ACVIM Research Recognition

Dr. Visser and his dogs Stanley (left) and Stella (right)Lance 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