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Connect to Veterinary Medicine

April 4, 2017
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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About This Episode

During this show, Dean Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Dean Rustin M. Moore and Dr. Jennifer Brandt explore the impact of mental health concerns in the general workplace and or veterinarians and vet students. Mental health costs are on the rise and we see statistics that as much as 40% of the population will be personally impacted by a mental health issue during some point in their lives. This show is designed to remove the stigma about getting help and equip colleagues and bosses have some idea for addressing it. They discuss:

1. General data on prevalence of mental health issues within the general population?

2. Veterinary data on prevalence of mental health issues within profession and veterinary students. 

3. Factors to these issues in society in general

4. Recommendations to identify issues and address them

Mental health is still a stigma in many environments and as long as it is, people will continue to suffer in some cases without treatment and impact the overall productivity and satisfaction of their colleagues and clients.


  1. The Spring 2017 Career Connections Newsletter focuses on strategies you can use when seeking and hiring new employees, as well as several stories featuring a recent graduates and a soon-to-be alumna.

  2. Through the vision and guidance of severals faculty members, the Rainier Scholars Program at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is working to make futures brighter for veterinarian students looking to pursue careers in industry.

  3. The 2017 Faculty Awards have been announced, and congratulations to all of our wonderful recipients!

  4. Now in its eighth year, the program awarded 315 scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students during the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Conference. An additional 24 scholarships were awarded through partnerships with American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP). The scholarships recognize veterinary students who are already demonstrating academic excellence, a strong commitment to veterinary medicine and leadership.

  5. In partnership with the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce five $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to second- and third-year veterinary students focused on poultry health.

  6. Thomas Victor Dickerson, DVM 1965
    Jerry C. Haughn, DVM, DDVM 1973
    Dr. Robert R. Sigler, DVM 1946
    Lawrence M. "Larry" Borst Jr., DVM 1969

  7. Watch the behind-the-scenes tour of the facility and learn more about all that our equine service has to offer.

  8. The Indoor Pet Initiative was was noted in The New York Times Opinion Pages "Respect Your Cat (Not That It Cares)" as a resource to help cat owners identity appropriate toys for their pets.

  9. Dr. Jason Stull, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University and Dr. Elizabeth Krall, psychiatrist, Mount Carmel Psychiatry explain the pros and cons of sharing the bed with pets.