Connect to Veterinary Medicine: October 2010

Welcome to the October 2010 edition of the Connect to Veterinary Medicine, the latest news and information from the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.

News at the College

Dr. Michael Lairmore named to the Institute of Medicine

Dr. Michael Lairmore, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, was named a member of the Institute of Medicine. Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee said, "Dr. Lairmore is a prime example of the exceptional caliber of researchers working on our campus.  His current research, as well as work accomplished in the past, has brought great benefit to the people of Ohio, the nation and the world." Read the full story.

Greyhound Health and Wellness Program featured in The Lantern

Dr. Guillermo Couto, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and founder of the Greyhound Health and Wellness Program, was featured in the October 19th edition of The Lantern. Read the full story.

Veterinary Medicine featured on Big 10 Network show

The television program "O-H-I-O" airs on the Big 10 Network and features stories about Ohio State that are not related to sports. Episode 110 includes a segment called "Dogs teach us about cancer" and features interviews with Drs. Lonnie King, Cheryl London, Michael Lairmore and Stacey Fossey. The full episode aired Tuesday, October 26 at noon. Individual segments are available now on The Ohio State University WATCH Channel on YouTube.

More information

Dean Lonnie King continues his bi-weekly updates

Dr. Lonnie King continues to provide the faculty and staff with bi-weekly updates of activities and initiatives. "Notes from the Dean's Office" are posted on the web page after they are sent to college personnel via email.

Alumni News

Alumni Society Strategic Planning

The Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society is engaged in a strategic planning process, working with consultant Daniel Stone. The Alumni Society will email a link to a survey in November and is inviting all alumni to participate. The survey will be open for two weeks starting November 15. The next meeting for strategic planning is in early December and survey results will help guide the work of the committee.

Upcoming Events

Vets For Pets

The 5th annual Vets For Pets 5K race/walk will take place this year on November 7. This annual event organized by veterinary students will raise money for both the students and the Citizens for Humane Action (CHA) Animal Shelter. Register for the event.

AAEP Alumni Reception

Join us for the alumni reception at the American Association of Equine Practioners Annual Convention and Trade Show on Monday, December 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore, 401 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21201.

Second Annual Animal Welfare Symposium

The Second Annual Animal Welfare Symposium will be held on Tuesday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210. Course fee is $40 for general registration, $125 for registration with continuing education credit, and $25 for students. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and well-known animal handling expert. Registration information

Around Campus

University closed November holidays

Please note that College of Veterinary Medicine offices are closed the following days:

  • November 11, Veteran's Day
  • November 25 and 26, Thanksgiving

The Veterinary Medical Center will remain open for emergencies (614-292-3551).