Hello from the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. While 2020 was a trying year in so many ways, adoptions of dogs, cats and even horses soared, and so many of us were able enjoy more time at home with these wonderful additions to our families. We are always happy to provide routine veterinary care for your pets, but are also here if something goes wrong. Remember you can always reach us at 515-294-4900 (small animal) or 515-294-1500 (large animal).
One of the hardest jobs Dr. Agnes Bourgois-Mochel has is finding client-owned pets to participate in a clinical trial study in the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. At any one time Iowa State will have up to 15 ongoing studies needing up to 20 participants each. That’s a lot of pets.
Things didn’t look good when a Labrador mix was admitted to the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital. In fact, her condition was dire. She had been in labor for 24 hours, was unable to stand and had a puppy stuck in her birth canal. But thanks to the dedicated emergency and critical care staff, Ruthie is doing just fine these days.
No one loves Iowa State’s Veterinary Medicine Surgery, Anesthesia and Community Outreach program more than the pets themselves. It’s not only saving their lives; the program is helping make those lives worth living.
A team of researchers, led by Dr. Joyce Carnevale, clinical associate professor of veterinary clinical sciences, has received a $50,000 award from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®). The two-year grant will allow Carnevale and her team to research an incremental care approach to managing acute canine vomiting.
They can be creepy, crawly and carry diseases. Spring weather means an uptick in ticks, along with fleas and mosquitos that can deliver heartworms and more to your furry friends. Ideally pets should be on ectoparasite and heartworm prevention year-round, but if you did stop for winter, NOW is the time to start again.
The most recent edition of the Compassionate Client Virtual Event Series featured Veterinary Clinical Services Chair David Wong, DVM, and our equine and surgery faculty clinicians. Whether you want to know how our services can benefit your horses or you’d just like to learn more about reproductive and neonatal medicine, you can check out what you missed at www.isuf.info/EquineFeb24. Also, be on the lookout for information on upcoming 2021 Compassionate Client programming in areas including emergency medicine and critical care, dermatology, and the performance equine athlete. If you would like to be included in these special event invitations, please email Deb Calderwood at email@example.com.