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Led by Dr. Armando Hoet, director of Ohio State’s Veterinary Health Program, the Farm to Table Study Program sends 15 students from Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health program to countries in Latin America to study local food processing and production. Through the program, students meet with business, food, and government leaders to discuss issues and impacts related to food processing and production, especially with regards to food security.
Dr. James Belknap, Professor of Equine Surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a well-known specialist in equine laminitis, has been inducted into the 2012 Class of the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame.
Trey Green and Todd Adams are both farriers at The Ohio State University Galbreath Equine Center in Columbus, Ohio. They each have been shoeing horses for nearly 20 years. Todd has lived and worked as a farrier in Ohio all his life, and Trey lived in Colorado before coming to Ohio a number of years ago.
"Update for Veterinarians" is distributed bi-monthly through the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association to keep veterinarians up-to-date on news and advancements at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center.
News at the College
Office of Student Affairs selects first group of student ambassadors
Twelve veterinary students, representing first, second, and third-year classes, have been chosen to become the first College of Veterinary Medicine Student Ambassadors. The ambassadors will serve as representatives at a variety of special events such as New Student Orientation, Open House, Midwest Veterinary Conference, White Coat Ceremony, Honors and Awards Ceremony, Oath and Hooding, admissions interview events, and alumni activities.
Dr. Guillermo Couto was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 AAVC Clinical Faculty Achievement Award. All member institutions of the American College of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) are allowed to nominate one faculty member annually for this award. The Clinical Faculty Achievement Award is given to a member of the AAVC who, for at least five years, has achieved recognition for his or her efforts on behalf of veterinary medicine.
The Ohio State Large Animal Services at Marysville has five faculty veterinarians that service 16 counties. The facility serves privately owned horses, dairy and beef cattle, pigs, camelids (alpacas and llamas), deer, and small ruminants (goats and sheep) from central and western Ohio.
Dr. Carla Huston, College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus, was named Mississippi's top veterinarian of the year. Dr. Huston, associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, was named the Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year by the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association. The award was announced at the 2012 MVMA winter meeting in Starkville. The MVMA executive board selects the Veterinarian of the Year from member nominations.
After Sandy Breckenridge started noticing that her Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Murphy, stopped responding to normal noises, she took him to see Dr. Peter Scheifele at University of Cincinnati’s FETCH-LAB, the Facility for the Education and Testing of Canine Hearing and Lab Animal Bioacoustics. Scheifele founded FETCH-LAB in 2007 and is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UC.