Detective work pays off in internal medicine

May 20, 2015

You need to be a bit of a detective when you work in internal medicine.

Kayla Beetham, Class of 2015, encountered a few cases that required this detective work during her two-week rotation in Internal medicine.

Internal medicine sees a lot of cases, but they don’t necessarily enter the hospital …

Prof Studies how to Diagnose Lymphoma Using Genetics

May 15, 2015

OVC professor Stefan Keller hopes to update and improve lymphoma testing in cats and dogs, and extend it to other animals

When a veterinarian suspects cancer in an animal, the usual process to make a definite diagnosis is to take a tissue sample (a biopsy) and have it examined …

New parasite in Ontario raises concern

May 11, 2015

In 2012, OVC student Alicia Skelding was completing an externship at a southern Ontario veterinary clinic when a two-year-old boxer, who had never left the province, was brought in.

During surgery, the veterinarian saw what looked like a large mass in the liver. Although liver masses are common in boxers, …

OVC First in Canada to Offer New Form of Dialysis for Cats and Dogs

May 8, 2015

Continuous renal replacement therapy can help treat acute kidney failure
By Teresa Pitman

Leslie Huber’s seven-year-old dog, an Alaskan malamute named Shmoo, had developed serious kidney problems, and after six days of treatment had shown no improvement. In the past, there might not have been another step to take. …