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January 2011 Features “R & D”

LastUpDate: January 14, 2011

The Veterinary Medical Center

A LINAC for external beam radiation treatments

A LINAC for external beam radiation treatments

A clinicopathological lab

A clinicopathological lab

The Department of Veterinary Science originated as a veterinary clinic back in 1883. Transferred to the Rinku Campus in April 2009, it has added advanced medical facilities to its educational setting. The buildings on the campus are soundproof, odor-controlled, and fully prepared against biohazard and virus attacks.

The Veterinary Medical Center, one of the cutting-edge facilities on the new campus, provides secondary care for animals utilizing high-tech medical devices such as a linear accelerator (LINAC) for external beam radiation treatments, and MRI. It also responds to specialized care and emergency operations, many of which treat age-related diseases that are increasing in animals similarly to humans.

“It is very important that we apply as many cases to research and actual practice as possible, and share information with outside veterinarians in order to establish a new standard of veterinary clinical care. The center provides students with opportunities to actually touch, feel and learn about animals,” said Professor Kihei Kubo, Director of the Veterinary Medical Center.

One of the students who had been caring for a pug dog during its anticancer drug treatment says, “it’s sometimes hard to face reality. But there should be a lot I can do for animals because I love them. I want to work in the field of veterinary clinic or food sanitation in the future.”

Veterinary Science is a discipline that covers and affects a wide array of areas from animals to human health and global environment. The Veterinary Medical Center is committed to bringing its vision to life for the betterment of our lives and future.