Our Services: OSU Veterinary Hospital in Columbus

Clinical Specialty Services

Are you experiencing a behavior problem with your pet? The Behavioral Medicine Clinic offers services to owners of companion animals with behavioral issues, including, but not limited to, human-directed aggression, inter-pet aggression, separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, fears, phobias, compulsive behaviors, and cognitive dysfunction.

The Cardiology and Interventional Medicine Service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation and treatment of dogs and cats with cardiology concerns evaluation and therapy of animals with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorders, or those requiring minimally-invasive treatment options.

Welcome to the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center! 

The Dermatology, Otology & Audiology service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center offers comprehensive care for companion and equine animals with skin and ear disease.

Integrated Oncology Service at Ohio State’s Veterinary Medical Center is comprised of a team of cancer doctors with specialties in medical, surgical and radiation oncology, working together - and with you and your family veterinarian - from initial consultation and diagnosis, through the prescription and implementation of a treatment plan.


We are available to assist in the diagnosis and management of dogs and cats with gastrointestinal disorders, hepatic or pancreatic diseases, liver or bladder diseases, upper and lower airway diseases (including nasal disease), endocrine and other metabolic disorders, and infectious diseases.

The Neurology and Neurosurgery Service at the Veterinary Medical Center at Ohio State University provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for companion animals with neurological conditions.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality nutritional care for companion animal patients. Please see our extensive web site for valuable information for pet owners, veterinary students, technicians and clinician colleagues. Learn more about our research on the role of nutrition and bladder disease in cats. This research has led to the development of the Indoor Cat Initiative, which aims to enrich the lives of indoor cats to promote their health and welfare, and to reduce the risk of stress-responsive disorders.

All members of our service strive to provide exceptional patient care and service to our clients and referring veterinarians. We also aim to provide an excellent clinical learning experience for our future veterinary colleagues.

The Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery service at the Veterinary Medical Center at Ohio State offers comprehensive surgical care for dogs and cats with orthopedic conditions. To schedule an appointment, please call (614) 292-3551.


Beginning June 1, 2021, our companion animal emergency room will be closed during the overnight hours of Midnight to 8 a.m., seven days a week, until further notice.  



Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Service at the Veterinary Medical Center at Ohio State provides care for dogs and cats with many types of emergent or serious conditions. Our Intensive Care Unit provides 24/7 support for those patients needing close monitoring and extensive care. The ICU is fully staffed with dedicated registered technicians, some of which are certified in emergency and critical care, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, such as remote heart monitoring, direct blood pressure monitoring, and full blood work capability.

The Radiation Oncology Service at Ohio State's Veterinary Medical Center provides radiation therapy for a variety of tumor types in both large and small animal patients.

What to expect from your pet's soft tissue surgery experience   (Download pdf)

The Soft Tissue Surgery Service at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center provides general surgical care for companion animals. The unit offers specialized surgical management of skin and organ diseases (orthopedic and neurological diseases are managed by other services), In addition, specialists primarily manage and supervise elective surgical procedures performed by senior students, interns, and residents.

The Theriogenology and Reproductive Medicine Service at the VMC will offer assisted reproductive services for dogs and cats, farm, and equine patients.

Clinical Support Services

The anesthesia and perioperative pain management service at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) of The Ohio State University provides comprehensive anesthetic and pain management for all species with concentration on the common domestic species.

The Animal Blood Bank operates under the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences within the Veterinary Medical Center.

What is physical rehabilitation?

The use of physical therapy to assist recovery is now well-accepted practice in human medicine and surgery. More recently, great strides have been made in identifying similar methods to help our veterinary patients. The therapy targets restoration of physical function; for example, the abiltiy to walk in a previously paralyzed patient. Physical rehabilitation involves numerous techniques including manipulation, electrotherapy (therpeutic laser, ultrasound and electrical stimulation) and exercise. Physical rehabilitation can promote a more rapid recovery from neurological or orthopedic disorders and surgery, helping to avoid complications associated with prolonged bed rest. In otherwise healthy patients, this therapy can improve or maintain strength, stamina and body condition.

The mission of the Honoring the Bond Program is to recognize and honor the human-animal bond by providing support and resources to animal owners.

Our social workers are here to help owners of animals being treated at The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center.  

Learn more about veterinary social work.

Check out the Indoor Pet Initiative website: http://indoorpet.osu.edu

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (OSU-CVM) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is designed to help clinicians and students by providing them with actionable steps to confidently make judicious antimicrobial use decisions while providing the best care for their patients. Some of our services include the creation and maintenance of comprehensive antimicrobial use guidelines, providing ASP consultation with clinicians for complex infectious disease cases and active environmental surveillance for monitoring of targeted resistant bacteria in the hospital environment.

Our pharmacy fills prescriptions for clients of the medical center. We fill inpatient and outpatient orders for all companion (small), farm and equine animal patients of the hospital. Unfortunately, we are legally unable to fill prescriptions from veterinarians outside of the veterinary medical center. We offer compounding services for several oral and topical medications. We can process refill requests usually within 48 hours. Compounded medications can take longer depending on the product. If no refills remain on the prescription, we can contact the veterinarian for additional refills if warranted. Please allow up to 48 hours for refill authorization.

For Veterinary Medical Center Clients - NEW! Online Refill Request Form

Please visit go.osu.edu/ezyvetportal to refill prescriptions through our online portal. If this is your first time visiting our portal you will need to register with the email address that we have on file for you.


The Radiology service provides complete diagnostic imaging services to all hospital patients and teleradiology to referring veterinarians. Our professional faculty and staff offer excellent, timely service to our veterinary patients and their clinicians.

The Clinical Pathology Laboratories provide diagnostic service and professional laboratory expertise to all Veterinary Hospitals within the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical System, referring veterinarians, and the general public via their referring veterinarian.  In addition to diagnostic services and specimen analysis, the clinical laboratories provide valuable case material for teaching veterinary medical students and preparing residents for specialty board certification in veterinary pathology, clinical pathology, internal medicine, and surgery. Our services include the:

In addition to diagnostic services and specimen analysis, the clinical laboratories provide valuable case material for teaching veterinary medical students and preparing residents for specialty board certification in veterinary pathology, clinical pathology, internal medicine, and surgery.

Diagnostic and Clinical Microbiology Service


  • Emily Adkins, RVT (2nd)
  • Charesa Donahue, RVT (3rd)
  • Michele Giffen, RVT (1st)
  • Nichole Martovitz, RVT (1st)
  • Renee Moss, RVT (2nd)


  • Brigitte Payne
  • Rachel Pierce (2nd)