Archive for the ‘Hospital’ Category

Distinguished Professors bring a wealth of experience and hope for new advancements to their roles with CVM

What makes a professor distinguished? In the College of Veterinary Medicine, it’s a clinician who sees the need for 24/7 emergency care for animals and builds a program to provide just that. And it’s researchers who dive deep into the mechanisms of well-known but little understood diseases in hopes of […]

Grateful Client Reflects on Exceptional Veterinary Care Provided by the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Barry Simmons is a practicing dentist in Athens, where he has been a resident for most of his life. After rescuing some unwanted Easter chicks as a young child, he developed a deep love and fascination for birds, particularly talking parrots.

Otis at the Teaching Hospital

Otis Howell

Meet Otis, the 3-year-old basset hound. In March of 2022, Otis’s owner, Cori, had a gut feeling something was wrong when Otis began acting different. “I could tell something was off – just a really big gut feeling. He was just not acting himself,” Cori said. Otis’s demeanor had changed, […]

CVM faculty member named 2021 Meigs Professor

Dr. Jo Smith is one of five faculty members to be named 2021 Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors. This professorship is the University of Georgia’s highest teaching honor. “This year’s Meigs Professorship honorees are exemplary educators who engage students at all levels through innovative instruction and experiential learning,” said S. […]

Grateful clients commit to advancing equine research

Endurance riding taught Stagg and Cheryl Newman the valuable bond between humans and horses. Their professional careers taught them the value of research. Today, the Newmans blend their passions to advance equine research for generations to come. COMMITMENT TO HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT Stagg and Cheryl met in graduate school at Cornell […]

A champion gets a second chance

From the moment he was born, Major was destined for greatness. Born at the home of his trainers, Dave and Lee Walker, Major comes from a line of champions. Dave and Lee are bird dog trainers and handlers who specialize in German shorthaired pointers. Major’s parents, Shooter and Sister, are […]

Canine Companions Needed for Dog Aging Project Research

Dr. Kate Creevy was just beginning her career as a small animal veterinary faculty member at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine when she was approached by Daniel Promislow. Dr. Promislow, a faculty member in the Department of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at […]

A Ten-Karat Heart of Gold

Like most, Karen Burns had never heard of the Caucasian shepherd before her son adopted one. These little-known dogs are nothing short of enormous—bred to protect livestock in Eastern Europe’s Caucasus Mountains, they are big, fluffy, and (arguably) imposing. But for her son, one was not enough. On Valentine’s Day […]

CVM announces new Veterinary Teaching Hospital Director

After a national search, the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome John Corsale, DVM, MBA as the new Associate Dean of Clinical Services and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital beginning in February 2021. Dr. Corsale brings extensive and unique experience to the hospital. Since […]

Student and faculty publish interactive children’s book

Chad Schmiedt, professor of small animal medicine and surgery and Alison Bradbury Chair in Feline Health, in collaboration with Jim Moore, professor of large animal medicine and director of the Educational Resources Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has created and published an eBook written for children preparing to […]

CVM prepares for fall semester amid COVID-19 backdrop

Faculty, staff, and students are preparing to return to campus in the coming weeks, and at the College of Veterinary Medicine, we are ramping up for a semester unlike any we have ever experienced before. The College will look different this semester as we work to make our facilities as […]


My wife was talking to one of her co-workers one day about our four male turtles. The co-worker mentioned that she knew a family that owned a large red-eared slider and were planning on moving but were not taking the turtle with them. The family was going to leave the […]

Small Animal Underwater Treadmill Therapy

Jet Schwalbe

While his family was abroad, Jet suddenly lost feeling in and use of his rear legs due to an intervertebral disc herniation. As this condition is common in dachshunds, UGA clinicians jumped into action and performed a surgery to address the issue. Unfortunately, the chance of complete recovery when compounded […]

Staying the Course in the Face of Chaos

It has been a little under a month since COVID-19 was first recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Around the world, people from all walks of life have been asked to adapt to a new lifestyle—one of constant change and social distancing. Despite the upheaval, the University […]

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine announces creation of endowed chair in feline health, names Dr. Chad Schmiedt to the post

The College of Veterinary Medicine recently received approval from the Board of Regents to create the Alison Bradbury Chair in Feline Health, one of only two such endowed professorships in the nation. Dr. Chad Schmiedt, professor of small animal surgery, will be the first to hold the position. Schmiedt is […]

Shtarilulye Mathews

My beautiful three-year old Gypsy Vanner mare, Shtar, was horribly injured when she ran through a fence two days before we were to leave for a show. When she was admitted to the UGA VTH my first concern was whether she would survive the damage to her leg. The doctors […]

Edith Raiford-Holland

We had a very tragic accident on our small farm. A large dog scaled our 6-foot fence and attacked our goats, Edith and Estelle, who were badly hurt. Estelle had to have 30 staples in her face and was able to return home after a few days, but Edith had […]

Lady Allen

Lady is an Arabian mare who came down with a very serious case of laminitis. Lady’s owner has extensive experience with horses and knew that the prognosis wasn’t good — horses don’t often recover from laminitis. He brought Lady to the VTH and put his trust in the large animal […]

Sunshine Wilder

Sunshine hurt her left leg while chasing a ball, began to limp and lost interest in her usual activities. Our veterinarian diagnosed it as a torn ACL and referred us to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. At our initial appointment the diagnosis was confirmed and they explained the needed surgical […]

Taffy Jarvies

When Taffy retired from her extensive and noteworthy show career, she took up the role of therapy horse. For the past fifteen years, Taffy has worked with developmentally disabled adults and children along with seniors suffering from cognitive impairment. Taffy had a terrible bout of colic that prompted a visit […]

Cartman and Kenny Hung

When my two Russian tortoises got into an accident with a dog, I panicked. But then I remembered that the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital has a Zoological Medicine service that sees exotic animals. With tears streaming down my face, I drove my tortoises to the hospital. Once there, the doctors […]

MD Johnson Farms

I began farming cattle in 2011 and was pretty green to the whole process, but I managed to get by until the winter of 2015. By then, my cattle were eating plenty of hay, but the herd’s condition was progressively deteriorating. A neighbor told me about the UGA Veterinary Teaching […]

Tamboer Crutchfield

My gelding had injured his eye, and after a week of my veterinarian and I treating it, the eye wasn’t getting any better. So, my husband and I brought Tamboer to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. After being examined, we were told the thinnest of membranes was holding his eye […]

Priscilla Handley

My name is Priscilla and I am a miniature dachshund. I have had skin issues for most of my life. I have been seen by many veterinarians for the treatment of multiple ear infections, skin infections, hair loss and itchiness. I have been on many oral medications, shampoos, ear cleaners, […]

Brutus Rule

On July 8, 2016, Brutus’s right rear leg made a strange motion, as if it had stiffened up with no bend at the knee. The leg made this motion twice, but then we completed our morning walk as usual. Later that day, I received a call that Brutus had fallen […]

Amadeus Ramirez

We came to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital because Amadeus was displaying human-directed aggression. Our first consultation was very thorough and detailed. The doctor and everyone involved with him were very helpful. We were instructed to do behavior therapy exercises with him to help his aggression as part of his […]

Morton Hyder

Morton is an adventurous and mischievous boy who loves a good chin scratch, paddle boarding and long walks on his leash! Unfortunately, when he was 4, Morton developed a feline-injection site sarcoma, a type of malignant tumor believed to be linked to certain vaccines. The tumor grew and developed quickly, […]

Birdie Davis

Would you believe that our miniature dachshund, Birdie, has had two successful recoveries after spinal surgery at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital? Her first episode of total rear limb paralysis was in 2013. Birdie is too energetic for her own good and because dachshunds are so long, they are prone […]

Mac Alexander

We have had Mac since he was 1 month old. Around 18 months of age, we noticed a bump on his head. In addition to the bump, he was showing signs of a head tilt and lethargy. We knew there had to be something wrong. He was no longer the […]

Saint Lawrence Equinus

At the end of May, Saint was referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital due to canker in his back foot. Upon our arrival, a team of students and doctors examined and evaluated Saint. They then outlined the extensive and lengthy course of treatment for Saint, both at home and […]

Breeding the problem mare – Tips for success

There is something special about watching a foal being born. However, for some horse owners, despite their best efforts, they still have difficulties breeding their mare. A “problem mare” is one that fails to conceive under good management conditions for two or more estrous cycles in one breeding season, fails […]

Dog overcomes cancer, wins national title in Belton

One of our patients, a 10-year-old Australian Cattle Dog named Kubin, was recently featured in the Temple Daily Telegram. Read his heartwarming story on his battle with cancer and how he recently won a national title as part of the Australian Cattle Dog Club of America’s national event.

Veteran’s service dog recovering after Middle Georgia wreck leaves him ‘almost paralyzed’

Check out this story WGXA did on one of our patients. We are so thankful to be a part of Dutch’s recovery story! He is an amazing dog.

Winston Luther

When you saved Winston’s life, you saved a member of our family. You saved a “brother” to my two children. You saved a piece of my heart. Winston fell sick very suddenly on December 13. Winston spent several nights at a specialty clinic in Tennessee as he underwent various testing […]

Max Parker

I rescued Max in 2011 when he was barely six weeks old. He was so thin you could see every rib and he was infested with fleas. I couldn’t not keep him. Five years down the road, Max was diagnosed with lymphoma in his liver and spleen. To make matters […]

Bye Holli Farm

We feel very fortunate that we have been able to establish a relationship with the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Our daughter is a swine veterinarian, practicing in North Carolina, and she made the referral for us to UGA. We had a pinkeye outbreak in our herd of cattle and were […]

UGA Vet Med has unique tie to 2018 Tournament of Roses parade

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.

Canine Influenza – Helpful information for pet owners

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.

Two years and counting!

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.

Equine ophthalmology service expanded

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 Heim

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) […]

Charlie Corella

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 […]

Hospital now offers Interventional Radiology service

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.

2016 Photo Contest Results

The results from the judges are in, and our top 25 “winning” photos for the Hospital's 2016 Picture Your Pet Photo Contest have been identified. This was no easy task as we received more than 150 amazing photos! See who won, along with all of the great entries we received, at:

Take-home glucose monitors for diabetic pets

Did you know that the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers iPro continuous glucose monitoring devices for cats and dogs with diabetes mellitus? The devices, commonly used for human patients with diabetes, are used to gather data on the patient's response to insulin. The Hospital has been offering this service since 2013.

UGA Small Animal Hospital renamed to memorialize donor

The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital has renamed its Small Animal Hospital in honor of Cora Nunnally Miller, a donor who gave more than $13 million to the College of Veterinary Medicine. The name change was made official Nov. 3 during a dedication ceremony that included the unveiling of a portrait of Miller that was painted when she was a teenager by Lamar Dodd. 

Sebastian Whitworth

I met Sebastian at a meet-and-greet in 2008. My first dog had died suddenly less than a month before, and I was certain that I could never find another companion as loving and all-around cute as he had been. I remember my delight when I saw him, an adorable Shih-Poo […]

Lucy Lundie

Lucy was near death when we rescued her, but she had such an amazing spirit and will to live. She joined our four other rescues and loved the company of her “pig” brothers and sisters. She relished the love and attention she was getting for the first time in her […]

Moses Hester

I am so grateful to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for the excellent care Moses has received and the wonderful staff members who have participated in his care. A couple of years ago, the Internal Medicine Service removed a nasopharyngeal polyp. I was so pleased with the excellent results and […]

Olivia Adler

In December, Olivia stepped on a horseshoe nail. The nail punctured her deep digital flexor tendon and hit her coffin bone, resulting in a small bone infection. The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital performed intravenous regional limb perfusions, utilized therapeutic shoeing techniques, and provided exceptional patient care that allowed the mare’s […]

Winnie Linn

Winnie is a very sweet and loving bulldog with a heart of gold. Unfortunately, she was born with a chronic heart condition (pulmonary stenosis). We learned she had a heart murmur from our family veterinarian, the first week after bringing her into our home. From there, we were referred to […]

Smokey Bristol

Smokey was referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital by our primary care veterinarian for further testing after experiencing a two-week duration of intermittent increased salivation and bilateral nasal discharge, as well as a poor appetite. He was otherwise normal. An upper airway endoscopy and a gastroscopy were performed. During […]

Daisy Miller/Powell

We were referred to the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for our 5-year-old dog Daisy. She arrived in intense pain, and we were met at the car by a team of wonderful students who took over and were so kind to us and our dog. We met with the neurologist after […]

Sheldon Worley

On Valentine’s Day, 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 […]

Conformal Radiation Oncology Now Offered at UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Conformal radiation software for use with a linear accelerator is now offered at the UGA VTH for treating hard-to-reach tumors in small animals.

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