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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.

Veteran finds hope for her dog, others, in melanoma treatment study

March 16, 2021

“The fact that he would not only be receiving some of the best, most advanced treatment options, he would be a part of something so much bigger for future fur friends, humans, and in support of my brothers and sisters in arms, our purpose was clear,” she says.

Polar bears as patients: Caring for animals at Henry Vilas Zoo

February 17, 2021

“I am so lucky to get to work with such wonderful polar bears,” says Mary Thurber, the primary veterinarian at Henry Vilas Zoo and clinical instructor of zoological medicine at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.

New Faculty Focus: School of Veterinary Medicine

November 10, 2020

Meet four of the new faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, with expertise ranging from veterinary ophthalmology to the effects of chemicals on development.

UW–Madison establishes free, campus-wide COVID-19 testing to support campus reopening

July 17, 2020

Two campus labs are coming together again in support of efforts to provide free COVID-19 testing to the entire campus community. The goal is to identify infections, isolate and care for those who are sick, and limit the spread of the disease.

Forming genitals in boys requires complex dance between genes and hormones

June 25, 2020

The research helps us understand how genes and hormones interact to develop male reproductive systems, a step toward researching why disorders in these organs have become more common and how we might prevent them.

UW–Madison responds to employee diagnosed with COVID-19

March 13, 2020

University officials are cooperating fully with Public Health Madison & Dane County and other public health officials regarding a university employee who works in the School of Veterinary Medicine building who was diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Growth continues for veterinary clinic supporting homeless and low-income pet owners

February 28, 2020

The clinic has relocated to a larger facility and added surgical and dentistry procedures to their roster of veterinary medical services and an x-ray unit and in-house laboratory testing. A grant will allow the hiring of additional staff, support low- to no-cost veterinary care for Dane County pets, and facilitate additional training and education of School of Veterinary Medicine students.

‘Lucky Dog’ Scout and UW School of Veterinary Medicine star in WeatherTech Super Bowl commercial

January 28, 2020

As Super Bowl LIV airs Sunday, Feb. 2, Scout will appear alongside members of the school's faculty and staff who have been part of the 7-year-old golden retriever’s cancer treatment journey.

Scout, UW star in Super Bowl ad

January 28, 2020

When clinicians at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine began caring for Scout in July 2019, they had no idea they would soon inspire, and appear in, a Super Bowl commercial. But they had a canine star on their hands, and a very appreciative client. Here is the finished ad.

Scout’s story: UW veterinary medicine featured in Super Bowl commercial

January 28, 2020

The story of the care "Lucky Dog" Scout is receiving from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine is told here by David MacNeil and the veterinary team. Video by UW–Madison.

WARF provides $15 million gift for School of Veterinary Medicine building project

October 10, 2019

Design for the building project has begun and construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021, with projected completion of the addition in 2023 and renovations to the existing building in 2024.

Standing CT for horses, developed at UW–Madison, fills longstanding need in veterinary medicine

September 26, 2019

UW-Madison scientists have introduced a standing helical computed tomography (CT) scanner named Equina that fills a longstanding, unmet need in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions facing horses and other large animals.