Connect to Veterinary Medicine - March 2014

News at the college

Administrative changes announced

Drs. King, Moore, and HubbellDr. Lonnie King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, executive dean of the Health Sciences Colleges, and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine announced Tuesday that he has agreed to a one-year extension of his appointment, through August, 2015. Dr. Rustin Moore, currently associate dean for Clinical and Outreach Programs, executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center, and chair in Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has agreed to serve the college in the new role of associate executive dean, effective March 3, 2014. Dr. John Hubbell will serve as interim chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences until a national search has been completed to identify a new chair. Read more about these changes here.

Career management for veterinary students

Career ManagementThe Office of Career Management at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is the first integrated career management office of any of the veterinary colleges in North America. The office assists Ohio State veterinary medicine students and alumni in career management and development, including resume and cover letter review, and helping students develop effective strategies for pursuing their future career goals. Click here to read more.

Veterinary Medical Center Enhancement and Expansion

VMC ExpansionTo improve patient care, maintain our strong programs, and continue to recruit the best and brightest faculty, students, interns, and residents, we must expand and make substantial enhancements to the VMC. Please join us in our efforts to make this plan a reality. Our signature research programs in infectious diseases and cancer will improve the health of people and animals. Innovative discoveries occur every day in our specialty areas, which include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology and many more.

From our website

Katie HuterKathryn Huter is featured in the Ohio State Alumni Magazine

Congratulations to veterinary medicine student Katie Huter, Class of 2015. She and her dog Jake are featured in an ad on the back page of the Januuary-February 2014 edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, in support of student scholarships. Click here to see her advertisement.

Cassie Horvath receives Bayer Excellence in Communication Award

Cassie HorvathThe 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 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. Click here to read more about her achievement.

Alumni news

Dr. Mary Torrence featured in Alumni magazine

Chimpanzee in AfricaThe amazing silent communication of a chimpanzee was less clear to Dr. Mary Torrence, a veterinary epidemiologist, and alumna of the College of Veterinary Medicine. On her trip to Africa last February, she discovered that the chimpanzees she was seeing clearly could not see her clearly. This started a mission for Dr. Torrence to find a way to help preserve the eyesight of these special animals. Find out more about Dr. Torrence's discovery by reading her article, featured in the January-February 2014 edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine.

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 also 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