Connect to Veterinary Medicine - April 2014

News at the college

AVMA Accreditation

College receives 7-year accreditation

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) for the next seven years. This recognition represents the Council's highest level of achievement for evaluating colleges. The final report of the accreditation team recognized numerous strengths of the college, including the number and quality of faculty, as well as excellence in didactic and clinical education, and research. In addition, the committee recognized outstanding clinical resources and a curriculum and student experience that ensure competencies for new veterinary graduates. Click here to read more.

"Animal Connections" traveling Smithsonian exhibit at Annual Open House

Animal ConnectionsThe College of Veterinary Medicine Annual Open House now has an exciting new attraction! "Animal Connections: Our Journey Together," a 1,000 square foot custom-built exhibit housed on an 18-wheel truck will be on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 2013, "Animal Connections: Our Journey Together," uses a dynamic combination of interactive learning stations, films and touch screen videos, and three-dimensional settings to explore topics about animals in the home, on the farm, in the wild, at the zoo and in the veterinary clinic. It also highlights the varied roles veterinarians play in the health of animals. More information

From our website

Cassie Horvath

Cassie Horvath receives Bayer Excellence Award

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to announce that Cassie Horvath, a 4th year veterinary student, was chosen by faculty and staff as the winner of the 2014 Bayer Excellence in Communication Award. Cassie will receive a $2,500 scholarship, and will go on to compete at a national level, where she has the chance to receive an additional $2,500. Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division launched the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award to underscore the importance of communication in veterinary medical practice. Find out more about her achievement here.

Enhancement and Expansion project featured in OnCampus

The Expansion and Enhancement project for the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) was recently featured in OnCampus, the faculty staff newspaper at Ohio State. The VMC's Expansion and Enhancement Project (Fund No. 314090) hopes to raise $30 million to create a larger, warmer and friendlier lobby and reception area for the more than 27,000 dogs and cats and their owners who visit the VMC. Click here to read the article featured in OnCampus.

Caitlin Pohlit

Veterinary student recognized by Ohio State Board of Trustees

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees recognized Caitlin Pohlit, a 4th year veterinary student, with a 2014 Student Recognition Award. Her exemplary service and remarkable skills make her an excellent asset to the college and to the veterinary profession as a whole. Click here to read more.

Veterinary Public Health Program Opens Doors for Graduates: 100 Lives Changed

Colleen Shockling DentNow on the verge of celebrating its 9th anniversary the Veterinary Public Health Specialization (VPH) towards the Masters of Public Health Degree at The Ohio State University celebrated its 100th graduate from the program this past semester. Colleen Shockling Dent, now a second year veterinary student, has the distinction of becoming the 100th person to have completed the program. Find out more about the program and Colleen's journey through it.

Alumni News

Send us your accomplishments

Alumni - please send your latest achievements to Melissa Weber, Director of Communications and Marketing at the college, weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu so we can put them in our future Connect to Vet Med newsletters.

Upcoming Events

Annual Open House, April 5, 2014

The 2014 Annual Open House will be held Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Annual Open House is an opportunity to promote the profession of veterinary medicine, the college and our Veterinary Medical Center to visitors to our campus. Click here for more information. Please encourage your clients to attend - especially young people interested in a career in veterinary medicine.

Save the Date: 2014 OSU Alumni Golf Outing

The 2014 Annual Alumni Golf Outing will be held Monday, June 23. Click here for more information.

The Ohio State University Alumni Association Membership

You can become a sustaining member of the Ohio State Alumni Association with an annual gift of $75 or more. Some or all of these funds can be directed to support the College of Veterinary Medicine, or the area of your choice. If at least $50 is directed towards a college fund, you will then be a sustaining member of the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society.

You can complete your OSUAA membership by making a gift online:

Just a few funds to consider:

  • Veterinary Medical Center Enhancement and Expansion Fund - 314090
    To provide funds for the enhancement and expansion of the Veterinary Medical Center
  • Veterinary Medicine Students First - Students Now Scholarship Fund – 308457
    To support veterinary student scholarships
  • Veterinary Biosciences Support Fund - 301456
    For research discovery and for support of Veterinary Biosciences
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences Advancement Fund - 301106
    To support veterinary clinical sciences
  • Veterinary Preventive Medicine Support Fund - 306355
    To support veterinary preventive medicine

In Memoriam

James E. "Doc" Herman

James Herman, DVM, died on March 14, 2014 after a long, hard battle over the past couple of years. Jim was an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University and served on the Veterinary College Entrance Board for over 20 years. He loved to mentor new veterinarians to enjoy the profession he loved so much. Jim also was the treasurer, president and named outstanding veterinarian for the Ohio Veterinarian Medical Association. Jim practiced veterinary medicine for over 40 years in Madison County. He was so well known that Ohio Magazine once wrote an article "Country Vet" detailing some of his experiences. In addition to his love for the Ohio State Buckeyes, his number one passion was golf. Jim was married to the love of his life, Mary Anne, for over 57 years. He was preceded in death by his loving daughter Debbie in 2003 and his brother Robert. Jim is survived by Mary Anne; son, Don (Jane) Herman; son-in-law, Tony Brake; grandchildren, Rachel and Drew Herman, Kevin and Kenton Brake. Jim was quite a character, whether it was watching an OSU game, playing golf or a simple game of cards, he was the ultimate competitor and that is how he will be remembered. Click here to view his entire obituary.