2009 News

Students Learn Shelter Medicine at the Capital Area Humane Society

By Kristine McComis

In a perfect world, all animals would live in safe, loving homes and over-population issues would vanish. However, as the veterinary students at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine know all too well, this perfect balance does not exist. A Shelter Medicine rotation has traditionally made up part of the veterinary curriculum, and last year Ohio State improved the program by establishing a surgical partnership with the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, one of the most respected animal shelters in the state of Ohio.

BIOS Newsletter: June 2009

Dr. Maxey Wellman is the recipient of the 2009 Dean’s Award in Creative Teaching; Department of Veterinary Biosciences Spring 2009 Graduates; Announcements; Wellness News: June is National Dairy Month...

BIOS Newsletter: May 2009

Dr. Patrick Green Distinguished Recipient, Dr. Irvin Chen honored, Anaplasmosis Organism Tricks Cell...

BIOS Newsletter: March 2009

Dr. Ian Davis receives career award for influenza research; Outreach and Engagement efforts; Wellness news; Grants and publications; Staff profile...

BIOS Newsletter: January 2009

Drs. Hernandez and Boris-Lawrie’s Review Role of Proto-Oncogene, Dr. Boyaka Selected as National Program Chair, Announcements, Appointments...

BIOS Newsletter: February 2009

Distinguished Alumna Dr. Judith Gwathmey visits OSU; Drs. Rikihisa and Green elected as American Academy of Microbiology Fellows; staff profile Archna Hazelbaker...

BIOS Newsletter: April 2009

Dr. Nong Inpanbutr awarded Battelle Endowment; New NIH Training Grant; Drs. Wittum & Premanandan International Outreach...

Safe Summer program returns

The Safe Summer program offers solutions for college students who are leaving for the summer and may have a pet they cannot take with them. In past years, many pets were abandoned in empty apartments, or released to the street. Safe Summer was created by the Shelter Medicine Club of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is run by students and volunteers. The service will be available from May 26 through June 19, 2009 with the goal of finding a safe home for any pets left behind.

Pink Week wrap-up

Last week's Pink Week was a great success, raising nearly $1,800 for breast cancer research! The Pink Week committee (Komen Race/Walk for the Cure Team) and SCAVMA hosted talks, bake sales, contests and auctions for charity at the College of Veterinary Medicine through Friday, May 15 to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise money for research. Proceeds benefited Komen Columbus ($975) and the Elizabeth Gee Fund for Breast Cancer Survivorship at The James ($807.78). The highlight of the week was a talk by Dr.