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Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine eNewsletter

Archive for August, 2016

Volunteer Brings Color And Comfort To The Hospital

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Six years ago, Diane Ostergaard brought her cat, Wolf, to the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Wolf was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and treated with chemotherapy. The treatment was successful and Wolf lived two and a half more years. This was how the hospital found one of its most creative volunteers. “When I was visiting my […]

Hospital Improvement Initiative Works From Within

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Thanks to television shows like Grays Anatomy, most Americans are familiar with the way a surgery suite is organized: a nurse oversees a tray of instruments that have been laid out in a precise order, so when the surgeon says, ‘Scalpel!’, she can slap the instrument into his hand. It’s good drama, but it also […]

Professor Discovers Research Fallacy

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Dr. Sean Spagnoli, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, was featured in the latest issue of Nature. He discovered that a common parasite that infects laboratory zebrafish may have been confounding the results of years of behavioural experiments. Zebrafish are fast replacing white mice in research labs worldwide for the study of everything […]