Posts By Jess Pearson

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UC Davis Neurologists Help Dog Regain Mobility

Leah, a 4-year-old female border collie, got loose from her owner and went missing for the night. When a local veterinary facility found her the next day, they immediately called her owner and informed her of Leah’s injury – a facial laceration that they suspected was the result of a deer kick. Otherwise, she was… read more

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UC Davis Veterinary Oral Surgeons Repair Dog’s Crushed Skull

Ziba, an 8-month-old female Rottweiler, was accidentally hit by a car and suffered extensive injuries to her head four months ago. Her skull and jawbones were fractured in several areas, and brain damage was feared. Thanks to surgeons at the UC Davis veterinary hospital, however, she is on the road to recovery, and her outlook… read more

UC Davis Veterinary Cardiologists Implant Pacemaker to Save Dog

Rocket, a 10-year-old Boston terrier, was taken to his veterinarian after he appeared to hurt himself jumping on the bed. His veterinarian did notice some tightness in his neck, but, more importantly, noticed something else that was much more serious for Rocket. A dog’s normal heart rate is generally around 100, but Rocket’s had dipped… read more

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Dog Forges on After Year on Dialysis

June 24, 2015 – If you let her off her leash at the front door of the UC Davis veterinary hospital, Bebe, an 8-year-old American bulldog, could probably find her own way to the Hemodialysis Suite. That’s because for the last year, Bebe has been coming to UC Davis twice a week for dialysis treatments…. read more

UC Davis Veterinarian Having Success with Innovative Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer is likely a topic every man over 45 has discussed with his doctor. Did you know that male dogs can get prostate cancer too? Fourteen percent of men will develop this type of cancer in their lives, but 99% will survive because of advances in available treatment options. These advancements are making their… read more

UC Davis Establishes Faithful Partner Fund to Aid K-9 Officers

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine—in conjunction with UC Davis Police Department—is pleased to announce the establishment of the Faithful Partner Fund, a fund to assist with the medical costs of treating K-9 officers, as well as search and rescue dogs, injured in the line of duty. The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital… read more

UC Davis Veterinary Neurologists Help Dog Walk Again

Daisy, a 1-year-old female spayed pit bull/basset hound mix, was recently surrendered to the Yolo County SPCA after her owners suspected she had become paralyzed. Ashley Carr, a staff member at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and SPCA volunteer, noticed that Daisy was still able to wag her tail – which would indicate… read more

UC Davis Veterinarians Use Innovative Surgical Technique to Save Puppy with Liver Defect

Sandy, a 6-month-old female Labrador retriever, presented to UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for evaluation and treatment of an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (IHPSS). An IHPSS is a birth defect of the blood vessels that bring blood to the liver for purification. Sandy was previously diagnosed with the IHPSS by her referring veterinarian, and Sandy’s… read more

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Dog Sees Better Thanks to New Cornea Surgery at UC Davis

Life wasn’t looking too bright last year for Cyrus, a 10-year-old German shorthaired pointer (GSP). Not only had he lost his home, he was also losing his sight. Living in a shelter, Cyrus was suffering from corneal endothelial dystrophy (CED), a disease in the eyes that causes premature degeneration of endothelial cells, which are critical… read more

UC Davis Professors Urge Against Use of Dental Implants in Companion Animals

January 30, 2014 – In a recently published commentary in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), two veterinary dentists (Frank Verstraete and Boaz Arzi) and an ethicist (Jerrold Tannenbaum) from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, lead a collaborative effort with professors from other universities to speak out against the use… read more

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