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ISU Student Experience

Emergency Medicine

Accidental Ingestion of Human Medications
In the Emergency Department at IVS we see many cases of poisoning caused by ingestion of human prescription and over-the-counter medications and ointments.  These can be very serious and even life-threatening.  Imagine the dosage differences...
read more >   Published on December 7, 2012.

Everybody Loves the Dog Park!
Dog parks are the latest in fun and recreation . . . at least for our dogs!  I have witnessed first hand how a relatively calm, laid-back, adult dog transforms into a vibrant,...
read more >   Published on December 12, 2012.

Ears, Eyes and Anus . . . almost everything you wanted to know.
Animals, animals, animals.  We love them but sometimes they are a little broken.  Small things can become very big things in a very short amount of time.   As humans we have the...
read more >   Published on December 14, 2012.

Traveling With Your Pets in Your Automobile
Some pets love to travel; some are perfectly content not seeing the backseat of your car ever again. There are times when travel may be necessary: visits to your veterinarian, training sessions,...
read more >   Published on October 27, 2014.

Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe and Happy on Halloween
Halloween can be a fun time for your family, and even your pets! Here are a few tips to keep your furry goblins safe and happy on Halloween! Toxins: What could any holiday blog...
read more >   Published on October 29, 2014.

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Addy the sea lion's dangerous savings account!

Addy the sea lion lets her curiosity get the best of her read more >

ISU Student Experience Begins

Iowa Veterinary Specialties' Student Experience programs, allows vet students as well as vet tech students to gain real life experience with emergency and specialty medicine. read more >