Three cows standing in a field.

Battling Back Against Outbreaks

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Safeguarding animal health, public health, and Wisconsin industries is all in a day’s work for state veterinarians Editor’s note: In June 2018, Paul McGraw retired from his role as state veterinarian with the Wisconsin Department …

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Ask a UW Veterinarian: On Shaky Ground

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The question below was featured in the Spring 2018 issue of On Call, the magazine for friends of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine. This expert response comes from Sandi Sawchuk, primary care veterinarian at UW Veterinary Care …


Patient Profile: 835 More Days with Dutch

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Last fall, the School of Veterinary Medicine and hospital director Ruthanne Chun received a letter of gratitude from the Leahey family, whose Golden Retriever Dutch had received treatment for lymphoma at UW Veterinary Care. Sadly, …

Cougar and Beethoven, two horses, stand side by side in a corral.

Back on Track

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UW Veterinary Care’s board-certified specialists in the Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital provide comprehensive care to equine patients, from routine checkup to complex diagnosis On a sunny winter day, Cougar, a 24-year-old Quarter Horse, gallops …

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A Wildlife Win-Win

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From a badger to bald eagle, new partnership yields advanced veterinary care for the animals of a Wisconsin educational center – and broader learning opportunities for SVM clinical trainees. As the temperature hovers around 20 …

Veterinarian Jane Lund has her hand on a brown cow as she uses a ultrasound on the cow's udder.

A Course of Her Own Making

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  Jane Renee (JR) Lund’s MS’07, DVM’07 latest adventure, a residency in diagnostic imaging, is many years in the making. In the ten years since graduating with her DVM/MS, Lund has charted her career course …

Gray and white cat, with large eyes, is held by technician with blue gloves.

Patient Profile: Good Golly, Molly

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  In the moments after handing Janet McGowan a parking pass to place in her car, UW Veterinary Care (UWVC) reception staff member Julie Cotton sensed that something was seriously wrong with McGowan’s cat, Molly, …

The Palmers, a couple, sit with their three dogs on a wall.

Two Decades of Dedication

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  Sharon Palmer attributes many things to the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM): the care of her beloved pets, the opportunity to be part of the teaching of tomorrow’s veterinarians, and, on one fateful …