2011 News

December 2011

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Autumn 2011


  • Ohio State with its international partners launched the "1st International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI)".
  • Ohio State Officials met with President of Ethiopia
  • VPM International Programs hosted USDA Borlaug Fellows from Bulgaria and Mexico
  • Annual Retreat of the NIH Fogarty International Program
  • Ohio State students completed Summer Global Service Learning Projects
  • Global Veterinary Medicine and Public Health- Elective Course (VPM 693)
  • Funding Opportunities in Global Health
    • National Institute of Health
    • American Society of Microbiology Opportunities

BIOS Newsletter: December 2011

Dr. Michael Oglesbee named Chair of the Department of Veternary Biosciences; Dr. Thomas Rosol invited to serve on an international expert review panel; 2011 ACVP awards and achievements; Dr. Clarence Cole makes generous gift to the department; Selected publications; Staff feature; Wellness news...

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Holiday Hours

Please be advised that the administrative offices of the College of Veterinary Medicine will be closed the following days in observance of the holidays:

Monday, December 26
Tuesday, December 27
Monday, January 2

The Veterinary Medical Center will remain open for emergencies. When possible, please contact the clinic (614-292-3551) to let us know you are on your way, so we can be prepared for your arrival. Walk-ins are also welcome.


About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

New Book About Cat Behavior Now Available

A new book, “Your Home, Their Territory,” offers cat lovers 10 simple steps to achieve a more enriched and comfortable living environment for cats. This short and concise book is a crucial tool to understanding key cat behaviors with simple steps that can help eliminate unwanted behaviors, while enriching your cat’s life. Cats have their own personalities and understanding feline behaviors can lead to a better life for you and your pets.

Holiday Pet Safety

The holidays are a fun time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, including our beloved pets. The holiday season may also present opportunities for new sites, smells- and sometimes dangers- for our pets.

Dangerous Objects

Connect to Veterinary Medicine: November 2011

News at the College

2011 Innovator of the Year

Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, has been named The Ohio State University 2011 Innovator of the Year. Additionally, Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and Dairy Extension Specialist, was nominated for the Early Career Innovator of the Year Award. Dr. Caroline Whitacre, vice president in the Office of Research, announced the awards at the November Research Day event held at the Ohio Union. Dr.

Leadership Updates in The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Linda Lord, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, started as the new Associate Dean of Student Affairs in July. Her position plays a key role in the support, advocacy, recruitment, admissions, counseling, and scholarship management for our veterinary students. Dr. Lord is also the current president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).

BIOS Newsletter: November 2011

Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa named 2011 OSU Innovator of the Year; Dr. Patrick Green awarded a Pelotonia Idea Grant; Dr. Duncan Russell accepts position as Assistant Professor Clinical Track; Dr. Jeff Reiswig joins the Anatomy Teaching Team as Auxiliary Assistant Professor (Clinical); Dr. Thomas Rosol completed his Trade Mission to China and chaired an external expert review panel; Alumni visit the department; Visiting scholar in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences; Selected publications; Staff feature; Announcements; Wellnews news...

College of Veterinary Medicine well represented at the Sixth International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine was well represented at the Sixth International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot held in West Palm Beach, Florida from October 29-3, with seven members and affiliates of the college in attendance. The conference assembles leading-edge scientists, practitioners, and farriers from around the world, as well as committed horse owners and caretakers, to share the latest knowledge and experience in preventing and treating laminitis and other conditions affecting horses’ feet.