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Fish have really caught on with Stephen Reichley, DVM Class of 2013. Reichley has developed a special interest in aquatic veterinary medicine which deals with health-related issues affecting fish. Fourth-year veterinary students at Ohio State have the chance to explore individualized “Career Areas of Emphasis” during 14 to 16 weeks of their clinical rotations.
But for Ohio State and its College of Veterinary Medicine, key developments in animal and human health would have gone unrealized. The College of Veterinary Medicine kicked off the public phase its fund-raising campaign on Friday, October 5, during Reunion-Homecoming Weekend.
From more than 6,300 applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across the nation, 162 top-notch students were chosen for the Class of 2016 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Ranging in age from 20 to 48, there are 132 females and 30 males who will join the college, beginning classes on August 22 in the new semester format.
"We are the state’s university," said President E. Gordon Gee. "So you might say the state is our campus, and we need to be in every part of the state to tell our gospel." Dr. Gee travels every summer to counties throughout Ohio, visiting with alumni and students, touring Ohio-based businesses and meeting with community leaders.
Researchers in veterinary medicine are spending their summer buying organic and antibiotic-free chicken from stores in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and analyzing it for strains of bacteria such as Salmonella.
Faculty, family, friends, and staff gathered Saturday, June 9 to celebrate the achievements of Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2012. Student awards were announced at the Honors and Awards Ceremony on Saturday morning at the Fawcett Center and the traditional Oath and Hooding Ceremony took place that evening in Mershon Auditorium.
Alpaca reproduction is a complicated business. Unlike other farm animal species, the use of artificial insemination and other assisted reproductive techniques poses a great challenge for veterinarians working with these animals And the gestation period is a lengthy 11 months. How then, can a breeder reproduce multiple crias from the most valuable animals in a relatively short period?