In an effort to ensure a safe environment for all animal owners, visitors and VMC team members, we ask that you please avoid visiting our hospitals if you are currently experiencing flu-like symptoms, including a fever greater than 100.4 degrees and a cough, or if you or someone you have been in contact with have travelled to an affected area within the last 14 days. If your animal has an upcoming appointment, please call us and we will be happy to get you rescheduled at a later date.

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that can appear in different areas of our dogs or cats. They typically appear as firm, subcutaneous (under the skin) masses, which may be located on the extremities, trunk, head or neck. 

Dr. Adam Rudinsky, assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, is part of a research program at Ohio State focusing on treating acute canine colitis — diarrhea that is typically short-lived and that often resolves pretty easily.


Our Pet Hero Keela featured in this article about one of the clinical trials the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office is working with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Click here for more info. 


While we have no confirmed cases of canine influenza virus (CIV) at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, the following provides an overview of symptoms to watch for, what to do if your dog is showing signs, and preventive measures.

Symptoms of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)

There are two strains of the virus, H3N8 and H3N2. Symptoms resemble those of “kennel cough.”

Watch for coughing, nasal and eye discharge, sneezing and fever (104-105oF).

Other more serious symptoms include lethargy, or not drinking or eating.

May 19, 2016

Blue Buffalo Company has announced that it will award a $6 million gift to establish the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

May 23, 2016

Ohio State veterinary oncologists create unique clinical research collaboration for studying sarcoma 

A new collaborative research program pairs oncologists who treat childhood and adult sarcomas with veterinarians who manage the same cancers in canine patients.

The ultimate goal, says director Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, is to speed up the pace of translational research discoveries and new treatments for sarcoma, a diverse group of cancerous tumors that occur in soft tissue or bone.

May 24th, 2016

Dr. Cheryl London discusses how research on pet osteosarcoma could someday help children with the same disease

August 25, 2016

A new collaborative research program pairs James experts who treat certain kinds of bone and tissue cancers, called sarcomas, with OSU veterinary experts who manage the same cancers in canine patients. The goal of the program is to discover effective sarcoma treatments that can be gotten to patients – both human and canine –faster, resulting in even more improved outcomes.


July 15, 2016

From a cancer diagnosis to a remarkable recovery to his final days, Marley the chocolate lab never failed to make an impact on those around him. When enrolling Marley in a clinical trial eased veterinary bills, his owners decided to show their gratitude.

May 11, 2015

Thirteen diverse speakers from The Ohio State University gave talks surrounding "The Human Narrative" on Feb. 14 at the Wexner Center for the Arts' Mershon Auditorium for TEDxOhioStateUniversity, an independent TED event.

March 12, 2015

Dr. Cheryl London was featured in a segment on Channel 10 that is part of the series, “Toward a Cancer-free World,” which is a partnership with The James. 

May 11, 2015

Thanks to all our patients who contributed to advancing cancer research for dogs and people.