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The amazing silent communication of a chimpanzee was less clear to Dr. Mary Torrence, a veterinary epidemiologist, and alumna of the College of Veterinary Medicine. On her trip to Africa last February, she discovered that the chimpanzees she was seeing clearly could not see her clearly. This started a mission for Dr. Torrence to find a way to help preserve the eyesight of these special animals. Find out more about Dr.
Congratulations to veterinary medicine student Katie Huter, Class of 2015. She and her dog Jake are featured in an ad on the back page of the January-February edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, in support of student scholarships.
Posted February 7, 2014
The Clinical Trials Office in the Veterinary Medical Center provides the latest therapies for eligible client-owned animals. It is one of the largest veterinary clinical trials offices in the country. Many studies provide reimbursement for costs of medically necessary procedures.
Currently, new studies are enrolling dogs that have been diagnosed with:
Reconstructive surgery is not just for humans nowadays, it is also for our companion animals. The New York Times released a story on January 13, “Rebuilding Our Badly Broken Pets,” that featured Dr.
Dr. Sarah Moore, assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery, was featured in the article "New Foundation Seeks to Raise Awareness about Degenerative Myelopathy," in Today's Veterinary News. Dr. Moore explains in this article that there are hurdles for owners of pets that have degenerative myelopathy (DM).
Weather forecasters are calling for a morning temperature of 11 degrees on Monday, January 6, falling to 5 below zero during the day. Wind chill from Monday night to Tuesday morning could be as low as 30 below zero. These are dangerously cold temperatures that include a risk of frostbite in 10 to 30 minutes for exposed skin. Everyone is reminded to dress appropriately and especially to protect your hands and face. Pets need to be brought indoors!
Joelle Nielsen, program coordinator for the Honoring the Bond program in the Veterinary Medical Center, will present a continuing education workshop for social workers on January 30, 2014 in the College of Social Work. The session, “Veterinary Social work: The human-animal bond and the practice of social work,” provides three hours of continuing education credit for social workers.
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence at both locations following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The VMC-Columbus, located at 601 Vernon Tharp St., and the VMC-Dublin, located at 5020 Bradenton Ave., have both earned AAHA accreditation. The VMC-Columbus has now been continuously accredited since 1975 (38 years), and the VMC-Dublin achieved this important status after being open for just six months.
Now through December 23, The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center at Dublin is holding a holiday pet food drive. All items collected will go to the Capital Area Humane Society. You can help us help pets in need! Plus, when you drop off your donation, stay for a quick tour of the clinic.
Who – Anyone can donate
What – dog food and cat food drive
Where – Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center at Dublin, 5020 Bradenton Ave. Dublin, OH 43017
When – Now until December 23
Why – Give to a good cause this holiday season