Connect to Veterinary Medicine: February 2014

News at the college

Welcome President Michael Drake

Ohio State announces the 15th university president. Click here to read more!

Interviews completed for the Class of 2018

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment in Student Affairs would like to thank everyone who helped with file reviews, admissions interviews and recruitment dinners especially our wonderful alumni. We interviewed more than 450 applicants for the Class of 2018. Our interviewers are busy, and yet they find the time to bring a level of enthusiasm to the admissions process that is admirable. We often hear from applicants about how impressed they are with our students, faculty, staff and alumni, and how everyone makes them feel welcome. Applicants who have interviewed with other colleges have stated over and over again the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine has the best admissions and interview program of any veterinary college. You are truly a major reason we are able to attract the best and brightest students to our college.

From our website

New clinical trials for dogs

New clinical trials are available for dogs that have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in the stifle or the elbow, spontaneous disk disease, and evaluation of KUN C01 in dogs with spontaneous solid tumors. Healthy English Bulldogs are needed for investigating cardiac issues. Click here for more information.

Veterinarians in the news

Ohio State veterinarian featured in story about degenerative myelopathy

Dr. Sarah MooreDr. Sarah Moore, assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery, was featured in the article "New Foundation Seeks to Raise Awareness about Degenerative Myelopathy," in Today's Veterinary News. Dr. Moore explains in this article that there are hurdles for owners of pets that have degenerative myelopathy (DM). She also states that diagnosing DM is a "process of elimination," which takes time. Read more of the story to find out how veterinarians are trying to raise awareness about this disease.

Dr. Kat Ham's reconstructive surgery on animals featured in The New York Times

Dr. Kat HamReconstructive surgery is not just for humans nowadays, it is also for our companion animals. The New York Times released a story on January 13, "Rebuilding Our Badly Broken Pets," that featured Dr. Kat Ham, a small animal surgeon at Ohio State. She was able to take skin from a Greyhound's chest and put it over the wounded area from an attack from other dogs. Read more about different reconstructive surgeries that our pets have available to them.

Alumni News

Membership mailing arriving soon

The Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society continues to be an active, engaged group of alumni with a mission to support the college. In the past, membership dues were paid to the society, and its Board of Trustees chose to support a variety of funds and projects throughout the college. In alignment with the new membership model for The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the members of the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society recently approved a similar model for the society. Alumni can become a sustaining alumni society member each year through a tax-deductible gift of $50 (or more) to the fund of their choice within the College of Veterinary Medicine, including the Veterinary Medical Center. Gifts of $75 or more will also grant your sustaining membership in the Ohio State Alumni Association. The goal of the Alumni Society continues to be to support the college – and our students. More details about this new model will be forthcoming in the society's annual membership mailing being sent this month (February). Questions can be directed to Bonnie Bates, alumni affairs office, 614-688-1497 or bates [dot] 6 [at] osu [dot] edu

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

Dr. Meghan HerronTop 10 Dog Behavior Myths revealed February 11

Join the Ohio State Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) for a discussion of "Top 10 Dog Behavior Myths," on February 11, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 in the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) Auditorium, 601 Vernon Tharp St., featuring Dr. Meghan Herron. Click here for more information.

Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) Cocktail Reception

The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Small and Large Animal Practitioner Boards invite you to a cocktail reception on Saturday, February 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Hyatt Regency Taft AB. This event is sponsored by the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society and Novartis Animal Health. RSVP: lammers [dot] 71 [at] osu [dot] edu 

Save the Date: International Camelid Health Conference, March 1-4, 2014

Registration is open! We hope you will be able to join us at the 2014 International Camelid Health Conference. The conference will be hosted at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine & Nationwide 4H Complex. Click here for registration and more information.

Save the Date: College of Veterinary Medicine 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. Thanks to all the support and assistance from our faculty, staff, alumni, and students, last year's Annual Open House was a great success with more than 2,000 participants.

Save the Date: 2014 Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society Golf Outing

The 2014 Annual Alumni Golf Outing will be held Monday, June 23, at the Ohio State Golf Club.

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, $50 of which counts towards your sustaining membership in the College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society if your donation is directed to support the College of Veterinary Medicine. (You can choose to support any area at the univeristy with a donation of $75 to become a sustaining member of the Ohio State Alumni Association.)  

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

Just a few funds to consider: