2012 News

Student works with endangered wolves at Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo

This past spring senior veterinary student Jimmy Johnson had the opportunity to work with the Chicago Zoological Society at the Brookfield Zoo planning immobilization protocols for Mexican grey wolves. In addition, Johnson performed the wolves' physical exams, drew blood, and assisted with CT scans to screen for nasal adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that is thought to target wild dog populations such as Mexican grey wolves.

Alumni Society Award Nominations

The Alumni Society's Alumni Recognition Awards acknowledge and honor alumni of the college who have contributed to the enhancement of the veterinary medical profession. This year's awards will be presented during Alumni Reunion Weekend, October 5-7. To nominate a fellow alumnus, please fill out the 2012 Call for Nominations form and mail it in by July 1.

Student wins 2nd place at Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Second year veterinary student Sarah Husseini will be attending this year’s ACVB-AVSAB Veterinary Behavior Symposium in San Diego this August. She will also be presenting her paper, Effects of Pre-adoption Counseling for Owners on Separation Anxiety in Shelter Dogs, won second place among student submissions for the symposium. Dr. Meghan Herron, clinical assistant professor in Behavioral Medicine, and Dr. Linda Lord, associate professor and associate dean for Student Affairs, advised Husseini on her research, which she conducted at the Franklin County Dog Shelter this past summer.

BIOS Newsletter: May 2012

Dr. Rikihisa elected to the National Academy of Sciences; VBS highlights for May; Staff feature: Hua Niu; Announcements; Wellness news...

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Changes coming to pet loss hotline

The Companion Animal Listening Line (CALL) at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine was one of the first pet loss support lines offered in the country. The service offered counseling to people who were grieving the loss of a pet and provided training to veterinary students who wanted to learn more about communication with clients during difficult times in their lives. Improved communication classes are now a required part of the DVM curriculum in the college. As a result, fewer students are taking the class.

Cameroon research wins prize

Jessica Healy, an undergraduate student at Ohio State, won second place at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum for her research on pastoralists in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Healy’s project focused on pastoralists’ decisions regarding chronically ill animals and the possible negative effects disease (Brucellosis) on fertility rates. Healy’s project advisors, Dr. Rebecca Garabed, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and Dr.

5th Annual "Pink Week" in the College of Veterinary Medicine

The 5th Annual “Pink Week” will take place in the College of Veterinary from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, 2012. Since 2008, “Pink Week” has recognized breast cancer awareness and fundraising through a series of events planned for the week prior to the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Once again, the steering committee has planned bake sales, raffles, and other activities to raise money for Komen. In addition, guest speakers – from survivors to oncologists - will be at the college throughout the week discussing breast cancer from different perspectives.

Issue Five: Spring 2012

Welcome to the fifth edition of Behavior News, the newsletter designed to keep veterinary staff and other animal handlers up to date on current behavior recommendations for companion animals. This season we continue our segment on low stress handling in small animals, as well as behavior changes in the aging pet. 

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Welcome to the National Academy of Sciences!

Dr. RikihisiaCongratulations to Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. This is one of the highest honors bestowed upon a U.S. scientist and is a reflection of Dr. Rikihisa’s outstanding research career.  

BIOS Newsletter: April 2012

Drs. Hamlin and Niewiesk address evolutionary aspects of animal modeling at the annual meeting of the American Societh of Experimental Biology; Dr. Jerry Masty and Mr. Chris Frasure help students explore anatomy; Dr. Thomas Rosol new appointment in the AVMA; Staff feature; Announcements; Wellness...

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