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Mural project promotes diversity in veterinary medicine

May 26, 2022

More than 30 participants from multiple universities helped paint sections of a reduced-scale rendering of a community mural project, led by artist Tia Richardson at the Veterinary Medicine Building on May 20.

COVID-19 subvariant BA.2 does not cause more severe illness than BA.1

May 23, 2022

The researchers are now testing the newest sub-variants of omicron, including BA.2.12.1, which recently began spreading quickly in New York state.

UW Veterinary Care offers rabbit vaccine against highly contagious, fatal disease

May 5, 2022

The clinic is one of about a dozen animal hospitals in the state to offer the vaccine and part of a growing effort nationally to encourage rabbit owners to seek vaccination.

Osorio to lead UW Global Health Institute

May 3, 2022

Jorge Osorio, an expert in epidemiology, virology and vaccines, has been named the next director of GHI, which applies research, education and outreach to advance equitable and sustainable health in Wisconsin and around the world.

Understanding the human-animal interplay of COVID-19 and other diseases

March 30, 2022

Most human diseases don’t start — or end — with our species. Only by looking at the whole picture can scientists like UW–Madison's Tony Goldberg uncover the full story of viruses on Earth.

Canine TV preferences could lead to answers in protecting dogs’ eyesight

March 23, 2022

A UW study is asking dog owners what their pets like to watch — a nontrivial question that could lay the groundwork for developing better canine eye tests.

UW–Madison works to protect Wisconsin poultry from avian flu

March 17, 2022

The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is prepared to assist with a surge of testing that will help prevent the spread of the virus as birds and eggs are moved around the state, and researchers are also developing a vaccine to prevent future outbreaks.

Veterinary medicine students launch software startup to serve clinics

March 15, 2022

The platform allows veterinarians to request, send and review the medical records of patients who have received care from other clinics through a business-to-business software model.

Antivirals, some antibodies, work well against BA.2 omicron variant of COVID-19 virus

March 10, 2022

The research team tested seven monoclonal antibodies, three combinations of antibodies, and three antiviral treatments against the BA.2 variant.

In animal studies, maternal sleep apnea risks ‘constellation of deficits’ in male offspring

February 28, 2022

The findings offer guidance to physicians to help mitigate risk to children of a significant number of expectant parents.

Grant provides lifesaving pet cancer treatments at UW School of Veterinary Medicine

December 29, 2021

“With all the strides being made in the veterinary oncology field increasing treatment options for pets, our goal is to make these lifesaving treatments available to more pets and their pet parents.”

UW Veterinary Medicine professor Ruthanne Chun receives 2021 LaMarr Billups Community-University Engagement Award

June 23, 2021

In 2014, Chun co-founded Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education and Social services (WisCARES), a community veterinary clinic for low income and homeless families.

Vaccination, previous infection, protect against COVID-19 gamma/P.1 variant in animal model

June 17, 2021

The findings, the researchers say, suggest that previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccines that are based on earlier strains of the virus still provide protection against infection with gamma.

Disrupted biochemical pathway in the brain linked to bipolar disorder

April 1, 2021

The results offer a foundation for research into treating the often-overlooked cognitive impairments of bipolar disorder, such as memory loss, and add to a growing understanding of how the biochemistry of the brain affects health and disease.

Veterinary clinic for homeless pet owners meets growing demand

April 1, 2021

Even during the pandemic, WisCARES is committed to keeping families intact, building trusting relationships with their clients, and providing resources and services to those in need.

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab serves on front lines of COVID testing and response

March 26, 2021

The lab has performed nearly 200,000 COVID-19 tests on the UW–Madison campus while also playing a key role  handling a COVID-19 outbreak among Wisconsin’s mink industry.