Dear Referral Partner,
The New Year brings exciting news from The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center!
We are happy to announce that Care Credit is now accepted within our companion (Columbus and Dublin), equine and farm hospitals.
A new, digital cytology service is now available to referring veterinarians through the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC).
Use of the new service does require veterinarians to participate in a training workshop prior to submitting samples to ensure optimum sample quality.
Once trained, veterinarians may submit between 2 and 25 images per site. Each site should be submitted on a separate digital form.
Cost is $40 per site, which is why prerequisite training is important.
Ohio State’s Veterinary Medical Center- Dublin adds specialty service
Beginning July 16, the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center in Dublin will offer pets in need of specialty eye care greater access to board-certified, veterinary ophthalmologists, due to the expansion of our service beyond our campus location to our Dublin facility. This service expansion complements the recently expanded orthopedic surgery service within the Dublin facility.
The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) now offers a mobile ultrasound service to referring veterinarian practices located within a 30-mile radius of Ohio State. Scheduling is available Monday through Thursday through our referral coordinator. Exams will take place between 9 am-2pm. Animals will need to be dropped off at your practice prior to 9 am.
Please call 614-292-0950 to schedule.
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 24/7 emergency service at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center at Dublin will not be available beginning July 1, 2019.
As of July 1, ALL emergencies will be seen at our campus emergency and critical care service located at 601 Vernon L. Tharp St., Columbus, OH 43210.
In an emergency, please call (614)292-3551 until further notice.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note, our orthopedic surgery service is still fully operational at our Dublin facility during this emergency room closure.
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.
Information regarding the Canine Influenza Virus
While we have no confirmed cases of canine influenza virus (CIV) at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), we have made the following information available to dog owners on the VMC web site.
For our referring veterinarians, we are providing a link below to information published by Dr. Jason Stull, VMD, PhD, DACVPM, an epidemiologist from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and his team members related to disease prevention at canine group settings.
Please be aware of changes to the autopsy and deceased animal drop-off procedures that will go into effect on Monday, June 27. The changes include the following: - Requests for autopsy must include a referral by a veterinarian. These requests can no longer be made solely by a client. - Deceased animal drop-off times are being limited to 8 am – 4 pm M-F and 8 am – noon on Saturdays.
Only three veterinary hospitals in the U.S. offer capsule endoscopy, including Ohio State's VMC. By utilizing a 1 ½ cm pill that encloses a compact, high-resolution camera, veterinarians can now fully analyze an animal’s gastrointestinal (digestive) tract.
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) is pleased to announce the creation of our Integrated Oncology Service. We proudly join only two other veterinary colleges in the United States in providing this patient and family benefit-centered service to referring veterinarians. For more information, click here.
Residencies to be renewed and expanded to four major institutions.
New York, NY - The American Kennel Club, the world's largest purebred dog registry, the Theriogenology Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation announce that the recently established American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Companion Animal Residencies in Theriogenology are being renewed and expanded to four universities in 2016. Read more.
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.
When Phoebe, a 23-month-old cat from Missouri, took a few nibbles of a lily plant, her owners didn’t think a thing. Unfortunately neither Phoebe nor her owners were aware of the dire consequences that would ensue.
Lilies are highly toxic to cats when ingested, and if not treated immediately can be fatal in as little as 72 hours. Lily poisoning, particularly from plants of the Lilium or Hemerocallis genera, causes rapid kidney failure.
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
Cristina Iazbik, animal blood bank manager at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, was recently interviewed by the onCampus newspaper for their 2015-2016 Resource Guide for a cover feature article focusing on Buckeyes holding unique campus jobs. Read more: http://oncampus.osu.edu/nobody-else-like-me/
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.
Now Available! On-Site MRI for Companion Animal, Farm Animal and Equine Patients
As of May 2015, the Veterinary Medical Center’s (VMC) campus location now offers on site MRI services! Although we have had access for the past several years to a 3 Tesla magnet for companion animals (through a collaboration with Ohio State’s Wright Center for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging), this new MRI provides state-of-the-art MRI diagnostics at our Columbus location for companion, farm and equine patients.
In 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. Read more here: https://vet.osu.edu/vmc-news/puppy-two-fractured-legs-undergoes-surgery-vmc
Canine influenza outbreak
A canine influenza outbreak has been reported in the Chicago area. This is a new strain of virus - H3N2 - previously seen only in Asia, according to a report from Cornell University.
As part of our continuing effort to be a helpful extension of your practice, The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) will soon be providing a dialysis program utilizing the PrismaFlex dialysis system.
Did you know that 1 in 4 dogs will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime? It’s a staggering statistic, but there is hope. Through clinical trial studies at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Clinical trials represent the cutting edge of medicine: research expertise meets new treatments and improved outcomes, including an improved understanding of the diseases, like cancer, that affect our animals.
Dr. Jonathan Dyce, an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, performed a successful total hip replacement surgery on Eddie on Jan. 8, one day after his arrival. The surgery will extend Eddie’s service life and “enable me to do my job better,” said officer Rezny.