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/
The Augusta Chronicle: http://chronicle.augusta.com/
The Sunday Paper: http://www.sundaypaper.com/ (Dr. Park quoted under headline: WHY DON’T WE HAVE ENOUGH OF THE RIGHT VACCINE?)
Oct. 28, EcoWorldly.com: $800,000 in Grants Awarded to Research Deadly White-Nose Syndrome in Bats. UGA CVM researcher Kevin Keel received grant money for the purpose of "Identifying compounds to stop the fungus associated with white-nose syndrome."
More from Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2009/10/27/usfws-awards-800000-in-grants-to-cure-the-devistating-white-nose-syndrome-in-bats/
from YubaNet.com: http://yubanet.com/enviro/Fish-and-Wildlife-Service-Awards-800-000-in-Grants-to-Explore-Cause-Control-of-White-Nose-Syndrome-in-Bats.php
Oct. 27, Purdue University press release: Stauffer, Cornell receive distinguished veterinary alumni honors. Dr. Karen Cornell, acting director of the UGA Teaching Hospital, named a distinguished alumna of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.
UGA CVM release: http://www.vet.uga.edu/PR/cornell.php
Media Newswire: http://media-newswire.com/release_1104406.html
Oct. 24, DVM Newsmagazine: ACVS elects officers, names new treasurer at symposium. Several UGA faculty members are named as leaders in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Oct. 19, The Red & Black: Researcher tests drug to quell addiction. Story about research done by John Wagner, a faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.
Oct. 13, TriCities.com: Bristol Veterinarian Receives A.M. Mills Award. Dr. W. David Fletcher, alumnus of the UGA CVM, received an award from the UGA chapter of Alpha Psi professional veterinary fraternity.
Oct. 7, DVM Newsmagazine: Georgia veterinary college to hold translational medicine symposium. View photos from the symposium.
More from the Northwest Horse Source: http://www.nwhorsesource.com/news/2009/10/uga-college-of-veterinary-medicine.html
Original press release: http://www.uga.edu/news/artman/publish/091005_Symposium.shtml
Oct. 6, OtisRedding.com: Honorary Chair Spotlight: GA Governor Sonny Perdue. A profile of Perdue, a 1971 graduate of the College.
Oct. 1, Georgia Faces: UGA research funding reaches record high. Story mentions a $1.3 million grant from NIH to the College and collaborators at the University to create a 3-D model and animation program for high school biology students.
Sept. 30, press release: Dr. Sherry Sanderson, a faculty member and expert on pet nutrition, quoted throughout.
Sept. 28, Columns newsletter: 'Infectious' curiosity leads scientist to job at vet medicine. Profile on Bob Storey, a lab manager for Dr. Ray Kaplan at the College.
Sept. 17, press release and various outlets: UGA expects 150 high school students for 'Vet School for a Day 2009'
States News Service: http://www.allbusiness.com/
Sept. 16, The Red & Black: UGA vets go wild for exotic species. Profiles Drs. Christine Fiorello and Steve Divers, the College's exotics faculty members. http://media.www.redandblack.com/
Sept. 15, Journal of the AVMA: AVMA recognizes leaders in veterinary medicine, animal care. Faculty veterinarians Dr. Scott Brown and Dr. Cynthia Ward both received honors from the AVMA during their Annual Convention in July.
Sept. 14, Drovers Alert: AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship Recipients. One of the recipients is Estella Hovland, a veterinary student at the College.
Sept. 12, Athens Banner-Herald: The College welcomed the Class of 2013 during the annual White Coat Ceremony in August.
Sept. 4, press release: UGA students awarded a record number of Fulbright scholarships in 2009-2010. Among the students receiving Fulbright awards is Julie Rushmore, a DVM student who also is pursuing a Ph.D. in ecology.
View the release on the UGA News Service site
Sept. 1, Journal of the AVMA: Education, advocacy, and diversity are Corry's priorities. Alum Dr. Larry Corry is serving as president of the national American Veterinary Medical Association, 2009-10.
Times-Georgian.com: Local veterinarian on Consumer Advisory Board. Profile of alum Dr. Jim Kay, who was appointed to the Georgia Consumer Advisory Board two years ago.
WebMD article: How to Read Cat Food Labels: Eight Tips for Deciphering Cat Food Names and Claims. Article quotes Dr. Sherry Sanderson, an animal nutrition expert at the College.
WebMD article: Cat Vitamins and Supplements: Do They Work?
Cat supplements spark a big debate. Find out if your feline really needs them. Article quotes Dr. Sherry Sanderson, an animal nutrition expert at the College.
Aug. 22, Athens Banner-Herald: White given vet award for excellence (4th story).
Aug. 4, The Red & Black: Chair of equine studies is awarded. Announcement of Dr. Steeve Gigučre's appointment.
More at TheHorse.com: http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=14654
Original press release: http://www.uga.edu/news/artman/publish/090803_Gigu_re.shtml
Aug. 1, GVMA: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine hires top immunobiologist
June 3, Science Daily: Indirect Transmission Can Trigger Influenza Outbreaks In Birds. Article discusses research performed by faculty at the College and University, including associate professor Dr. David Stallknecht and postdoctoral research associate Dr. Justin Brown.
June 2, WJBF-TV (Augusta): Augusta Dog Receives 1st Georgia Knee Replacement. The first dog knee replacement surgery was performed recently at the College, on a 12-year-old lab named Sapphire.
May 30, Athens Banner-Herald: Dog wins a losing battle. Story of Raleigh, a dog that lost almost 100 pounds through a special Purina diet and exercise on the Teaching Hospital's underwater treadmill. Faculty member Dr. Sherry Sanderson and recent DVM graduate Dr. Amy Stack-Baden were directly involved in Raleigh's success.
May 30, The Horse: Study: Hylauronan Dressing Doesn't Aid Distal Limb Wound Healing. Article about a study by Dr. Stefan Witte, a large animal resident at the College.
May 1, BloodHorse.com: Five Appointed to KY Racing Authority. Dr. Foster Northrup (DVM '89) was one of five appointed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.
April 29, The Red & Black: New vet hospital to help meet growing demands - Article about the need for a new teaching hospital.
April 26, Cartersville (Ga.) Daily Tribune News: The best lawn party in Georgia – The 44th annual Atlanta Steeplechase Saturday benefitted the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. (no link available) - purchase required to view archived article -
April 25, Athens Banner-Herald: Bear Hollow to host Zoo Day next week - mentions that members of the College's exotics club will perform exams on children's stuffed animals as part of the Zoo Day.
April 22, AJC: Florida field station ‘fills a gap’ - mentions that UGA veterinary students will have the opportunity to work at the Florida field station.
April 8: URISA Announces Important Keynote Speakers at GIS in Public Health Conference - Dr. Corrie Brown is mentioned as keynote speaker.
April 3, WGAU: PSA for Open House.
March 20, Madison Journal Today: Madison Co. Ag Day set for Sat. - article mentions that representatives from the UGA vet school will be on hand during the event.
March 20, Atlanta Business Chronicle: Atlanta Steeplechase’s fundraising is strong - mentions that the College is a beneficiary of the Steeplechase.
March 13, Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee: Salmonella is for the birds. Article mentions that dead birds are being necropsied by the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS).
March 10, Veterinary Practice News: Exotics Endoscopy Sets Care Standard - written by faculty member Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers
March 1, Atlanta Examiner: How to build a veterinary teaching hospital
March 1, JAVMA: Many Faces, One Profession. Article mentions the Task Force on the Foresight Report, of which the Dean is a member.
Feb. 17, The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald: An interview with Dr. Roger Troutman, veterinarian. Profile of alum Roger Troutman (DVM '77).
Feb. 6, press release: Marine mammal medicine expert to give seminar at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine
Feb. 4, The Island Packet: Local shelter directors speak at vet school. Article about the Shelter Medicine Seminar recently held at the College.
Jan. 28, DVM Newsmagazine: Georgia DVMs prepare for everything, even human medicine. Article describes how veterinarians are being trained for disaster/emergency work treating human patients.
Site Selection Magazine: Venture Capital Vacuum? The ‘biotech Olympics’ looms for Atlanta. Article mentions that Merial has benefited from a collaboration with the College.
Jan. 17, WTOC website, Savannah: Birds get checkup
Hawks, falcons, and other predatory birds at Georgia Southern's Wildlife Center got their annual checkups from students and professors from the College.
Jan. 15, Baylor College of Medicine press release: BCM leads consortium to develop fracture putty. Release mentions UGA CVM faculty member Dr. John Peroni as a collaborator on a research project.
Veterinary Practice News: UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine Focuses on Research and Technology. Story is part of the magazine's spotlight series on veterinary schools and colleges.
Jan 2, The Star-Banner, Ocala, Fla.: Veterinarian prepares to move on, while another moves in. Article is about retiring veterinarian Dr. Wayland F. "Buddy" Hogan, class of '55.
Jan. 1, The Examiner (Atlanta): Let's build a hospital!! http://www.examiner.com/x-2162-Atlanta-Dogs-Examiner~y2009m1d1-Where-do-veterinarians-come-from
Dec. 27, Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail: Prehistoric species plays role in determining Hartwell water flows. Article mentions UGA faculty member Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers.
Dec. 12, Science Daily: RNA Interference Can Facilitate Vaccine Development. Researchers at the University of Georgia, including CVM researcher Dr. Ralph Tripp, have demonstrated for the first time that RNA interference can be used as a tool in the development of vaccines.
Dec. 10, Rome News-Tribune: Terrell named scholar in UGA Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program. UGA student Ali Terrell was named one of five scholars in the Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program, a program aimed at recruiting students into food animal veterinary medicine.
Dec. 5, Veterinary Practice News: Barbaro Memorial Fund Backs Laminitis Research. Article mentions that UGA is a recipient of some of the funds, for the study "Targeting 5-HT in Equine Laminitis."
Nov. 27, Athens Banner-Herald: Fund assists in service animals' medical bills
Nov. 27, The Red and Black: UGA student wins prestigious scholarship (student has worked with our researchers)
Nov. 22, blog post: Relief & Re-Life (blog by Sandy Weaver Carman, a client of the Teaching Hospital)
Nov. 9, Community Headlines for Savannah: 100 years in business veterinary practice. Dr. Carla Case-McCorvey runs Case Veterinary Hospital in Savannah, which has been run by the family for four generations.
Nov. 7, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA team animates body's inner workings
The press release: www.uga.edu/news/artman/publish/081030_NIH_grant.shtml
Oct. 31: Mary Ard, an employee in pathology, was named an Amazing Student on the UGA Home Page. www.uga.edu/amazing/maryard.html
Oct. 17, Southeast Farm Press: Georgia offering veterinary incentive program
Oct. 16, St. Louis Today: Q&A column about pets quotes behaviorist Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis (last question).
Oct. 9, The Horse: University of Georgia Appoints Barton to Callaway Chair
Oct. 8, Press release: Michelle Henry Barton appointed to Callaway Chair in UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
Visit the PR photos page to download Dr. Barton's photograph.
Oct. 3, Athens Banner-Herald: Philanthropist, artist dies at 60: Jim Shearon of Oconee County (started the GRACE Fund at the Teaching Hospital)
Oct. 2, Bay News 9 (Tampa Bay, Florida): Disease-fighting research for animals and humans
Oct. 2, All About Animals: UGA Works to Reverse Food Animal Vet Shortage
Oct. 2, Press release: Dr. Keith Harris named first holder of UGA's Barry G. Harmon professorship in veterinary pathology.
Visit the PR photos page to download Dr. Harris's photograph.
Sept. 22, press release: UGA to host Vet School for a Day for more than 175 select high school students
Sept. 20, Athens Banner-Herald: Fans of Georgia connect. Article mentions CVM alum James Baldwin, DVM '85.
Ivanhoe Newswire: Whale Medicine Makes Scars Disappear. Story and video about the healing powers of Dr. Bran Ritchie's Silvion and Tricide compounds — anti-microbials that enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Ivanhoe Newswire: Detecting Disease in Less Than 60 Seconds. Story and video about Dr. Ralph Tripp's system for detecting viruses in less than a minute - using nanotechnology.
Sept. 2, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine student organization to host 2nd Annual 5K Run for World Rabies Day
Sept. 2, press release: UGA inducts 96 incoming veterinary students in White Coat Ceremony
Aug. 26, The Red and Black: Plum Island-experienced professor advocates NBAF. Interview with associate research scientist at the College, Daniel Mead.
Aug. 15, Gainesville Times: Buford doctor to lead American Veterinary Medical Association. Profile of Dr. Larry Corry, DVM '66.
June 28, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Popular mascot Uga VI dies of heart failure. Article mentions Dr. Bruce Hollett, faculty member of the College who was consulted when Uga VI fell ill.
June 9, www.uga.edu: Working together against terror. UGA Today story about Dr. Corrie Brown's work with the Center for International Trade and Security.
June 4, (the) EarthTimes.org: Georgia Showcases its Bioscience Leadership at 2008 Bio International Convention
June 3, Science Daily.com: Healthy Intestinal Bacteria Found Within Chicken Eggs
Press release: www.uga.edu/news/artman/publish/080603_Egg_study.shtml
June 2, CIDRAP News: USDA releases sequences of 150 avian flu viruses. UGA researchers and alumnus David Suarez mentioned in article about the USDA releasing complete genetic data for over 150 avian influenza viruses.
May 12, Athens Banner-Herald: Quick Glimpse - Picture Window; 3rd item in list is about our Distinguished Alumnus and Young Achiever awards.
May 8, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA vet faculty, students honored in awards ceremony. Covers the Phi Zeta Day awards.
May 2, Press Release: UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine honors distinguished alumni. www.vet.uga.edu/alumni/alumni/awards.php
Apr. 25, The (South Mississippi) Sun Herald: Leading Overseas Scientists Establish High-Tech Bio-Pharmaceutical Enterprise in Changzhou. Article mentions faculty member Dr. Zhenfang Fu, who leads the technological team at a new company that will produce rabies vaccines (the College is misidentified as "the veterinary institute of Georgia University").
Apr. 24, The Monticello News: Fifth Graders Visit Vet School.
Apr. 15, Journal of the AVMA: Student externship stipend winners announced. UGA students Alexandria Glover, Ashlee Brown and Estella Hovland all received stipends.
April 14, Columns newsletter: Bears & Bugs Photo story about the 2008 CVM Open House.http://www.uga.edu/columns/080414/news-VetSchoolOpenHouse.html
April 13, Rome News-Tribune: A beautiful Steeplechase: Horses second only to people-watching. The 2008 Atlanta Steeplechase is featured in several media outlets. The College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the beneficiaries of the famed horse racing event in which proceeds go toward building a new teaching hospital.
Article in the (Cartersville, Ga.) Daily Tribune News is no longer available.
Apr. 9, Athens Banner-Herald: The power of pets: Program unites animals, seniors. Article about the human-animal bond (pet visitation) program at the College.
April 1, ScienceWatch.com: UGA CVM parasitologist Ray Kaplan talks with ScienceWatch.com and answers a few questions about this month's Emerging Research Front in the field of Microbiology.
Apr. 1, The Hill.com: Op-Ed: To keep consumers safe, federal investments in animal health must match those in human health. Dr. Corrie Brown is quoted; NBAF is mentioned.
March 26, Press release: Christina Faust, who has been conducting research with faculty in the
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, has been awarded a 2008 Truman Scholarship.
March 23, Charlotte Observer: Wounded bald eagle flying free. A bald eagle treated by CVM's ZooMed
team is successfully rehabilitated and released back into its natural habitat. The eagle was found along a roadside in Bryan County, Ga., with gunshot wounds last October. UGA intern Dr. Elizabeth Mackey is photographed assisting with the release of the eagle. (story no longer available)
March 22, Athens Banner-Herald: "Easter bunnies (and chicks) come early this year — Retirement center residents light up as animals are brought for visit." Article about Dr. Doris Miller-Liebl, associate director of state government relations for the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine (title incorrect in the article), who has run the College's animal visitation program since 1984.
March 19, Clayton Tribune: Animal shelter launches UGA program. Article about how UGA vet students will help with spaying and neutering demands of the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter in Rabun Co.
March 17: A nanotechnology biosensor for Salmonella detection. Dr. Ralph A. Tripp from the Department of Infectious Diseases at the College is part of the research team developing the technology.
March 16, Savannah Morning News: Falcon will add to revamped exhibit at wildlife center. UGA vet student Meg Scuderi is quoted in the article.
March 15, Journal of the AVMA: PREPAREDNESS: global in nature, local in practice. Dr. Corrie Brown is featured in the March 2008 issue of JAVMA News regarding her expertise in global health and trade-related safety risks.
March 14, The (Cartersville, Ga.) Daily Tribune News: Perdue to participate in 2008 Atlanta Steeplechase activities.
March 11, Rome News-Tribune: Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is VIP Guest at 2008 Atlanta Steeplechase
March 10, USA Today: Pet food scare in USA had a precursor. Dr. Cathy Brown is quoted in a recent USA Today article on the diagnostic results that connects last fall's pet food contamination with a similar 2004 outbreak.
March 3, Press Release: International pathobiologist Tony Goldberg to deliver two lectures at the University of Georgia.
March 1, Chattanooga Times Free Press: To give cats reason to purr, vet bans dogs at North Shore clinic. Profile of Dr. Marcia Toumayan, DVM '95. http://timesfreepress.com/news/2008/mar/01/give-cats-reason-purr-vet-bans-dogs-north-shore-cl/
Feb. 4, Endurance.net: Control of Equine Influenza Requires Diligence. Article mentions the Equine Research Coordination Group, of which large animal faculty member Dr. Jim Moore, is a part.http://www.endurance.net/channels/2008/02/control-of-equine-influenza-requires.html
Jan. 28, The Citizen (Atlanta): GROW center fundraiser at Ga Aquarium. Article mentions the College and Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers, associate professor of exotic animal medicine.
Jan 28: "Calling for More Veterinarians, USA." Dean Sheila W. Allen mentioned in an article about veterinarians testifying before Congress on the national shortage of veterinarians in the U.S.
Jan. 22, WSB-TV: Cheetahs, Penguins & Snakes: Jack Hanna, Country Stars Visit Georgia. Segment about the fundraiser for GROW at the Georgia Aquarium.
Jan. 22, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school plans open house event.
Jan. 16: Friendship Village A Minerva Properties Development Donates Land to GROW. News release mentions that GROW will serve as a teaching and research facility for the College.
Jan. 9, NewsOK/The Oklahoman: Buster Crockett is family hero! Column mentions their family dog was treated at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Dec. 30, Savannah Morning News: Frightening calls won't help law and order, but talented women might. Article mentions alumna Elizabeth Hoffman (DVM '05); "Spending time recently with my daughter and her best friend from the UGA veterinary school reminded me how I'd been planning to write about these ambitious women who find what they love and go for it."
Dec. 23, TheHorse.com: University of Georgia Vet School Seeking Items for Benefit Auction. Mentions the upcoming SCAVMA Auction.
Dec. 22, 901am.com: PetPop.com presents new panel of experts. Mentions alumna Michelle Tilghman (DVM '82)
Dec. 18, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal: Treat allergy, not cat. Veterinary behaviorist Sharon Crowell Davis is cited in the article (No link available to an online version of the article).
Nov. 30, www.horsetalk.co.nz: Barbaro's legacy lives on in laminitis project. UGA mentioned as one of two projects focusing on laminitis with funds raised by the NRTA in memory of Barbaro.
Nov. 15, Journal of the AVMA: Investing in the seed stock. Article mentions a pilot project at UGA to educate small animal-focused veterinary students about contemporary food production issues.
Nov. 12: UGA CVM's Silvion™ technology joins the fight against super Staphylococcus bacteria
Nov. 12, Columns newsletter: Faculty profile of Paul Frank, faculty member in radiology.
Nov. 7, TheWeekly.com: DVM alum Henry E. Bohn is appointed to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine by Governor Sonny Perdue.
Nov. 6, The Red and Black: Equestrian's horses 'well taken care of' by vet staff. Article mentions that the veterinary college provides medical care for the equestrian team horses.
Oct. 18, The News-Reporter (Washington, Ga.): Many Wilkes Humane Shelter dogs have happy futures. Article talks about how shelter animals are spayed and neutered at the College, at no cost to the shelter; also mentions veterinary student Lizzie Newsome, and that our students adopted some of the pets.
Oct. 14, Athens Banner-Herald: Grant to help make rabies shot
Oct. 11, The Red and Black: Board grants greater budget. Mentions the new teaching hospital being slated for funding by the Board.
Oct. 10, The Red and Black: Board of Regents approves projects.
Oct. 9, Athens Banner-Herald: Building plan wins approval. Mentions the veterinary teaching hospital in a list of approved projects.
Oct. 15, Columns newspaper: $1.18 million NIH grant will help to develop rabies vaccines.
Oct 5, The Horse: Georgia Vet School Receives Grant for Rabies Vaccine Research
Oct. 4, EurekAlert!: UGA vet school receives $1.18 million NIH grant for rabies vaccine investigations.
Sept. 30, New Jersey Star-Ledger: Lethal disease is leaving trail of deer in its wake. David E. Stallknecht, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at UGA, is quoted on an increase in Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease among white-tailed deer along
the U.S. East coast.
Sept. 28, Buckmasters online: Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Diagnosed in West Virginia. Article mentions the role of the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study in confirming the diagnosis of the virus.
Sept. 26: World Rabies Day events sponsored by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
More information: www.vet.uga.edu/academic/life/Clubs/SCAVMA/wrd.php
Press release: www.vet.uga.edu/pr/wrd-release.php
Sept. 24, Columns newspaper: Former Virginia Tech faculty member named Gunst Professor.
Sept. 21, The Red and Black: Officials solicit NBAF input. Dean Sheila Allen is quoted in the article.
Sept. 20, Athens Banner-Herald: Forum: National biodefense facility can and will be operated safely. Drs. Dickerson, Quinn and Brown from the College co-authored (with UGA Vice President for Research Dr. David Lee) a piece about the proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility.
Sept. 20, The Island Packet (Hilton Head, S.C.): Is a deadly viral disease stalking South Carolina's deer? Quotes David Stallknecht from the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, which is based at the College.
Sept. 19, The Red and Black: Aspiring vets visit campus. Nearly 180 high school students from around the state gathered at the College for the third annual "Vet School for
a Day" program.
Sept. 16, The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier: "Hemorrhagic disease showing up in Southeastern deer population." Mentions hemorrhagic disease monitoring performed by the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, housed at the College.
Sept. 16, Athens Banner-Herald: Birthday bash raises money for canine care. Story about Grace's Birthday Party, which donates proceeds from the annual event to the G.R.A.C.E. Fund at the College's Teaching Hospital.
Sept. 15, Athens Banner-Herald: A look at viruses for study. Professor Corrie Brown quoted on the types of viruses likely to be studied at NBAF and a brief history of diseases caused by the viruses.
Sept. 14: Johnston named Edward H. Gunst Professor at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Sept. 13, The Red & Black: "News Notebook: Professorships for sciences created."
Sept. 7, The Arizona Republic: PetSmart grant aids feathered friends. Article talks about how researchers at the University of Georgia's veterinary college developed a vaccine that may prevent so-called beak-and-feather disease with help from a grant from PetSmart.
Sept. 6: Dr. Saskia Kley, a postdoctoral student at the College, receives 3rd Annual Soloxine Award, recognizing outstanding research in endocrinology.
Announcement on Soloxine home page: www.soloxine.com/ Or view the press release in PDF format: www.soloxine.com/pdfs/2007%20Soloxine%20Award_14Jun07.pdf
Sept. 2, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A very dangerous field: UGA seeks bioterror role. Article mentions agro-terrorism expert and College professor Dr. Corrie Brown while talking about the potential for Athens to house the Department of Homeland Security's future National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).
Sept. 4, Columns newspaper: Alumna’s $1 million gift establishes endowment for equine studies in vet medicine
Aug. 29, The Red & Black: More space essential to progress of vet school.
Aug. 27, Columns newspaper: Learning to heal: New Community Practice Clinic gives veterinary medicine students practical experience
Aug. 23, Times-Argus Online: Schools wooing males to be vets
Aug. 23, Athens Banner-Herald: Donation to endow equine studies seat (donor Marguerite Hodgson has endowed the first chair in equine studies at the College)
Aug. 22, Rome News-Tribune: "UGA dean: Too many ag students leave Ga." Mentions that vaccine manufacturer Merial moved its American headquarters to Georgia to be close to UGA's "veterinary school."
Aug. 22, Boston Globe: Veterinary schools turn increasingly female (UGA College of Veterinary Medicine mentioned and our dean is one of the three female deans of colleges of veterinary medicine mentioned in the article.)
Aug. 16, Home Furnishings Business magazine: Study Suspects Flame Retardants in Cat Disease. UGA researchers are involved in a study that found that an epidemic of thyroid disease in pet cats "may be linked to exposure to... flame retardants in household carpeting, furniture, fabrics and pet food."
Aug. 15, The Gainesville (Ga.) Times: Critters suffering from high temps, too
Aug. 13: Study Suggests Loss of Two Types of Neurons--Not Just One--Triggers Parkinson's. Article mentions the work of UGA CVM researchers, Gaylen Edwards and Kimberly Freeman, in collaboration with Emory University researchers.
Aug. 1: The latest Aesculapian, the magazine of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, is now available online! Download the current and previous issues as PDFs from our publications archive.
July 31: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member Barsanti receives national ACVIM Distinguished Service Award
July 20: World’s top flu scientists to gather at UGA conference: Nobel Laureate Peter C. Doherty to speak
May 15: UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine honors distinguished faculty, staff, alumni and students at recent events
May 2, CNW TELBEC news wire: New vaccine taking wing to rid beak and feather disease in companion birds. Development of vaccine by UGA CVM researchers to prevent psittacine beak and feather disease.
Other citations of this work include:
Yahoo! Finance: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070502/20070502005103.html?.v=1
FinanzNachrichten site: http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten-2007-05/artikel-8168590.asp
Apr. 19, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Cooking for Fido (and Fluffy, too). Quotes Dr. Sherry Sanderson, an assistant professor in physiology and pharmacology, on the drawbacks of cooking your own pet food.
Apr. 16, Columns newsletter: The college receives a grant in a partnership with Emory University for an influenza research center. Ralph Tripp, GRA eminent scholar in vaccine development, will serve as the center’s associate director for research, and will work with GRA eminent scholar and Caswell Eidson Chair in Poultry Medicine Egbert Mundt, professor Zhen Fu, and assistant professors Mark Tompkins and Jeff Hogan who are all faculty members at CVM.
Other citations of this research include:
Apr. 2: http://www.spiritindia.com/health-care-news-articles-7981.html
Apr. 3: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (article no longer available on website)
Apr. 15, Omaha World-Herald: Veterinary student takes on calving and more: A day-in-the-life feature about Katherine Munn, 26, a University of Georgia veterinary student (class of 2007) in Nebraska's cattle country for the first time.
Apr. 15, Rome News-Tribune: Gray skies don't dampen the crowd at Kingston Downs as the College of Veterinary Medicine enjoys its first year as a beneficiary of the annual Steeplechase and festivities. College faculty, staff and students volunteered tremendous support for this event.
Related news: www.equestrianmag.com/news/atlanta-steeplechase-arabian-colt-auction-4-07.html
Apr. 7, Athens Banner-Herald and NewsChannel 32: Vet Med opens its doors to the community on April 6. The annual event, organized by the sophomore and freshman classes, brought in hundreds of Georgia elementary and middle school students to get a firsthand look at veterinary medicine as a career.
Apr. 6, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Scott Brown advises working with an animal nutritionist when considering making your own food for your pet. (free article no longer available on AJC website)
Apr. 1, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Charles Hofacre, a University of Georgia professor of veterinary medicine, is quoted in this article on the dangers of giving baby chicks or ducklings as Easter gifts. (free article no longer available on AJC website)
Mar. 25: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to Host Annual Open House
Mar. 13, The Washington Post: Antibiotic resistance in poultry not tied to farms
Mar. 10, Athens Banner-Herald: Carmichael named associate dean of UGA College of Veterinary Medicine; 7th article on page
Mar. 3: USA Today “Bans on antibiotics for poultry may not work.” Antibiotic resistance may be transmitted down family lines — at least in chickens, researchers at the University of Georgia have found. Quotes Margie Lee from the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center.
Other citations of this research include:
Lansing (MI) State Journal: www.lsj.com (article no longer available on website)
Veterinary Medicine e-magazine: Understanding rabbit behavior and preventing and treating behavior problems: Peer-reviewed article authored by Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis in the Feb. 2007 edition. www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/advanstar/vm0207v2/index.php; click on Contents and choose the correct article.
Feb. 24, Athens Banner-Herald: Vet school interim gets job permanently
Feb. 24, The Red & Black: The Bio-Imaging Research Center enhances medical research. Researchers from Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and the College of Veterinary Medicine, among others, are using the south campus facility for research. http://media.www.redandblack.com/media/storage/paper871/news/2007/01/24/News/Birc-Enhances.Medical.Research-2669982.shtml
Feb. 22, Rome News-Tribune: Atlanta Steeplechase marks its 11th running at Kingston Downs, also will benefit the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. http://news.mywebpal.com/partners/680/public/news785437.html
Feb. 18, Athens Banner-Herald: Focus on key poultry lab as UGA hatches big biodefense goals University of Georgia administrators are stepping up a campaign to sell locals on the benefits the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility would bring to Athens, but the city already is home to a similar high-security research lab. Dr. Ralph Tripp, GRA Eminent Scholar in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is quoted. www.onlineathens.com/stories/021807/uganews_20070218068.shtml
Feb. 15, Nature: The Georgia Aquarium offers veterinary students at UGA a unique training opportunity
"Georgia on the Mind," from Nature magazine (see inset box, "Swimming with Sharks.") http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/2007/070215/full/nj7129-790a.html
Feb. 11, Gainesville Times: Diets or Pills? Drug melts away canine pounds, but most dogs will lose weight if they eat less and exercise more
Feb. 1, Journal of the AVMA: Experts center on issues surrounding teaching hospitals: Dr. Scott Brown with the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine gave a presentation on the expectations of veterinary students in their clinical year and how to help them meet those expectations. www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/feb07/070201l.asp
Jan. 18, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11 Alive news: Foal helps troubled teens, now gets a chance to heal
A foal used in an Atlanta area therapy program is recovering from surgery performed by Dr. Eric Mueller at the CVM.
Jan. 14, Savannah Morning News: A wild workup: Student vets screen exotic animals. UGA's Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers and veterinary students travel each year to GSU's Center for Wildlife Education to provide checkups on their animals.
Jan. 14, CNN, Athens Banner-Herald: Questions remain in whale shark death
Officials at the Georgia Aquarium said that it could take weeks to figure out why Ralph the whale shark suddenly died last week. Mentions the Aquarium's partnership with CVM.
Jan. 10, Athens Banner-Herald: Feathered friends pass their exams -- There's a doctor in the birdhouse at Bear Hollow. Senior CVM students, along with Dr. Stephen Hernandez-Divers and intern Dr. Juliett Gladden, conduct physical exams on birds at Athens' Memorial Park Zoo.
Jan. 6, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Doggie diet drug a new solution for pudgy pooches
Newly FDA approved drug to help overweight dogs was implemented in a trial study at CVM last year conducted by Dr. Sherry Sanderson (free article no longer available online)
Jan. 4, Press release: Lecture series unites UGA expertise in sciences and security policy
Dec. 30, Orlando Sentinel: Pudgy pets require diet and exercise
Regular exercise and limiting food is key to help cats and dogs maintain a healthy weight or lose extra pounds, says veterinarian Scott Alan Brown, head of the Small Animal Medicine and Surgery department at the University of Georgia. (free article no longer available online)
Dec. 28, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Baby panda Mei Lan meets the governor
Gov. Sonny Perdue (DVM '71) assists Dr. Maria Crane (DVM '94) of Zoo Atlanta with Mei Lan's weekly medical exam in December. To see a portion of this exam and hear Gov. Perdue, go to http://www.ajc.com/news/mplayer/panda cub /6564.
Nov. 15, Press release: UGA researchers use laser, nanotechnology to rapidly detect viruses
Nov. 14, Press release: UGA to host Vet School for a Day for more than 140 high school students
Nov. 9, Press release: Joseph Corn named member of federal Invasive Species Advisory Committee for second term
Nov. 2, Press release: Atlanta Steeplechase to benefit the College
Oct. 31: UGA CVM becomes a beneficiary of Atlanta Steeplechase
Oct. 25: Op-ed in Murphy, NC, newspaper on CVM's underwater treadmill, among other comments concerning UGA items of interest.
Oct. 25:International coverage on study conducted by Drs. David Stallknecht and Justin Brown on the H5N1 virus in wood ducks and laughing gulls. “U.S. researchers from the University of Georgia reported they have found that the common wood duck and laughing gull are very susceptible to highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses and have the potential to transmit them.”
Oct. 23: UGA study identifies North American wild bird species that could transmit bird flu: Finding comes on heels of a $2.6 million CDC grant to study the probability of human contact and transmission of bird flu
Oct. 18: Duncan Ferguson is quoted in a Q & A for The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) on feeding cats food contained in pop-top cans. This is distributed by The New York Times Syndicate from the editors of Prevention.
Oct. 16: Randy Eggleston is profiled in Columns.
Oct. 16: Also in Columns is mention of CVM's recent full accreditation.
Oct. 16: And Columns covers the Bengal tiger visit.
Oct. 12: National Science Foundation awards $1.1 million grant to University of Georgia to study bacterial gene-transfer agents important in agriculture and ecology (Dr. Margie Lee is a part of the research team)
Oct. 6: Georgia birds tested for avian flu
Federal and state biologists will be capturing and sampling birds in every state as part of the interagency strategic plan between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of the Interior for the early detection of highly pathogenic H5N1 virus in wild birds. David Stallknecht, an associate professor who works with the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia, is quoted in the Savannah Morning News article.
Fall 2006: Animal and human health research goes full circle
The article features the work of Richard Wooley, Branson Ritchie and UGA Pharmacy's Tony Capomacchia in the use of Tricide, an anti-microbial compound that has been used on Gasper, the Beluga whale at the Georgia Aquarium, and on Spirit, the canine burn-victim.
Oct. 2: Do horses grieve? Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis is quoted in this article on emotional behavior in horses.
UGA Establishes the Gold Kist Professorship in Poultry Science and Health
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Gold Kist Inc. announce the establishment of the Gold Kist Professorship in Poultry Science and Health. This endowed research position is being funded through a bequest from the late founder of Gold Kist, D.W. Brooks. The new professor will conduct research in avian disease and poultry health enhancement.
Oct. 1: University of Georgia opens research center, JAVMA News. www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/oct06/061001n.asp
Sept. 29: Google on steroids-Software company making name for itself in Columbia. UGA CVM faculty researcher Thomas Hodge is quoted as one of the software’s early U.S. users. Note: this article is no longer available on The State's website.
Sept. 26: Dr. Nina Marano, associate director for veterinary medicine and public health, National Center for Infectious Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Ga., will present the keynote address for the Lebanon Valley College Science Symposium. Marano is a nationally recognized expert on Avian Flu. Marano received her D.V.M. from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.
Sept. 21: End of the line for skunk, but rabies threat persists. Recent cases of animals with disease.
Sept. 20: Univ. could house deadly diseases. Homeland Security may select Athens as the National Bio and Agro-Defense facility location.
Sept. 19: ESPN's coverage of Ralphie the buffalo's visit to CVM for the Colorado-UGA football game.
Sept. 12: Fat Cats, Poor Prognosis
Sept. 11: Why isn't the cat using the litter box? The Olympian Online (Olympia, WA) (this article is no longer available online)
Sept. 11: Biosecurity and terrorism expert to deliver forum lecture on September 20 (faculty participation in a panel discussion)
Apr. 13: UGA to recognize academic excellence at Honors Day April 26 (Dr. Paige Carmichael named Meigs Professor; other faculty recognized as outstanding teachers)
Mar. 21: UGA to inaugurate new lecture series on infectious disease ecology (Dr. David Stallknecht is scheduled to speak May 24)
2001 News & Releases
Oct. 27, The Athens Banner-Herald: Shipp: "UGA vets might offer some common sense to the anthrax scare." The College and faculty member Corrie Brown mentioned in Bill Shipp's column.
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