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Shared Resources

Shared Resources and Services

Flow Cytometry Core

The Core functions to provide high quality, cost effective state-of-the-art flow cytometry. Flow cytometer is available for use by trained and eligible faculty, staff, and students on a fee-for-service, first-come-first serve basis. For accessibility, please contact the Cytometry Core Laboratory Coordinator.

We are located in 345 VMAB, 1900 Coffey Road

Small Animal Imaging Core

The mission of the Small Animal Research Imaging Core (SARIC) is to provide non-invasive, whole animal imaging of rodents used in preclinical research studies at The Ohio State University.
Core Services/Functions:
The core provides training and consultation in the use of the following instruments:
1. IVIS 100 bioluminescent imaging workstation
2. Faxitron LX-60 microradiography cabinet
3. VIVO 660 high-frequency ultrasound unit

Applied Pathology

Applied pathology services include post mortem examinations performed on cases from the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center and on cases from referring veterinarians, a biopsy service limited to cases from the Veterinary Medical Center and a library which is responsible for distributing results, keeping records and microslides on necropsy and biobsy cases, and providing pathology teaching materials to faculty and students.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Core

This core was formed in 2002 to focus the department's investments in shared-use infrastructure. The goals of the core are to provide and maintain selected selected instrumentation and to provide sufficient training to facilitate end-user operation.

Clinical Pathologies Laboratory

The Clinical Pathology Laboratories include the clinical chemistry, cytology and hematology laboratories. These laboratories provide diagnostic service and professional laboratory expertise to teh Veterinary Medical Center, departments and research laboratories within the college and university and the university laboratory animal program.  Samples from multiple species are analyzed daily using state-of-the-art automated equipment.  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.

Clinical Trials Office

The Clinical Trials Office provides assistance in the design, execution, and evaluation of veterinary clinical trials of client owned animals, as well as familiarizes those involved in the principles of Good Practice/Good Laboratory Practice (GCP/GLP) guidelines.  The office facilitates the conduct of such studies through input into clinical trial design, networking with regional veterinarians to insure timely enrollment, assistance in collection and coordination of data, and establishment of standard operating procedures (SOPs).  These efforts serve to enhance the ability of all at the College of Veterinary Medicine to successfully undertake clinical investigations in the veterinary patient population.

Tissue Bank

The Tissue Bank (Biospecimen Repository) collects samples of tumors and normal tissue from dogs and cats, and stores these tissues under controlled conditions for future use by multiple investigators.  The Tissue Bank at The Ohio State University was selected by the Canine Comparative Oncology Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) as one of three veterinary institutions nationwide to participate in populating the Pfizer-CCOGC multi-institutional Tissue Bank.  this National Cancer Institute-sponsored endeavor emphasizes the importance of comparative oncology research.  The Tissue Bank at The Ohio State University follows the guidelines established by the CCoGC for several specific types of tumors and similar established protocols for other tumors.  Tissues are collected and archived only after receiving consent from the owners.  This sample bank will serve as a tremendous resource with the ultimate goal fo developing new prevention and treatment strategies for dogs with a variety of illnesses.

Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource/Histology and Immunohistochemistry

The Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource and the Histology and Immunohistochemistry have merged into one unit within the Department of Veterinary Biosciences (VBS).  While intrinsically involved with the teaching and education missions of VBS, the combined service now offers anatomic pathology (necropsy, phenotyping, biopsy, and slide evaluation), clinical pathology, and histology (including immunohistochemistry and tissue microarrays) support to researchers both within the CVM as well as throughout the Ohio State University, including Nationwide Children's Hospital. [Services to non-University clients are by special prior arrangement.]

Infectious Disease Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory

Our mission is to explore how foodborne and nosocomial microbes can affect animal and human health.  As a team of scientists, we seek to unravel the epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of foodborne and nosocomial pathogens, with emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, to improve health and well being of humans and animals.