Vet Topics (Summer 2011) now online
The Summer 2011 issue of Vet Topics — news publication for the WCVM’s Companion Animal Health Fund — is now available online. Click here to download the newsletter.
This issue’s highlights include:
• Scientists Get Paws on Pet Research: Eight research teams dig into pet health research projects at the WCVM after the CAHF targets more than $75,000 to this year’s projects.
• Sharpen Up Your Vaccine Know-how: WCVM small animal internal medicine specialist Dr. Tony Carr answers frequently asked questions about pet vaccinations.
• Border Collie Collapse: Setting a Starting Point : A WCVM research study sets the starting point for future investigations of border collie collapse (BCC).
• ICU from Eyes Inside : Veterinary student Robyn Thrasher sits in on daily rounds at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre’s intensive care unit (ICU).
• One of Life’s Great Opportunities : When Golden Opportunity finished his chemotherapy treatments, the golden retriever’s owners and WCVM caregivers held a unique ceremony to celebrate.
• Novel Therapy Could Extend Patients’ Lives: Medical oncologist Dr. Valerie MacDonald tests a chemotherapy drug called paclitaxel as a potential new treatment for hemangiosarcoma (HSA).