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In memoriam: Dr. Austin T. Ayars

We are sharing sad news this morning about the death of an alumnus, Dr. Austin T. Ayars.

First responders could administer life-saving care to animals in House Bill 187

Licensed for fair useIn Ohio, firefighters and emergency medical techinicians are not authorized to provide stabilizing care to animals in emergency situations without first consulting a veterinarian, and one lawmaker is seeking to change that. 

Dr. Rustin Moore featured in WVU Magazine for post-Katrina rescue efforts

Nearly a decade ago, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of horses stranded, injured or dead. Thanks to the help and direction of Dr. Rustin Moore, executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center and associate executive dean of the College, almost 500 were rescued and reunited with their owners.  

$500,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to expand spay-and-neuter program

Fourth-year veterinary students will perform more spay-and-neuter surgeries on dogs and cats at the Capital Area Humane Society during the shelter portion of their clinical rotations, thanks in part to a $500,000 grant from PetSmart CharitiesThe grant is part of a $1.3 million investment in veterinary student education at four universities.

Canine flu diagnosed in Ohio, results under review

A possible case of H3N2, a new form of canine influenza, was diagnosed in the Newark, Ohio, area this week, but veterinarians are hesitant to confirm the diagnosis until a second laboratory test is run.

Dr. Joshua Daniels, associate clinical professor in Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was quoted in an article on the subject by The Columbus Dispatch, "New strain of dog flu found in Central Ohio.

VMC voted best animal hospital in Columbus by (614) Magazine poll

Free use image, puppy and kittenThe College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center would like to thank the readers of (614) Magazine for voting Ohio State's Veterinary Medical Center as the No. 1 veterinary hospital in Columbus.

Dr. Lord receives UCSC Career Services Award

Dr. Linda Lord, Associate Dean for Professional Programs and associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, was presented with the University Career Services Committee (UCSC) Career Services Award at the UCSC Annual Speaker event on May 14.

Graduate student named Presidential Fellow

John Patton, PhD student in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine and Presidential Fellow.John Patton, a PhD candidate in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Comparative and Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program, was selected to receive the Presidential Fellowship by The Ohio State Univer

Update on Dennis’ Legacy fund, supporting healthy weight in dogs

Dennis the dachshund, who lost 44 lbs.The story of VMC patient Dennis the dachshund and his dramatic weight loss was featured May 11 on the Steve Harvey Show. Dennis weighed 56 pounds when Brooke Burton rescued him from a relative.

Oath and Hooding congratulates new veterinarians and alumni award winners

On Saturday, May 9, the College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed 152 new veterinarians into their chosen field at the annual Oath and Hooding ceremony, held at Mershon Auditorium. Surrounded by friends and family, students received their scarlet and grey academic hood as a symbol of their degree. The hood is worn draped around the neck and over the shoulders, displayed down the back with the lining exposed, and is considered the most formal part of academic dress, which includes the more familiar cap and gown.