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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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Treating Atrial Fibrillation in Horses

Posted by: Cindy Rice

Treating Atrial Fibrillation in Horses

Girl leading horse.

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.

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Registration open for UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s VetCAMP 2015

Posted by: Kat Gilmore

Thanks to the University of Georgia’s VetCAMP program, high school students have the opportunity to explore the field of veterinary medicine before they start college classes. Run by the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, VetCAMP 2015 will be held June 14-20. Registration is open through Jan. 30.

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Karen Cornell named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Posted by: Kat Gilmore

Dr. Karen Cornell, a board-certified veterinary surgeon and a professor of soft tissue surgery in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, has been selected as the next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cornell assumes her new role effective Jan. 1, 2015.

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