ACVIM Research Recognition
Visser, DVM, a resident in the Department of Veterinary
Clinical Sciences, has been named a 2014 Resident Research Award winner by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He was given the prestigious title for
conducting heart research on dogs at Ohio State.
Veterinary cardiology has always assessed the left
ventricle’s behavior and motion in dogs with heart conditions, and advancements
in human medicine have shown that functions of the right ventricle are also vital
to examine for certain heart and lung diseases.
Visser’s study, funded by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation,
involved implementing different methods for evaluating the right ventricle in
healthy dogs, utilizing echocardiography. Visser’s
data will likely lead to further research, allowing veterinarians to discover new
ways of evaluating dogs with heart and lung diseases.
Posted July 16, 2014