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Archive for July, 2013

A Bear’s-Eye View of the Oregon Zoo

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Oregon Zoo polar bear Tasul is offering researchers a chance to study these threatened predators in a way they never could before. As part of a research project with the USGS, Tasul will be videotaped wearing a high-tech collar that creates a sort of digital fingerprint for polar bear behavior. Once the signals are calibrated, […]

Partners for Healthy Pets Offers Tools For Veterinarians

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

  A 2011 survey by Bayer Healthcare revealed: 50% of veterinarians had fewer patient visits during 2010 vs 2009 24% of pet owners believe that routine checkups are unnecessary 56% of pet owners said that their veterinarians do not clearly explain when they should bring their pets in for various procedures or tests In response […]

Proposed Expansion of Magruder Moves Forward

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Faculty at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine recently voted to support a proposed $13 million expansion of Magruder Hall. The project has several objectives: Accomodate a proposed increase in student enrollment from 56 to 70 students Improve and expand instructional space with an updated Anatomy lab, new Microscopy lab, state-of-the-art surgery suite, and two […]

Teaching Academy Shares Ideas, Makes Plans

Monday, July 29th, 2013

In 2011, the deans of five western colleges of veterinary medicine — Colorado State University, Oregon State University, University of California – Davis, Washington State University, and Western University of Health Sciences — came together to discuss ways in which their colleges might effectively collaborate to address important issues faced by the profession and the […]

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

Monday, July 29th, 2013

                        Every summer, the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine sponsors twelve talented and gifted students to participate in Adventures in Learning, a challenging, hands-on introduction to veterinary medicine. Fifth and sixth graders from across Oregon spend two weeks in July examining preserved cow organs, […]

Pfefferkorn Helps Create Endowed Professorship

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

                            Glen Pfefferkorn, longtime friend and supporter of CVM, recently donated $250,000 to endow a professorship in camelid medicine at OSU, the first of it’s kind in the nation. It will also be the first endowed professorship at CVM. Now retired in […]