Connect to Veterinary Medicine: November 2006

November 2006

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

What's been happening at the College in November? In this issue, we'll talk about:

Rosol appointed board member of The Wilds

Thomas J. Rosol, Dean and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of The Wilds, a wildlife sanctuary spanning nearly 10,000 acres located near Cumberland, Ohio. The reclaimed, surface-mined land, a gift from American Electric Power, opened to the public in 1994. Thousands of developed acres are divided into large sections where African, Asian, and North American species are managed.

www.thewilds.org

Research Study – Idiopathic Hypercalcemia in Cats – Participants Needed

Three faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine have launched a study to identify possible risk factors associated with idiopathic hypercalcemia (IHC) in cats. Dr. Dennis Chew, Dr. Todd Green, and Dr. Linda Lord are collaborating with Dr. Patricia Schenck at Michigan State University. They are seeking cat owners and veterinarians willing to participate. Please contact them at calcium [at] osu [dot] edu for further information and to enroll cats. Cats will be enrolled through January 2007.

Details of the study

Continuing Education courses

Jennifer Simmons, program coordinator in Continuing Education, reports the following courses will be available in December 2006:

  • Laparoscopic Surgery, December 2-3;
  • Small Animal CE Series: What's New in Pyoderma? December 5;
  • Equine Shipped Semen, December 7;
  • Equine Breeding Management, December 8-10.

A complete list is available at http://vet.osu.edu/ce Jennifer can be reached at 614-292-8727 or simmons [dot] 232 [at] osu [dot] edu.

Puppy Kindergarten featured on www.osu.edu

In case you missed it, a great video about the most recent Puppy Kindergarten class is featured on The Ohio State University web page.

Vet Med Alumni in the News

1977 Graduate is Connecticut Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Sheldon Yessenow, a 1977 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and owner of the Oronoque Animal Hospital in Trumbull CT, was named Veterinarian of the Year for his service with Veterinary Medical Assistance Team during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York. He commented: "We spent several days at the New Orleans Airport assisting people with pets as they were evacuated from the flooded areas. I was later placed at the country's largest ever animal shelter as the hospital director for the Lamar-Dixon facility. Our team was featured on the PBS/National Geographic special.

Former resident name president elect of ACVS

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) recently announced the election results for a new president-elect and two new regents at its recent ACVS Symposium in Washington, DC. The President-Elect is Larry M. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, KY. Dr. Bramlage, specializing in equine orthopedics, attended veterinary school at Kansas State University and did his residency at The Ohio State University.

Election results at ACVS.org

Upcoming events

Vaccine initiatives for the prevention of Avian Influenza

Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 p.m., VHA
Join Dr. Mahesh Kumar, senior director of global poultry Research and Development at Fort Dodge Animal Health, for his presentation, "Vaccine initiatives for the prevention of Avian Influenza."

More information in the PDF flyer

Alternate careers in Veterinary Medicine

Wednesday, November 29, 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
SCAVMA welcomes Ohio State alumnus and NASA Astronaut Dr. Richard Linnehan, who will be on campus all day on November 29. He will offer two talks, "Alternate Careers in Veterinary Medicine," at 12 p.m. and "Veterinarians in Space," at 5:30 p.m., both in the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium.

Student organization Christmas sale

Friday, December 1st, Vet 3-7pm, Vet Hospital Cafeteria
One-stop shopping for everyone on your list, from window decals and license plate holders, to shirts, sweats and jackets. Please come out and support all the clubs and classes by buying your family and friends the coolest Christmas gifts! Cash, check or credit cards will be accepted.