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We are sharing sad news this morning about the death of an alumnus, Dr. Austin T. Ayars.
In Ohio, firefighters and emergency medical techinicians are not authorized to provide stabilizing care to animals in emergency situations without first consulting a veterinarian, and one lawmaker is seeking to change that.
The 26 students participating in the Veterinary Scholar Summer Research Program, managed by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and have already started working on research projects that range from the health of animals to the safety of food products, to understanding the basic mechanisms of disease.
Nearly a decade ago, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of horses stranded, injured or dead. Thanks to the help and direction of Dr. Rustin Moore, executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center and associate executive dean of the College, almost 500 were rescued and reunited with their owners.
Fourth-year veterinary students will perform more spay-and-neuter surgeries on dogs and cats at the Capital Area Humane Society during the shelter portion of their clinical rotations, thanks in part to a $500,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. The grant is part of a $1.3 million investment in veterinary student education at four universities.
A possible case of H3N2, a new form of canine influenza, was diagnosed in the Newark, Ohio, area this week, but veterinarians are hesitant to confirm the diagnosis until a second laboratory test is run.