Hello, and welcome to 2020! At the turn of a new year, I like to reflect on accomplishments, and we have so much to share with you from LVMC. As a “data” person, I find numbers tell a story, and I would like to share some of our fiscal year 2019 numbers with you.
To improve services for referring veterinarians and their patients, the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital has added two new positions, a referral coordinator and a medical sonographer.
The Cardiology Service is excited to participate in the Dog Aging Project, an innovative initiative that brings together a community of dogs, owners, veterinarians, researchers, and volunteers to carry out the most ambitious canine science project in the world. The Dog Aging Project is centered on two fundamental goals: understanding the genetic and environmental factors that cause aging in dogs and intervening to increase healthy longevity.
Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs
Study Overview: To determine whether levels of blood cortisol or aldosterone are associated with a worse prognosis in dogs with CHF.
The Soft Tissue Surgery Service is proud to provide a wide range of minimally invasive procedures. The surgical team applies groundbreaking techniques and utilizes advanced technology for prophylactic, diagnostic, and therapeutic surgical procedures, including prophylactic laparoscopic spays, laparoscopic removal of abdominal cryptorchid (undescended) testicles, laparoscopic-assisted gastropexies, and laparoscopic biopsies.
The Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center no longer provides mail-in radiology consultations, effective December 27, 2019. The radiology service has one full-time radiologist with the retirement of Dr. Elizabeth Riedesel; and thus, the focus of the service will remain on in-house radiology and training of students and residents.
Since mid-February, the ISU Radiation Oncology Service treated 28 patients (22 dogs, 5 cats, and 1 pet rat) from 7 states (Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota).
Six veterinary technicians at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center are among those who have earned Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) status. The certification recognizes those who have attained a higher level of advanced knowledge and skills in specific disciplines. The North American Veterinary Technician Association oversees the credentialing standards.