- About the College
- Veterinary Medical Center
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The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine continues a trend of excellence by maintaining its fifth-place ranking among the 28 veterinary colleges in North America. The health sciences rankings were last released in 2007 and are typically reviewed every four years.
Established in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has led the veterinary profession for 125 years, offering cutting-edge expertise in animal care, research, teaching, and community involvement.
"Ohio State is the only veterinary school in the country on a campus with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges," said Lonnie J. King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine. "We are proud to be recognized among the top in the nation, and plan to continue to provide leadership in the field as we strive to ensure a healthier world."
The Veterinary Medical Center serves 35,000 animal patients per year. Leadership in animal care includes expertise in all specialty areas, cutting edge diagnostic capabilities - many in partnership with The Ohio State University Medical Center – and clinical trials that provide our patients with the latest treatments available. Many the faculty veterinarians hold joint appointments in The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Known for advancements in total hip replacement in canines and the first feline leukemia vaccine, current research efforts include the Center for Retrovirus Research, the Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Service, the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, as well as participation in Ohio State's interdisciplinary Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) program. International partnerships include a recently signed memorandum of understanding with the International Livestock Research Institute (www.ilri.org).
Academic programs include the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with up to 160 veterinary students per class, a comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine with nearly 100 master's and Ph.D students, and our accredited Master's degree in Veterinary Public Health, a partnership with the College of Public Health. The college also boasts a five-veterinarian ambulatory practice in Marysville and offers all senior students a two-week rotation in large animal medicine. A unique partnership with the Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) includes a resident in shelter medicine housed at the CAHS facility.
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.