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When a dog begins to gain weight rapidly, owners might think that they are overfeeding their pet. Bleu’s owners knew something was wrong, and turned to the Veterinary Medical Center. Dr. Brian Scansen, DVM and assistant professor, who works in the Cardiology and Interventional Medicine service, discovered a large tumor inside Bleu’s heart that was blocking blood flow and causing fluid buildup in Bleu’s belly. With his special training in interventional procedures, Dr. Scansen was able to insert a stent across the tumor to improve blood flow and reduce the fluid accumulation.
The 2013 Companion Animal Remembrance Ceremony was held in May by the Honoring the Bond program at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center. The ceremony allows owners dealing with the death of a pet to gather together for a service. The Honoring the Bond team helps owners to express emotions and memories and provides support during the difficult times.
From left: Carolyn Speicher, assistant director of Event and Guest Operations, Schottenstein Center, and member of the DSA Selection committee; Michele Bondurant, Kate Hayes-Ozello, Tom Ozello
Veterinary ophthalmologists from The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) will offer free sight-saving eye exams for service dogs in May. Service Dog handlers and owners must pre-register between now and April 30 with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners has designated The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) as a “Cat Friendly Practice.”
Cain is a miracle dog, according to Rachel Finney, executive director of the Capital Area Humane Society. This well-behaved dog that was recently featured on WCMH-TV was surrendered to CAHS because his owners were unable to care for him. Unbeknownst to them, Cain had a common congenital heart condition that can be fatal.
The TechColumbus Innovation Awards showcased 50 startups and innovators to more than 1,000 attendees on February 7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and two of those innovators are veterinarians at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine: Dr. Christopher Adin and Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann. Drs. Tony Buffington and Jean Schelhorn also attended the event.
Through a new residency program created in partnership with the Wilds and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, students at Ohio State will explore the intersections of animal health, environmental health and human health – a concept termed “One Health.” The College of Veterinary Medicine has established a joint residency program in Ecosystem Health and Conservation Medicine led by Barbara Wolfe, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl.
Fish have really caught on with Stephen Reichley, DVM Class of 2013. Reichley has developed a special interest in aquatic veterinary medicine which deals with health-related issues affecting fish. Fourth-year veterinary students at Ohio State have the chance to explore individualized “Career Areas of Emphasis” during 14 to 16 weeks of their clinical rotations.