#Oregon State University
OSU enrolling dogs with mammary cancer for clinical trial
August 29, 2018Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital is now enrolling dogs with mammary cancer in a new clinical trial. Dog owners considering standard tumor removal surgery may be able to choose a new surgical procedure involving an intravenous injection of a cancer cell-illuminating nanoparticle compound that highlights exactly which tissue needs to be removed. After the mammary tumor is removed, the surrounding tissue is irradiated with an infrared laser …
OSU kicks off expansion to boost veterinary hospital
June 21, 2018Oregon State University’s (OSU) Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on June 20 to kick off a 21,729-square-foot expansion of Magruder Hall that will improve instructional space and increase services at the small animal hospital. Over the next two years, the college will add a 100-seat lecture hall and two wings to the small animal hospital. One new hospital wing will house oncology, cardiology, and internal medicine; another will house a …
Veterinarians not advising clients of proper pet meds disposal, says OSU study
April 9, 2018Recent research from Oregon State University (OSU) found that more than 60 percent of veterinary professionals do not instruct their clients about proper disposal of medicine used by their companion animals. “People are just starting to understand the impact that discarded pharmaceuticals and personal care products have on the environment,” said the study’s corresponding author, Jennifer Lam, who worked on the research while a graduate student in marine resource management at …
Oregon vet school students head to Nicaragua
July 31, 2017A group of Oregon State University (OSU) veterinary students are going on an adventure on a lifetime when they travel to Nicaragua this summer. The group will go to Ometepe Island in the first week of August and provide pet healthcare services for free for six days.
Study reveals ways to determine surgical margins for feline tumors
June 20, 2017Cats with feline injection-site sarcoma (FISS) often have noncancerous tissue removed with their tumors as a precaution. This can have detrimental effects on felines, which is why new research from Oregon State University (OSU) is so promising.