ISU Vet Pulse

Can You Hear Me Now?

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Referring practitioners have been asking whether the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center can hear their concerns regarding specialist- to-referring veterinarian communications. Dr. Tom Johnson, director of hospital operations, wants referring veterinarians to know that he does hear them.

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New Clinical Offerings – Cardiology

With the recent arrival of our second board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Jessica Ward, the Iowa State University Cardiology Service is excited to offer minimally-invasive cardiac interventional procedures for small animal patients.

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Introducing LVMC's First-Year Residents

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New Clinicians at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center

This summer and fall at the LVMC have been busy with the addition of several new faculty members.

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Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service

Dr. Brenda L. Mulherin, clinician in the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, has completed the training requirements of the American Veterinary Dental College and has successfully passed the examination to earn the credentials, Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. She is the only board-certified veterinary dental specialist in the state.

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Electronic Medical Records

Veterinarians who have referred patients to the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State University can easily access those patients’ medical records.

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November 2015 Vol 2. No. 2

From the Editor

It’s been 10 months since I joined the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center as its director of hospital operations. I’ve been truly amazed at the talent I work with on a daily basis.

As a teaching hospital, we balance the need to train veterinary students with our mission to provide the very best care for the patients that you refer to us.

This summer has been a busy time. In July we welcomed new interns and residents to the hospital. It’s gratifying to see how enthusiastic these bright young veterinarians are about the opportunities awaiting them each day.

We also made a number of new hires in the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital (see page 3). This is an important step in improving the medical care we offer.

Over the next few months, we plan to make other improvements, some of which have been suggested by you, our referring veterinarian. We need your help, though, to continue this process of continual improvement. Please let us know your feedback, both good and bad, about how the hospital is serving you, and your clients and their pets.

Dr. Tom Johnson
Director of Hospital Operations, LVMC



Heather Brewer, Tracy Ann Raef, Dave Gieseke

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