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Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, alumna of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary medicine, has been chosen as one of 20 finalists to be named America’s Favorite Veterinarian of 2014. Otto is now an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the founding director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, a canine education and research facility in Philadelphia. The center also trains service dogs for search and rescue, police, bomb detection and more.
Dean Lonnie J. King and the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society invite alumni and guests to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Reception at the 2014 American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado.
Roger, a 2-year-old mixed breed dog, was wreaking havoc on his owners’ home. His fuzzy face had won their hearts at the local shelter, but the first time they left him alone at home, he chewed his way out of his crate, tore open couch cushions, chewed up the remote control and three pairs of shoes, then spewed the contents of the trash bag all over the house – all within a period of 90 minutes! To make matters worse, he had urinated and defecated in the middle of the living room.
The Office of Career Management’s newly-opened job board, which is part of the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Career Center, gives students, alumni and employers extensive resources for networking. With the online job-posting board, employers can post an unlimited number of job opportunities for Ohio State students and search for resumes. Employers also have the option of posting job openings nationwide to reach hundreds of potential candidates, since the Career Center is part of the Veterinary Career Network.
If your dog is accompanying you to family activities during this Fourth of July weekend, there are some important safety tips to consider; some dogs may be sensitive to loud fireworks and the chaos of large crowds.
Melody Maxwell, DVM, has been named a 2014 David L. Boren Fellow. Funded by the Institute of International Education and the National Security Education Program, Boren Fellowships support graduate students who wish to study in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests. She is one of the two Boren Scholars who were chosen from Ohio State this year.
Amy Pajcic, a fourth-year veterinary student at the college, recently competed in American Ninja Warrior. Michelle Warnky, a fellow classmate, introduced Amy to the reality TV show. Amy said she had watched the show and always thought it would be amazing to compete, but never imagined she would actually be able to do it. Amy trained with Michelle and some other ninja friends, submitted her application with video and kept her fingers crossed.
Associate Professor and Director of Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health Program Armando Hoet is currently in Gondar, Ethiopia, also known as the Camelot of Africa. On his second day in Gondar, Dr. Hoet wrote in his blog that he would have 25 to 30 faculty to teach about International Trade and Public Health, which is another name for Introduction to Risk Analysis. You can follow his blog as he teaches in Ethiopia for Ohio State’s One Health program here.