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When Paul and Suzy Shain’s chocolate Cockapoo, Cooper, was suffering from a mystery illness, they turned to UW Veterinary Care for help.
Every year, amid more than 1,300 applications, we accept 88 of the brightest minds into our highly competitive veterinary medicine program.
Our program consistently ranks in the top five in the nation, and we offer more than 20 specialties in our teaching hospital. And when our students’ training is complete, more than half of these freshly-minted experts remain here in Wisconsin.
With so much curiosity, knowledge and potential flowing through our building, it’s no wonder our alumni are among the best veterinary minds in the world.
We partnered with the creators of TomoTherapy, a CT-guided, pinpoint-accurate radiation treatment, to test its ability to target cancer cells while avoiding healthy ones.
We’re also the first of only two schools of veterinary medicine in the world to offer this technology, but our reputation for treating cancer doesn’t come simply from the fact that we have the most cutting-edge treatments available. It’s our constant drive to find the link between science and care that empowers us to pave the way for new innovations across animal and human medicine.
Our work with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is not only improving our patients’ health today, but also creating exciting opportunities for tomorrow’s clinical trials.
In fact, our researchers have already used PRP to test a new technique, exclusive to UW–Madison, for monitoring the healing of injured tendons in horses. And other researchers here are focusing on PRP’s potential to help heal damaged ligaments in dogs.
Now, imagine the impact this kind of work could have on human athletes and more.
In 2015, a cat named Milo from Colorado reached a milestone thanks to the work of our Feline Renal Transplantation Program.
Since 1996, we have performed more than 80 kidney transplantations, giving cats from all over the U.S. a new lease on life. The recovery of cats like Milo gives hope for a new standard for post-transplant feline survival, led by the experts here at UW–Madison.