Food Animal Medicine students recognized at AABP annual conference

A total of 17 Ohio State Veterinary Medicine students specializing in Food Animal Medicine were in attendance at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference in St. Louis September, 21-24. The Ohio State Food Animal Student Quiz Bowl team competed at the conference and finished second out of a total of 29 teams from veterinary schools across the US and Canada. Quiz Bowl team members included: Elizabeth Homerosky - VME 4, Fourth Year AAPB Student Delegate; Brandy Lengacher - VME 4; Amanda Wagner - VME 3; and Joel Anderson - VME 3, Third Year AABP Student Delegate.

Additionally, multiple Ohio State students were awarded scholarships at the conference:

 AABP Amstutz Scholarship Winner

     Matthew Weeman -  VME 3 

 AABP Foundation - Zoetis (formally Pfizer Animal Health) Scholarship Winners

     Brandy Lengacher

     Elizabeth Homerosky

     Maranda Gonzalez -  VME 4

 Student Research Poster Presentation

     Amanda Wagner

Fourth year student Brandy Lengacher also received an AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award. The award is sponsored by Merck Animal Health and is given to eight bovine veterinary students from across the US who each receive $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the AABP annual conference. Students are selected based on work experience, academic achievements, career goals, and their primary interests in veterinary medicine. Lengacher earned her BS in agriculture and a MS in public health from Ohio State. She continues to be involved in her family’s 360-acre, 70-head, cow-calf, feedlot and cropping operation in Medina, Ohio where she learned skills ranging from crop management and harvesting to animal care and husbandry. Showing beef cattle through 4-H sparked her interest in bovine medicine. Lengacher hopes to find a career that combines her interests in public health and food-animal medicine while assisting her fiancé on his dairy farm.

Please congratulate these outstanding Food Animal Medicine students on their accomplishments. We are proud to have them represent The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine!

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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.