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Puppy with two fractured legs undergoes surgery at VMC

Zelda, credit: NBC4In May, a lab mix puppy named Zelda was brought to Rascal Animal Hospital and Emergency Care  with two broken legs. Veterinary staff at the hospital suspect that Zelda was abused by her previous owners, as they were forced to bring her in after reports of a dog with severe injuries. 

Advanced orthopedics allow abandoned dog a future of hope

Quasimodo after his surgeryThe story of Quasimodo, a 3-year-old dog, shows the profound compassion that humans can have for companion animals. 

Ohio poultry owners urged to take precautions amid avian flu outbreak

Several strains of avian influenza virus are spreading across the U.S., affecting commercial and backyard poultry flocks. To reduce its reach, Ohio poultry veterinarians are advising poultry owners to strengthen their biosecurity practices and look out for signs of the virus in case it appears in the state.

Dogs and cats drink fine during water advisory

free use image, dog drinking waterParts of Franklin County's water supply are currently under an elevated nitrate advisory, but dogs and cats should be safe, no matter the size, said Dr.

In memoriam: Dr. Austin T. Ayars

We are sharing sad news this morning about the death of an alumnus, Dr. Austin T. Ayars.

First responders could administer life-saving care to animals in House Bill 187

Licensed for fair useIn 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. 

Dr. Rustin Moore featured in WVU Magazine for post-Katrina rescue efforts

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.  

$500,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to expand spay-and-neuter program

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 CharitiesThe grant is part of a $1.3 million investment in veterinary student education at four universities.

Canine flu diagnosed in Ohio, results under review

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.

Dr. Joshua Daniels, associate clinical professor in Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was quoted in an article on the subject by The Columbus Dispatch, "New strain of dog flu found in Central Ohio.

VMC voted best animal hospital in Columbus by (614) Magazine poll

Free use image, puppy and kittenThe College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center would like to thank the readers of (614) Magazine for voting Ohio State's Veterinary Medical Center as the No. 1 veterinary hospital in Columbus.