Archive for 2017
Three years ago a horse owned by David Helmuth of Milledgeville, Georgia, was referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for a broken bone in his front leg. Today, Rusty is preparing to lead the first-ever six-horse stagecoach team for Wells Fargo in the 2018 Tournament of Roses parade.
Athens, Ga. – Researchers in the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to develop a vaccine platform that will optimize vaccine development and administration.
Q: Are my pets and animals’ eyes at risk during Monday’s total solar eclipse? A: The simple answer is no. Unlike humans, animals aren’t overly fascinated with the phenomenon of the eclipse and won’t be inclined to stare at the sun for the sake of watching the eclipse. They instinctually […]
When Dennis Kyle, one of the nation's leading infectious disease researchers, arrived on the University of Georgia campus in January, he became the institution's 17th Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.
Congratulations to Sarah Sapp on receiving the 2017 American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists-Companion Animal Parasite Council Graduate Student in Zoonotic Disease award!
Compendium of Measures to Control Chlamydia psittaci Infection Among Humans (Psittacosis) and Pet Birds (Avian Chlamydiosis), 2017. Published in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. Click here for PDF.
There are many different subtypes of influenza A virus in wild birds, and occasionally these viruses infect poultry and ultimately humans.
It is currently unknown how influenza virus subtype diversity in wild birds evolved and how different subtypes are maintained in wild bird populations, but a recent study from the University of Georgia provides evidence that subtype diversity exists in a state of competition.
As of July 14, 2017, we are aware of fifteen confirmed cases of Canine influenza from six Georgia counties. This article provides helpful information about canine influenza along with some tips on how to help keep your dog(s) safe.
As of July 1, 2017, the price for Chlamydia spp. antibody titer determination by IFA will increase by $4 in order to offset the rise in cost for testing. The new prices will be: $36 for IFA serology The Chlamydia spp. panel with antibody determination with IFA will be $68 […]
Congratulations to Walter Brown, RVT, Damion Asselin, RVT, and Deanna Bedard, RVT, for being featured on the cover of the May/June 2017 edition of Today’s Veterinary Technician. The trio, who work at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, were photographed demonstrating proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation technique as part of an article on successful CPR.
March marked the two-year anniversary of the opening of the new Veterinary Medical Center for the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. “It has been an exciting and busy two years,” said Dr. Gary Baxter, associate dean for clinical services.
Calling all owners of service animals! The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital is once again offering free eye exam screenings to service animals this May. Registration by April 30 at www.ACVOeyeexam.org is required to participate.
Congratulations to Dr. Ray Kaplan on receiving the 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium Southeast Region Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for “Technology to Aid in the Control of Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats”.
Athens, Ga. — The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized four alumni with awards for service to the College and to the veterinary profession.
The awards were presented by the Alumni Association of the College of Veterinary Medicine during the college’s 54th Annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend.
Croatian veterinary surgeon Marko Stejskal, DVM, PhD, recently completed his residency at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons—thanks in part to a long-standing fund that supports academic exchange and collaboration between UGA and institutions in Croatia. Now he’s a senior assistant in the Surgery, Orthopedics and Ophthalmology Clinic in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zagreb.
Amanda Perry (DVM ’97) practices veterinary medicine today because of scholarships she was awarded two decades ago. She gives back to the College of Veterinary Medicine because receiving student aid from the same college enabled her to become the vet she is today.
To help us bolster our equine ophthalmology offerings, we have hired a new clinician with advanced training in this area. We have also purchased specialized equipment for cataract surgery in horses.
Lucy had been dribbling urine (urinary incontinence) since she was adopted at 8 weeks of age. She was referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital and had a CT scan performed, but nothing was seen that could explain her incontinence. She was then seen by the Hospital’s Interventional Radiology (IR) […]
At 11 years of age, Charlie was diagnosed with cancer of his prostate. His initial treatment using oral medication and radiation therapy provided some relief from his clinical signs for several months. However, four months later, Charlie’s prostate tumor began to obstruct his ability to pass urine. He was immediately […]
When Dr. John McCormack retired from UGA in 1996, the major life event opened the door to a new career. Instead of being a full-time large animal veterinarian and academic who enjoyed writing columns on the side, McCormack became a novelist who drew upon his experiences as a veterinarian to pen longer tales for his growing legion of fans.
The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital recently launched its new Interventional Radiology (IR) service, and it is unlike any other in the region. Interventional radiology is an emerging field in veterinary medicine allowing for management and treatment of many diseases with minimally-invasive procedures.