Dr. King receives "Service Above Self" Award

Dean King recognized for his contributions to the community

Image of Dr. King and Dr. Kukor

Dr. Lonnie King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, won the Service Above Self Award in May at the 16th Annual Lake Erie Walleye Fishing & Golf Seminar. He is shown in the picture here, with Dr. Ron Fuller (left). According to the presenters, Dean King received the award for his "combination of unfaltering dedication, leadership, and selfless initiative within the community."

Dr. King, along with Ohio State Alumnus Dr. George Kukor (DVM 1957), also received individual citations for Exemplary Community Service from Ohio Senators Bill Harris, President of the Ohio Senate, and Tim Schaffer, 31st Senatorial District. In addition, Dean King received special commendations from Nestle Purina Pet Health Insurance and Dr. Kent Kruse.

Approximately 135 registered attendees gathered at the seminar to enjoy a combination of continuing education on a variety of topics coupled with golf outings and/or fishing expeditions on Lake Erie. Fourteen hours of continuing educational topics were a diverse mix of medical updates, modern practice technologies, as well as legislative updates and practice management trends. The meeting's goal was to provide each attendee with practical information which they can immediately use in their practice.

Posted: 7/14/10

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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.