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Athens veterinarians to participate in national service animal eye exam event

Posted by: Cindy Rice

The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital will again offer free eye exam screenings during May to qualified service animals as part of the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy National Service Animal Eye Exam event. The event was created to honor service animals and their work. Service animals include guide, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search and rescue and registered therapy animals. Registration is required for service animal owners and handlers to participate and is open through April 30.

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UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association recognizes three

Posted by: Kat Gilmore

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumni with awards for service to the college and to the veterinary profession. This year's honorees were Claude S. Kidd Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; Samuel R. Adams Jr. of Buford, Ga.; and Patricia W. Hill of Simpsonville, S.C.

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Equine surgeon selected to head Continuing Education Program at UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Posted by: Kat Gilmore

Dr. P. O. Eric Mueller, a professor of large animal surgery and chief medical officer for the UGA Large Animal Teaching Hospital, has been selected to head the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Continuing Education program.

Dr. Mueller, who also serves as the College's director of equine programs, has authored more than 60 scientific publications and 20 veterinary book chapters. He is a frequent speaker at national and international scientific and continuing education meetings.

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UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital now open in new location

Posted by: Cindy H. Rice

The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital saw its first appointments today at its new location, 2200 College Station Road.

Minnie, a 10-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, came to the hospital’s rehabilitation service to use one of the brand-new underwater treadmills. She has been a patient of the hospital since January and uses the treadmill to help maintain her mobility and decrease pain caused by chronic osteoarthritis in her knees.

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Sheldon

Posted by: Cindy Rice

Patient Success Story: Sheldon

Sheldon

5-year-old Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix
Owned by Ashley Worley
Florence, Alabama

On Valentine's Day 2013 a small, scared, underweight dog found his way to me. After holding him for the first time, I knew I could never let him go. I took him to the veterinarian for an examination and vaccinations and was told that he had a heart murmur, but that it may not be a problem. Two weeks later he developed a cough. After trying several medications with no improvement, the veterinarian took X-rays that showed an enlarged heart.

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