A newsletter for friends of the school.
The school’s flagship publication, On Call is produced tri-annually (spring, summer, and winter) for friends of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine. It includes the latest news on the school’s ground-breaking research; world-class faculty, staff, and students; exceptional alumni; and outstanding donors, as well as other news about what’s going on at the school.
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Selection of On Call Articles
SVM Benefits from Influx of New Faculty Positions
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has dealt with serious budget cuts in the past decade, and in the face of dwindling resources, much of the campus has been forced to make difficult decisions. The UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is … Continue reading -
Curricular Advancements Coming to the SVM
In the near future, the UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) will be augmenting its curriculum with new opportunities for veterinary medical students. Developed in response to an extensive review of the school’s core curriculum and clinical education practices, two … Continue reading -
Celebrity Horse Receives Five-Star Treatment
When Padré the Mustang experienced a traumatic injury and suffered from mysterious swelling in his hind leg early in the summer of 2012, his owner did what any concerned horse parent would do. She sought the best diagnostics and top-notch … Continue reading -
Ophthalmology Service Excels with Long-Time Donor’s Help
Marilyn Potter’s first dog, a rescued Bichon named Orville, had an unusual run of bad luck with his eyes. From cataracts and a retinal detachment to glaucoma and a corneal ulcer, he ran the gamut of ocular diseases and disorders. … Continue reading -
Competitive Riding Leads Student to Equine Medicine
Much of Lauren Zappitelli’s time is spent either learning how to care for horses or riding them. For a veterinary medical student who focuses on equine care, this isn’t all that unusual. But it’s how Zappitelli rides, and where, that … Continue reading -
Alum’s Clinic on ‘Wright’ Track
Very few veterinarians can lay claim to their own practice within a few years of graduation. But Ramard Wright, DVM 2008, accomplished that very feat when he purchased Brown Deer Animal Hospital in November 2011, only two and half years … Continue reading -
Study Advances Treatment of Respiratory Failure in ALS Patients
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurological disorder that affects 5 out of every 100,000 people worldwide and proves fatal in most patients within 3 to 5 years of diagnosis. The most frequent cause … Continue reading -
Generous Estate Gift Helps Students Reach Their Goals
Several years ago, Eugene Meyer and his daughter Christine honored the passing of their beloved wife and mother Elaine with a gift to the UW School of Veterinary Medicine. With their gift, they established the Elaine Meyer Memorial Scholarship Fund, … Continue reading -
Dynamic Endoscope Improves Diagnosis of Exercise-Induced Conditions in Horses
UW Veterinary Care continues to lead the way in veterinary medicine with specialized treatments and diagnostic tools. For example, with help from the Morrie Waud Equine Fund, the teaching hospital recently acquired a relatively new type of technology called a … Continue reading -
Young Earns ASVCP Educator Award
Karen Young, clinical professor of clinical pathology at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), has received the 2012 Educator Award from the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP). Karen Young The ASVCP is a non-profit organization dedicated to … Continue reading -