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The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. Disease is often indicated by bad breath, a change in eating or chewing habits, pawing at the face and mouth, and depression.
The holidays are a fun time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, including our beloved pets. The holiday season may also present opportunities for new sites, smells- and sometimes dangers- for our pets.
We all understand the importance of having routine check-ups for our children and families, but what about our pets? Pets age faster than we do, which makes regular visits to the veterinarian even more important. Pets can have health issues and these routine appointments can help prevent or make an early diagnosis of problems.
Congressman Bill Johnson (Ohio 6th Congressional District) visited The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center in September. During his visit, Congressman Johnson took a "behind-the-scenes" tour of the Veterinary Medical Center and its three hospitals: the Hospital for Companion Animals, the Hospital for Farm Animals, and the Galbreath Equine Center.
Out of more than 6,200 applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across North America, 162 of the best and brightest made the cut to call themselves the Class of 2015 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
There are 143 women and 19 men who will join the college, with 63 coming from beyond the Ohio borders. They ranged in age, upon acceptance, from 20 to 39.
The 100-year-old Ugolin horse painting that was famously displayed in the rotunda of the old Veterinary Clinic building on Neil Avenue for nearly half a century, has been recently restored. Its new home over the fireplace in the Hummel Grand Lounge in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building will allow more people to enjoy the well-known painting.