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By Dateline Staff on June 7, 2016 in University

UC Davis California Raptor Center Releases Bald Eagle

A bald eagle that was brought to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s California Raptor Center in February after she was hit by a truck in Shasta County has been released into the wild. The eagle received treatment that included a cast on her broken wing, physical therapy and then flight training before being released near the spot where she was found. — Video by Joe Proudman/UC Davis

Woodland police dog goes home to heal

Dog leaving UC Davis Veterinary Hospital.
Woodland police officer Juan Barerra and UC Davis neurology resident Devin Ancona wheel Peydro out of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on June 6. (Jason Spyres/UC Davis)

Peydro leaving the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.Officers from the Woodland, UC Davis and Twin Cities police departments gathered Monday (June 6) as Peydro, a Woodland police dog, was released from the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Peydro had undergone surgery and received care for spinal and facial injuries suffered when he was accidentally hit by a car on May 28 while pursuing a suspect. Veterinary neurosurgeons placed two pins in Peydro’s vertebrae to stabilize the spinal injury and repaired his facial wounds.  He goes home now to finish recuperating with his handler, officer Juan Barerra. The Foothills K9 Association provided a ramp and an orthopedic bed for Peydro. — Pat Bailey

Read the School of Veterinary Medicine’s news release.

Innovation takes center stage at Engineering Design Showcase


The UC Davis College of Engineering presented its largest-ever Engineering Design Showcase on Thursday (June 2) in The Pavilion, featuring more than 170 student teams (comprising more than 700 students altogether) in all engineering disciplines. The annual showcase demonstrates the culmination of many years of study for engineering undergraduates, reflective of the hands-on collaborative learning opportunities available at the college. — Video by Christopher Nicolini/UC Davis

New Campus Store opens its doors

The counter at the new UC Davis Campus Store.
The checkout counter at the new Campus Store. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

After months of construction and a temporary home for textbook sales, UC Davis again has a permanent bookstore. The newly named Campus Store opened in the Memorial Union on Monday (June 6), featuring a new look, seismic renovations, fitting rooms and a place to pick up or return orders from Amazon. Despite the finals week opening, business was brisk at the store on its first day; a grand opening celebration will be held in the fall. — Cody Kitaura

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