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Dr. Lord Featured in Pet Microchip Article

Dr. Linda Lord was interviewed for an article about a proposed microchip law for pets claimed or adopted from shelters in California. Dr. Lord was involved in a study that looked at 53 shelters in 23 states between August 2007 and March 2008. The study found that lost pets that have been microchipped and are brought into shelters are reunited with their owners in three out of four cases. If the proposed law passes, it will be the first microchip law in the United States. Please follow the links to read the full article.

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Ohio State Student Interns with Canadian Veterinary Unit

 Wendy Kuceyeski, a senior veterinary student, was the first student to intern with Superior North Mobile Veterinary Services in Ontario, Canada. “My family has had a cottage in northern Ontario for the past 25 years,” Wendy said. “Last year I saw a posting for a mobile veterinary clinic that visited the town and decided to call.” Dr. Carl Bowyer, a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, owns the mobile clinic which services the north shore of Lake Superior from the city of Terrace Bay in the east to Chapleau in the west.

Dr. Kohn to be Featured on "Ask the Vet"

Dr. Catherine Kohn will be featured on "Ask the Vet" sponsored by theHorse.com. "Ask the Vet" is a series of online articles and live chats designed to allow horse owners to get sound advice on a number of equine topics. Dr. Kohn is one of the featured experts for a webinar titled "Healthy, Safe Trailering" and will be answering questions and offering trailering advice to webinar participants. Dr. Kohn will be featured on the live webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 8-9 p.m. Eastern U.S. time (5-6 p.m. Pacific).

Veterinary Medicine Alumni Featured by Ohio State Alumni Association

Follow the links below to watch the video clips:

Dr. Leisa Stone

Dr. Gil Cloyd

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Dr. Jeff Lakritz Interviewed for Milk Safety Story

Dr. Jeff Lakritz, professor of Veterinary Clincal Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently interviewed by 10TV News for a story concerning milk safety. Milk is routinely tested for the presence of antibiotics before it is distributed to stores. Milk safety protocol seems to be effective as the Ohio Department of Agriculture reports that in the last 15 years, no antibiotics have been detected in finished milk products.

Nutrition Article Features Dr. Tony Buffington

Dr. Tony Buffington was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Times for an article regarding the increasing trend of organic pet food.  More and more pet food stores are carrying organic, minimally processed, or raw pet foods. Additionally, some stores are also offering nutritional supplements for pets. While some pet owners may view specialty foods as a healthier option, veterinarians caution that additional research is needed to verify the nutritional benefits or drawbacks of organic foods. Please follow the links below to read the full story.

How Curing Cancer in Dogs at Ohio State Helps Humans, Too

In honor of February 4, World Cancer Day, we celebrate cancer survivors of all species!

COLUMBUS, Ohio (JULY 2011) – Man’s best friend is helping us to better understand cancer in humans. (Video preview available from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center)

New Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Dr. Linda LordDr. Linda Lord begins her new position as the associate dean for Student Affairs at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine today, July 1, 2011. Dr. Lord succeeds Dr. Jean Sander who is leaving Ohio State for her newly accepted position as the Dean of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University.

College of Veterinary Medicine study advances lung cancer research

A new study led by Dr. Gwendolen Lorch, assistant professor of veterinary clinical sciences, revealed a vital factor that can lead to complications in patients with certain forms of lethal lung cancer. It was originally thought that the protein, known as a calcium-sensing receptor, did not exist in human lung tissue. However, Dr. Lorch’s research has revealed that the receptor is in fact found in normal and cancerous lung tissue.  Dr.