Evolution Of Veterinary Medicine

Feb 10, 2020
Researcher interacting with a dog.
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Two issues that trouble many pet owners are veterinarian bills and the grief of losing a beloved companion.

The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine is tackling these issues with an array of special programs.

Researcher interacting with a dog.
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dogs may be man's best friend, but owning any companion animal can be beneficial for both your mental and physical health. 

Research has shown that pets help their owners produce mood-changing serotonin and oxytocin. And animal-assisted therapy has become an accepted practice around the country.

Today on All Sides, we discuss how pets help us to be happier and more.

The difference between an animal assistant and a pet is an increasing concern for landlords in Ohio and the rest of the country. It was a big part of the discussion of fair-housing law at a conference of hundreds of landlords in Akron this past weekend.

Across the U.S., a growing number of rural communities are facing a growing veterinarian shortage, that is expected to worsen in coming years. These regions are in need of veterinarians that specialize in livestock animals and public practice.

New Year's weight loss goals can apply to our pets as well as ourselves. Dr. Deborah Linder, who heads the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals at Tufts University, explores pet obesity in this post originally for The Conversation.

Inside the Mind of Dogs

Oct 27, 2017

Today at 10am

Get to know your pet and best friend better by exploring recent scientific discoveries on the way dog's think. Dr. Gregory Berns joins us for a closer look at the interactions between humans and dogs.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A new member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was sworn into duty: Mattis K. Nine, a Yellow Lab who becomes the department's first-ever therapy dog. And yes, he's a good deputy.

We don't usually think of adorable puppies as disease vectors, but they might actually be making people sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a Campylobacter outbreak in people and its link to puppies purchased from a chain of pet stores.

At Bonn-Oberkassel in Germany's Rhineland, two people were buried together with a dog 14,000 years ago.

Opponents of a bill that would ban local restrictions on pet stores say state lawmakers shouldn’t pass that legislation.

A new law in Ohio stiffens penalties for abusing pets. The law taking effect this week makes it a fifth-degree felony to knowingly cause serious physical harm to a companion animal. 

Debbie Holmes

Going to college can cause a lot of anxiety for some students. But a few are discovering they can bring a pet to campus to relieve stress or depression.

The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department warns pet owners at Schiller Park to stay away from the pond.  Recent tests of the water show it's contaminated with toxic algae.

Choosing the Right Pet

Aug 24, 2015
What Pet Should I Get book cover
Random House Books for Young Readers

Dr. Seuss's newly unearthed children's book asks the question, “What pet should I get?” We look at the book and the larger question of matching pets with owners. We will hear from expert professionals about the important decision, how to go about making it, and what you need to know about choosing the right pet. 

The Human-Animal Connection

Jul 31, 2013

10:00 Timmy had Lassie, Calvin had Hobbes, the connections between humans and animals is undeniable. On this hour, we'll talk to a veterinarian with 25 years of experience about the symbiotic relationships he's witnessed in the emergency room. We'll delve into the inner working of the animal kingdom, and learn how to live a little better by following in their paw prints. Guest