The Hospital for Companion Animals and our Dublin urgent care service are allowing limited access to the hospitals, while our farm and equine hospitals remain drop-off only.
Further information about what you can expect during your visit is provided below:
National Radiologic Technology Week occurs annually in November, commemorating the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895. This discovery led to his winning the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. This year, during the week of Nov. 8-14, we celebrate and salute the valuable contributions of radiologic technologists, technicians, assistants and radiation therapy professionals who play a vital role in large and small animal patient care at the Veterinary Medical Center.
The Veterinary Medical Center’s pharmacy team plays a vital role in the advanced level of care offered throughout our hospitals. Our pharmacists and technicians ensure that all medication use is optimal, safe and effective for all patients at all times. The team fills an astounding number of prescriptions annually – approximately 55,000 - for clients of the medical center, including inpatient and outpatient orders for all companion (dogs, cats), farm and equine patients.
Registered veterinary technicians are trained, licensed and registered to work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in special procedures and patient care. Their role is very similar to the role nurses serve in human healthcare. Some of our technicians also have additional training and certification in a specialty field of veterinary medicine. Veterinary assistants assist the technicians and veterinarians in providing care to patients.
During the week of October 5-9, the Veterinary Medical Center celebrates Customer Service Appreciation Week in honor of the men and women who comprise our customer service teams: hospital front desk team members (Companion, Farm, Equine and Dublin), our call center team, our servcie and lobby liaisons, our medical records team, our social worker (Honoring the Bond), and our parking attendant. We also salute our Veterinary Assistants, for their tireless work behind-the-scenes within the clinical areas of each of our hospitals in support of our patients and care teams.
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.
The Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue chose the name “Turner” for a horse they found in need of a necessary corrective surgery because they were able to help him “turn the page” to a new chapter of his life.
The wild horse and burro (a small donkey) population has surged to an unprecedented 67,000. Drs. Marco Coutinho da Silva & John Lannutti are collaborating in an effort to curb this overpopulation, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Beginning on the evening of March 2, 2016, as part of our lobby reconstruction, the main entrance to the Hospital for Companion Animals, as well as the client parking lot directly out front of the building will be closed to all traffic and visitors. Non-emergency clients will need to park directly across the street (Vernon L. Tharp) from the Hospital for Companion Animals and enter through the Hospital for Farm Animals doorway. Directional, way-finding signage will be posted along Vernon L. Tharp Street.
Fox28's Good Day Marketplace crew got a sneak peek of the brand new Intensive Care Unit located in the Hospital for Companion Animals. They also interviewed the new Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Rustin Moore, and learned about the new MRI for animal patients of all sizes. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAF8Yo26jM4&index=1&list=PLVJHjLYVOrAgW5A1FxMC3FBOXESe9WO21
Good Day Marketplace visited The Galbreath Equine Center on April 29th to interview Dr. Teresa Burns and Dr. Jonathan Yardley about the advanced equine veterinary services available here. Take a look.
Did you know horses need routine dental care just like people? Equine dentistry is about more than “floating” sharp teeth. This only addresses one of many problems that can be going on inside the depths of your horse’s mouth. Equine dentistry has evolved from a bucket of water and hand float. We currently focus on providing a thorough dental exam and only float teeth when needed. Without a proper exam, small changes can go undetected and turn into big problems. This happened recently with a stallion seen by Equine Field Service:
Now is the time to think about preventive health care, spring vaccines, Coggins tests, dental exams, and fecal floats, to keep your horse healthy. Last year four Ohio-based horses died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a fatal disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. In addition, horses in Knox County (Central Ohio) succumbed to West Nile virus infection - a disease also transmitted by mosquitoes. So be aware: even if your horse never leaves the farm, mosquitoes can travel great distances and infect your horse.
Download your copy of the first Equine Field Services newsletter. Learn more about the team of veterinarians who make themselves available 24/7 to serve your horse's medical needs. The newsletter also provides important information about preventive medicine, including helpful tips on how often to vaccinate your horse(s).