The latest news from OCSA is out! Read about new Board President, Carolyn Ascher, stay up-to-date on the Veterinary Student Intern OCSA is sponsoring at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center and learn how OCSA’s message is reaching South Africa.


Tee Up & Save Lives – Join OCSA at our 4th Annual Golf Outing

When: Monday, July 18, 2016
Where: Boulder Ridge Country Club
350 Boulder Drive
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Cost: Single Golfer $200; Foursome $750; Dinner Only $50
Join us for an afternoon on a spectacular golf course. The event includes lunch, dinner, prizes and both a silent and live auction.
Click HERE to Register

Annual OCSA 5K Dog Walk

When: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Where: Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean Street
St. Charles, IL 60175
Cost: Adults $35; Students $25; Scouts $10; Dogs $10
Includes lunch, OCSA t-shirt for the walker and teal bandana for the participating pooches!
Click HERE to Register

One Health Approach

The One Health Approach is a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). Additionally, more than 700 prominent scientists, physicians and veterinarians worldwide have endorsed the approach.

OCSA’s Support of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center

OCSA is committed in its support of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center’s ovarian cancer detection program. With the expansion of the program from 3 to 4 dogs, OCSA is donating a $5,000 Veterinary Student Intern Scholarship to support the hire of a veterinary student intern at the Working Dog Center. Student interns are an essential part of the training team at the Center and benefit tremendously from the experience of working with both an elite group of highly driven dogs as well as a team of experts in canine medical detection. Their work supports both the research and teaching mission of the Center.

Dr. Otto recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show talking about the Penn Vet Working Dog Center’s advances in dogs sniffing out cancer. Click here to watch the segment.

For more information about our relationship with Penn Vet Working Dog Center, Read more HERE

OCSA Partners with the Veterinary Community.

The Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization (OCSA) is partnering with the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) to raise awareness surrounding the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer through its Veterinary Outreach Program (VOP).