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Archive for December, 2012

Villarroel Certified Acupuncturist

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital has it’s first certified acupuncturist. After six long months of online and on-site training, and two very tough exams, Dr. Aurora Villarroel, Assistant Professor in the Rural Veterinary Practice (RVP), was recently awarded her certification in veterinary acupuncture by the Chi Institute. “We are already using it on […]

A Beagle for Christmas

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A bouncing beagle with big brown eyes went home with VTH employee Jackie Beatty as an early Christmas present last week. The dog, Emma, was one of six participating in two non-invasive studies by veterinary cardiologist Dr. Kate Scollan. One study validated the use of 3-D echocardiographs to measure left ventricular volume in canine hearts […]

Extraction of Wisdom Teeth May Become a Thing of the Past

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Wisdom tooth extraction is a rite of passage for American teenagers. Family dentists often recommend it and most dental insurance pays for it. With 10 million wisdom teeth removed every year, it is a $3.5 billion industry in this country. And yet, there is disagreement among dental professionals on whether the pain and risk is […]

Rehabilitation Practitioners Newly Certified

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Congratulation to CVT Sarah Smith and Dr. Wendy Baltzer on passing their exams for certification as Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners. They took an 11- day course at the University of Tennessee and completed an externship in Portland, Oregon prior to taking the 2-day exam. In addition to the written exam, Baltzer and Smith had to present […]

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

 

Did You Know . . . ?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

This fall the Dean’s office at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine published a booklet full of pertinent and inspiring facts about the college’s most recent achievements. The booklet was sent to all the deans and department heads at the other U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine. Feedback from some of those academic leaders has been […]