Linn-Benton Food Drive chair for Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Jana Gordon, was determined to exceed last year’s totals so she made it a personal challenge. Her enthusiasm and energy never wavered as she encouraged her committee of Josie Corliss, Melanie Garrett, Pat Hutson, Robyn Panico, Debrah Rarick, JoDell Schweizer (class of 2011), Mandy Seals, David Sisson, [...]
Archive for February, 2011
A reminder: The International Camelid Health Conference will run March 3-6 while the Oregon Veterinary Conference will take place March 4-6. Please check with the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association to see about registration availability.
Korea is currently dealing with an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), a highly contagious viral infection of agricultural animals. Depopulation of infected and exposed animals forms the basis of control of FMD. Add to this the refusal by FMD-free countries to accept import of animal products originating from an affected region, and the [...]
The Oregon State University Chapter of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) hosted a lunch presentation last Monday on a very controversial topic: convenience surgeries. HSVMA veterinarian Dr. Brad Evergreen (class of 2004) came to discuss current surgeries that are performed, reasons why these procedures are unfavorable, and alternatives to these procedures. The presentation [...]
By two o’clock on Valentine’s Day, $270-worth of goodies had been sold. That computes to 1,350 pounds of food for the for the Linn-Benton Food Drive. Faculty, staff and students contributed their time and talent by baking astonishingly tasty treats for the bake sale fundraiser. The sale will continue until every crumb has been sold! [...]
A retired military dog is recovering after undergoing a unique type of stem cell therapy on Thursday, February 10. On Friday, KEZI-TV reporter Heather Turner interviewed Dr. Wendy Baltzer and dog owner Debbie Richter. See her report on Basco (pronouned “Bosco”) following his surgery.