2010 News

Dr. Jeff Lakritz named inaugural Tharp Professor

Dr. Jeff LakritzDr. Jeff Lakritz, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and section head of the Veterinary Medical Center's Hospital for Farm Animals, has been named the inaugural Vernon L. Tharp Professor in Food Animal Medicine.

Shop online and support Honoring the Bond

The Honoring the Bond program at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center supports pet owners during emotionally difficult times. People faced with the critical illness of a beloved pet need to be able to discuss all the options available to make decisions focused on what is best for their animal and themselves, and the Honoring the Bond Program offers the support they need during this process. This program is funded in part through the generosity of Schoedinger Funeral Services, and primarily by the private donations of kind, concerned pet owners.

Connect to Veterinary Medicine: November 2010

Welcome to the November 2010 edition of the Connect to Veterinary Medicine, the latest news and information from the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.

Graduate Studies News: December 2010

Accreditation of MPH-VPN program; Student awards; P&G/Iams sponsorship of Summer Research positions; Council for Graduate Studies updates; Important reminders; Funding opportunities; Training and career development opportunities.

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Fighting global epidemics through virus research

Dr. SaifDiseases do not respect borders or even species barriers, causing suffering in both humans and animals. They indiscriminately infect the wealthy and the poor, the young and the elderly. Dr. Linda Saif, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine is part of the Food Animal Health Research Program at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Event raises funds to help cure cancer

Dark brindles, blues, light red fawns, and white and brindle ticks were but a small sample of coats seen at Greyhounds ROCK. The retired racers that recently gathered for a long weekend to support canine cancer research represented nearly all of the 18 officially-recognized Greyhound colors.

The 5th annual Greyhounds Rock symposium held at Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center the last weekend of October attracted more than 100 participants.

Dean leads research efforts in infectious diseases program

Lonnie J. King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair of Veterinary Medicine, recently accepted the appointment to be the lead dean for the Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) program at The Ohio State University.

Honoring the Human-Animal Bond featured in publication

On a Saturday in June 2010, 130 people gathered quietly on the campus of The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, each grieving the loss of a companion animal. They shared experiences and listened as veterinary residents and staff discussed the importance of acknowledging and honoring the human-animal bond.