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Molly the Pony, one of the world's only prosthesis-wearing ponies, visited the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine August 6 from 4:00 to 8 p.m. Visitors had the chance to hear the presentation "It's All About Molly" at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Wexner Auditorium in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building (VMAB) by Dr. Rustin Moore, Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor and chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Molly was on the lawn outside for visitors to meet her and her owner, Kaye Harris, before and after Dr. Moore's presentation.
Molly was rescued by Kaye and Glenn Harris after Hurricane Katrina, but was injured by a dog that was also a Katrina rescue. Her owner, Kaye Harris, inquired about amputation and a prosthesis. Dr. Moore performed the rare and difficult surgery while he was director of the Equine Health Studies Program at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Molly now travels and visits anyone who can benefit from her quiet wisdom and she has inspired people of all ages and abilities. "Molly the Pony" books were be available for purchase in the Hummel Grand Lounge with proceeds benefitting Molly's Foundation.
August 7, 2009
By: Michelle Fehribach
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.