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Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine eNewsletter

Archive for January, 2016

Cooper Helped ‘Pioneer’ New Cancer Treatment

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Cooper LaBrocca was the first dog to benefit from the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s new intraoperative radiotherapy system (IOS). In July 2014, Dr. Katy Townsend removed a squamous cell tumor that was invading the bone in his upper jaw; before closing his incision, the tumor bed was radiated to kill as many cancer cells as […]

A Short History of the VDL

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

In 1951, OSU built the Veterinary Research Laboratory (VRL), a no-frills, one-story, brick building that operated as a part of the College of Agriculture. Eight years later, three small laboratories were added to the building to house the new Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). By 1975, the VDL included a couple of pathologists, a necropsy room, […]