Karin Zuckerman accepts position as Director, Veterinary Medical Center

Dr. Karin Zuckerman

Karin A. Zuckerman has accepted the position of Director of the Veterinary Medical Center, and will begin on April 11, 2011. Karin will come to the Veterinary Medical Center with extensive background and experience working in academic healthcare centers and related non-profit organizations.

Karin obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePauw University in 1984 and her Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan in 1989. Karin started her health care administration career working for The Ohio State University Hospitals and Children's Hospital as the Administrative Fellow from 1989-1991. She then worked for Children's Hospital from 1991 - 1997 in several positions including Director of Patient Unit Management, Interim Administrator of the Research Foundation and Director of Emergency Services.  In 1997, she became the Chief Executive Officer of Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio, Inc., and has held this position for the last 13 years.

Karin will join the College of Veterinary Medicine with extensive experience in developing and implementing strategic planning; fostering exceptional customer services; developing a comprehensive development program, including fundraising from individuals, corporations, foundations and special events; planning and designing facilities, overseeing construction and relocating into a new facility after 37 years in the prior facility; implementing a variety of programmatic, financial and operational management solutions to improve services and enhance efficiencies; and engaging in community outreach, communication and marketing activities to raise awareness and enhance the image and effectiveness of organizations for which she has worked; among many others. She will bring her vast experience and broad range of skills to the Veterinary Medical Center.

She is enthusiastic and excited about the opportunity to join the college team and to help advance the mission and services of the Veterinary Medical Center.

Karin is also an avid animal/pet lover and enthusiast and is the proud caretaker of three beagles, Gretel, Sadie and Bella.

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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.