UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital now open in new location. Our first day of appointments brought a variety of patients through our new doors, such as this yellow lab Minnie, owned by John Gittleman, dean of the Odum School of Ecology.
UGA held a ribbon-cutting ceremony February 13th to dedicate our new Veterinary Medical Center, which includes an education
building and a new teaching hospital. Visit the VMC website to read more about the ceremony, and view videos and photos.
The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital is now open at its new location – 2200 College Station Road. This state-of-the-art facility will allow the Hospital to better meet its current patient care demands and the educational needs of the College while ensuring a bright future for both the CVM and the veterinary profession.
The entire site will be referred to as the Veterinary Medical Center and will include a new teaching hospital for small and large animals, a covered equine performance arena, a building dedicated to Field Services, Production Medicine and Theriogenology, and an education building for teaching and continuing education courses.
5-year-old Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix
Owned by Ashley Worley
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.
The Hospital is now one of only a handful of places across the nation to offer an alternative treatment option for equine patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, a relatively common type of heart arrhythmia in horses.
The procedure, called transvenous electrical cardioversion, is more effective than the drugs that have been traditionally used to treat this condition, has fewer side effects and produces immediate results.
Spearheading this initiative for the Hospital is Amanda Coleman, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) and Steeve Giguère, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal), who helped bring the technology to the U.S. in 2005.