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Colby Gets One Of His Lives Back

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

When Linda Garrett’s cat started having seizures, she took him to her veterinarian who discovered his heart rate was so low (84 compared to a normal 140-150), she immediately referred him to the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. At OSU, cardiologist Kate Scollan discovered that Colby had an atrioventricular block. In a normal heart, the beat […]

Hospital on Forefront of New Treatments

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Advanced Cardiology Treatment The cardiology service at the VTH recently used a new technique to repair the defective heart of a one-year old terrier named Lucy. She was born with an abnormal heart: the right side was subdivided into two chambers by a thin membrane. When she came to OSU with a distended abdomen and […]

Bequest Will Support Research On New Treatments

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

A close friend of the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine has arranged an extraordinary bequest to Oregon State University. The planned gift represents the anonymous donor’s entire estate, valued at more than $6 million. “We are incredibly grateful for the trust that a gift like this demonstrates,” says Susan Tornquist, Lois Bates Acheson Dean. “We […]

OSU Tackles Veterinary Suicide Prevention

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study in January that found suicide rates, when compared to the general population, were 2.1 times as high for male veterinarians and 3.5 times as high for female veterinarians. This and recent news stories about veterinary suicide, have shined a much needed light on the problems […]

CCVM Alumna McAllister Named Chief Medical Officer

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Dr. Molly McAllister (Class of 2004) was recently named the Chief Medical Office for Banfield Pet Hospitals. Dr. McAllister has worked at Banfield for five years. Her prior position was as Vice President of Veterinary Science. “It has been my privilege to work alongside Dr. McAllister over the past 5 years. Her passion for the […]

Veterinarians Have Very Small Role In Opioid Crisis

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Dr. Connie White (Class of 1997), President of the OVMA, recently clarified the role that veterinary clinics play in the abuse of prescription opioids. Although a few addicts may try to doctor shop for prescription drugs at their veterinarian, the numbers are insignificant. Dr. White notes that opioid-type drug doses for pets are small and […]

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