Leadership Updates in The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Linda Lord, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, started as the new Associate Dean of Student Affairs in July. Her position plays a key role in the support, advocacy, recruitment, admissions, counseling, and scholarship management for our veterinary students. Dr. Lord is also the current president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).

Dr. Patrick Green, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, accepted the position of Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the college in September. Dr. Green oversees the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, which provides grant support for all faculty and graduate students in the college, coordinates the combined Veterinary and Comparative Medicine program, hosts the Summer Research Program, and sets direction for the research agenda for the college. He also works to help advance commercialization opportunities for faculty discoveries.

Cathy Bindewald started as the new Chief Information Officer in October. She comes to the college after working for Ohio State’s Office of the CIO in a variety of strategic leadership positions for 10 years. As the new CIO for the college, Cathy is in charge of all computing efforts from the electronic medical record system to assuring that staff has appropriate access to technology. “In my role as CIO, I will be focused on overseeing the implementation of a new electronic medical records system for the Veterinary Medical Center, enhancing and strengthening the college’s technology infrastructure, and streamlining and improving services to better align IT with the college’s missions of teaching, research, outreach and patient care,” said Cathy.

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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.