The latest news from OCSA is out! Read our “Spotlight” interview with pet expert, Steve Dale, get updated on what’s happening at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, mark your calendar for upcoming events and more!


In Memoriam

OCSA Advisory Board member celebrated Pet Author Darlene Arden dies of Ovarian Cancer, to learn more about the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) Darlene Arden Veterinary Outreach Program (VOP) Fund, please click here.

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).