2012 News

November - December 2012

From the Director; Veterinary Medical Center participating in nationwide cancer study; Clinical Trials shows promising results for treatment of osteoarthritis in horses; Update on success of ongoing equine bone healing study; Welcome new faculty;

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New Collaboration with Zoo and Wilds to Spur Research Through New Residency

Barb WolfeThrough a new residency program created in partnership with the Wilds and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, students at Ohio State will explore the intersections of animal health, environmental health and human health – a concept termed “One Health.” The College of Veterinary Medicine has established a joint residency program in Ecosystem Health and Conservation Medicine led by Barbara Wolfe, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl.

CVM Alumnus Named AAVMC President

Kent Hoblet, DVM ’71, MS, ’84, Dipl. ACVPM, has been named president-elect of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) for 2012-2013. Dr. Hoblet, dean of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will assume the presidency of the group in the next academic year. 

CVM students receive OSU honors

Famke Aeffner, DVM, has been awarded an Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship from the Graduate School. This fellowship is the most competitive and prestigious scholarly recognition provided by the Graduate School.  It recognizes outstanding scholarship and research ability, and provides recipients with the opportunity to devote full time to their dissertation research. 

But for Ohio State – A horse named Northstar would still be hurting

NorthstarAn American Paint Horse from Pennsylvania known as Northstar suffered cruelly inflicted burn injuries to about 40 percent of his body. With some of the latest wound management therapies from Ohio State and support from caring donors across the nation, he is gradually recovering.

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Veterinary professor leads study published in leading scientific journal

Yasuko Rikihisa, professor of veterinary biosciences at Ohio State University, is lead author of a research study that appears online this week in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study shows bacteria that cause the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis in humans create their own food supply by hijacking a process in host cells that normally should help kill the patho

Connect to Veterinary Medicine: December 2012

Upcoming Events

Dec. 7 Skull Session Celebration to honor Buckeye football champions

Join the Skull Session Celebration for the undefeated 12-0 Buckeye Football Team at St. John Arena on Friday, December 7, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The program will feature a concert by the OSU Marching Band and a performance by the OSU Spirit Squads to honor Coach Urban Meyer and the 12-0 undefeated and Leaders Division champion Buckeye Football Team! The public is welcome, and free tickets can be reserved in advance.

But for Ohio State - Horses wouldn't carry their genes on chips.

But for Ohio State - Horses wouldn’t carry their genes on chipsA tiny DNA gene chip that holds thousands of genes from a single animal was invented right here at Ohio State.

But for Ohio State - The feline leukemia virus would still be the leading cause of death for cats.

But for Ohio State - The feline leukemia virus would still be the leading cause of death for catsThe feline leukemia vaccine was developed at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine several decades ago. Since then, it has provided protection for hundreds of thousands of cats. What was once the leading cause of death in cats is now highly preventable.