New veterinarians honored on Saturday, June 12

This weekend is the culmination of four years of learning for the Class of 2010. The College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes 140 new veterinarians to the profession. Students will be recognized Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Veterinary Medical Center auditorium at the Honors and Awards ceremony hosted by the Office of Student Affairs. Saturday at 8 p.m. students will meet at Mershon Auditorium for the annual Oath and Hooding ceremony. Students will receive the hood signifying their scholarly accomplishments, and then recite the Oath that signifies their official entry into the field. This is an exciting weekend for the graduates and their families. They will now embark on a career that will include 100,000 hours of service and improvement of animal and public health.

In addition to recognizing our students, we will also recognize two outstanding alumni with our Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as several faculty who are receiving special awards. Congratulations to alumni Dr. N. Kent Ames and Dr. Mary Torrence, and to our 2010 College Award winners: Dr. John Bonagura, Charles C. Capen Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Education; Dr. Richard Bednarski, Dean’s Award for Creativity in Teaching; Dr. John A. E. Hubbell, William L. Ingalls Award for Exceptional Service; Dr. S. Mark Strauch, Zoetis (formally Pfizer) Distinguished Teaching Award; and Dr. Cheryl London, Zoetis (formally Pfizer Animal Health) Award for Research.

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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.