UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Launches Free Public Educational Series

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The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) has launched a public educational series of lectures on animal health topics. The series—entitled “An Evening with Vet Med”—will feature on-campus seminars once a month that are free and open to the public. The lecture series is geared toward both large and small animal owners interested in learning the latest in caring for their four-legged family members.

The first three lectures in the series have been announced:

“Farrier Services: Hoof Care Myths and Truths”
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7-8 p.m.
Presented by UC Davis farrier Shane Westman
The event is free, but you must register here

“Basic First Aid and Preventative Care for Horses”
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7-8 p.m.
Presented by UC Davis equine resident Dr. Emily Schaefer
The event is free, but you must register here

“Pet Dental Health”
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 7-8 p.m.
Presented by UC Davis dental hygienist Kimi Kan-Rohrer
The event is free, but you must register here

“We are so excited to bring this lecture series to animal owners in the community,” said Dr. Jane Sykes, VMTH chief veterinary medical officer. “At UC Davis, the health and wellness of our clients’ animals is our #1 priority. Preventative care is one of the most important things owners can provide to their pets, and these lectures will help owners with that by staying abreast of the latest in veterinary medicine.”

Future topics in the series may include:
• basic dog and cat first aid
• dog breeding practices
• foal care
• biosecurity at farms and horse events
• environmental hazards for animals
• animal behavior
• eye health
• lameness in dogs
• colic in horses
• vaccinations and parasite prevention for dogs and cats
• much more

“We see so many preventable conditions in the animals we treat here,” said Dr. Sykes. “These seminars could go a long way in helping our clients better understand how to keep their pets safe and healthy.”

All presentations will take place in Valley Hall on the campus of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The events are free, but participants must register. For more information, see the veterinary school’s website, http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/

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