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Local dog wins Best of Breed
Dr. McLoughlin's Gordon Setter wins at 2010 Westminster Dog Show
Dr. Mary McLoughlin's six-year-old male Gordon Setter, "Carson," won the "Best in Breed" for Gordon Setters at the 2010 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, February 16, and placed 3rd out of 29 dogs in the Sporting Breed Group. Dr. McLoughlin, DVM, MS Diplomate ACVS, is an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
According to the Westminster website, "The Gordon Setter combines beauty, brains and "birdsense" in a good-sized, sturdily built, black and tan dog. Developed as a hunting breed - a pursuit today's Gordons still excel at - they can adapt to nearly every living situation. However, as a high energy, intelligent breed, they need plenty of physical and mental exercise and human contact to maintain peak condition. Gordons are alert, lively and loyal dogs, devoted to family. They are gentle with children and tend to show strong protective instincts toward "their" kids. They tolerate attention from people they do not know rather than seeking such attention."
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.