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What does a veterinarian do? As a part of the Oregon State University Adventures in Learning (AIL) program, a group of 12 bright and inquisitive middle school kids spent the last two weeks examining this question

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A stamp of approval this spring by the American Veterinary Medical Association to certify specialists in sports medicine and rehabilitation for animals will create new opportunities for students at Oregon State University – and better care for dogs, cats and horses in Oregon, and around the nation.

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06/15/2010
OSU’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab part of national consortium (OSU News & Research Communication)

“Testing and performance standards established by the USDA are quite rigid and it’s a credit to our staff that we are part of the network,” said Jerry Heidel, who directs the lab for OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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06/14/2010
Next steps for OSU vet-med grads (Gazette-Times)

The program might not be glamorous, but it is prestigious. OSU has the only veterinary medicine degree program in the state, and getting accepted is no easy feat. Susan Tornquist, associate dean for student and academic affairs, said they generally get 400 to 500 applications. The acceptance rate for the class of 2012 was just under 11 percent.

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06/10/2010
'Horse logger' rolls in for some help (Gazette-Times)

And although the ailing horse clearly is likely to benefit from his time in Corvallis, so are OSU veterinary students, she said: "This is the only (injury of this type) we'll see in a year or two." Draft animals suffered from such injuries in pre-motorized era, and they still do in developing countries.

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06/01/2010
Vet Lab Part of National Consortium (Western Farmer-Stockman)

The VDL has been approved for membership in the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, a consortium of public ally-supported vet labs providing select animal disease testing.

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06/01/2010
Following His Heart (Veterinary Practice News)

This veteran academic and cardiologist built his career by balancing his technological interests with a very practical philosophy

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Being a veterinarian has its challenges: After all, the patients can't say what ails them. But what if the animal's owner can't tell the vet, either, or at least can't describe the symptoms in English?

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05/12/2010
Veterinarians seek causes of human disease using aquatic models (OSU News & Research Communication)

Recent graduates of veterinary medicine programs are using common fish species to increase medical understanding and develop prevention protocols for some of the world’s most prevalent and least understood diseases – including cancers, infectious diseases and birth defects.

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05/12/2010
Care can add up to pricey pets (KGW-TV)

KGW-TV video report on the cost of pet ownership, following owners who traveled from Seattle, WA to the College's Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital in order to receive specialized heart care for their dog.

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