Dr. Linda Lord becomes state veterinary association president

Dr. Linda Lord, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine was elected president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At the ceremony at OVMA's annual Midwest Veterinary Conference in late February, Dr. Lord formally accepted the position from the previous president, Dr. Jason Johnston of Troy.

"I am honored and excited to kick off my year as President of the OVMA," Dr. Lord said. "I believe that our role in representing all aspects of our profession is as important now as it has ever been. I would like to continue to represent my colleagues and our profession in making decisions that impact both our profession and the animals that are entrusted to our care."

As president of the OVMA, Dr. Lord will lead the association's 27-member Board of Directors, which is charged with establishing policies, allocating OVMA resources, and charting future strategies for the organization. Dr. Lord will hold the position until March 2012.

Dr. Lord is actively involved in the veterinary community, both locally and nationally. She has served on the OVMA Board of Directors and several OVMA committees, and is also was recently elected to serve on the American Veterinary Medical Association's Model Animal Welfare Curriculum Planning Group. A passionate advocate of shelter animals, Dr. Lord is also a member of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and the American Kennel Club's Canine Health and Welfare Advisory Committee. 

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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.