|Canine Congenital Heart Disease - By Jennifer Williams|
STILLWATER, Okla.—Nicole Ponzio, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Specialty of Cardiology, recently presented information on canine congenital heart disease at Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. The October program was one of the Pet Care Seminars sponsored by the veterinary center.
Topics of discussion included the importance of physical and puppy wellness exams as well as the types of treatments available for the diseases covered. Ponzio also explained what the veterinary center is doing to improve their facility. The hospital is in the process of purchasing a new fluoroscopy unit, which would allow OSU to offer surgery for the treatment of certain congenital defects. The new equipment is expected to be in place for patient use in early 2009.