Care and Wellness

The Care and Wellness Section of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences consists of six faculty members, two residents, and 11 animal health technicians. Our veterinary health care professionals provide state-of-the-art medical care for companion animals belonging to members of our local community as well as for client-owned dogs and cats referred by veterinarians practicing throughout Ohio and in the surrounding states of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields, which include critical care and emergency medicine, community practice, the human-animal bond, dentistry, behavior, and avian and exotic animal medicine. The critical care and emergency medicine program is supported by a full service, 25-cage intensive care unit that is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week by licensed animal health technicians. Our faculty educate and train veterinary students and provide clinical training of interns and residents preparing for specialty practice or academic careers.

The faculty members of the care and wellness section provide leadership and expertise not only by teaching students and practicing veterinary medicine, but also by participating in post-graduate professional education and outreach activities. These include consultations with veterinary practitioners, continuing education seminars for practicing veterinarians, and authorship of articles and textbooks in various disciplines of veterinary medicine. Our faculty pioneer breakthroughs in animal medicine by identifying new naturally-occurring diseases of companion animals and applying novel diagnostic methods and treatments to existing and emerging diseases.