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The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association invites the public to learn how to protect their pets from potentially dangerous toxins, with an emphasis on holiday items found in the home on Sunday, November 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium, 601 Vernon Tharp St.
Newly renovated space in Goss Laboratory, home to the Department of Veterinary Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has added 9,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space. The new labs will allow an expansion of research and teaching related to infectious diseases. The $3.9 million upgrade was made possible by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Veterinary students at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2015 hosted the 8th annual “Vets for Pets” 5k walk/run on Sunday, Oct. 27 to promote fitness and fun in the name of a great cause. This year 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to the Capital Area Humane Society. Friendly pets were welcome to participate in the race.
Dr. Ronaldo da Costa, an Ohio State veterinary neurologist, and associate professor in Veterinary Clinical Sciences, diagnosed Theo, a Doberman, with “Wobbler Syndrome.” This is a condition common to Doberman dogs, where discs in their necks need extra support to reduce contact with the spinal cord. A new procedure allowed Dr. Ronaldo da Costa to put in titanium discs to provide the support needed. Watch the video to learn what Ohio State veterinarians were able to do for Theo.
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center recently distributed a booklet that features some of our patients’ stories. Showcasing these patient stories allows readers to see diverse care provided at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) and how it has impacted real people’s lives and improved their animals’ health. The VMC is full of stories of hope, caring, and healing. It is the only comprehensive veterinary referral center in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Our aging medical facilities need to be enhanced to accommodate our patients and improve medical care.
“Happy” is certainly an appropriate name for Tom and Marsha Dulz’s golden retriever, who is friendly, easygoing and loves life. Happy also brings joy and comfort to the people he meets – thousands of them – through his work as a therapy dog at the Flight 93 Memorial National Park. Marsha says none of this would have ever happened without the care Happy received at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center VMC).
Alpacas are a herd animal, which means they like to stay in a group to feel more protected. When Shelby, a pregnant alpaca, became distant from the group it raised concerns for her keeper, Bernie Younkman. Bernie sought out the specialists at the Ohio State Hospital for Farm Animals to discover Shelby's medical problem. Dr. Jeff Lakritz, professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, discovered a uterine torsion, or a twisted uterus and cervix. Watch the video to learn what Ohio State veterinarians were able to do for Shelby.