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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 Pajcic to the reality TV show. She says 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.
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.
Congratulations to the College of Veterinary Medicine for being recognized by the OSU Wexner Medical Center's "Medicine and the Arts" initiative, a program that advocates art's role in supporting healing during treatment and recovery. Drs. Michelle Harcha and Kate Hayes-Ozello recently accepted a certificate on behalf of the college for receiving the Sir William Osler, MD Award, which celebrates collaborations in Medicine and the Arts.
Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Dr. Elizabeth Santschi was interviewed by NBC4 concerning the nasal strip worn by the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes’ winning horse: California Chrome. The strip allows a horse to breathe more freely while it races Santschi said, which caused controversy over whether or not Chrome would be permitted to wear it in future races.
In a video that has gone viral, a courageous cat, Tara, pounces on a dog three times her size to save one of her owners, a child named Jeremy. Joelle Nielsen, Honoring the Bond Program Coordinator, was interviewed by Channel 6; and Dr. Buffington, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was interviewed by Channel 4.
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an impressive network of alumni employed in all 50 states and around the world. Current students and recent graduates of the college are lucky to have a vast resource of mentors, role models, and potential employers from which to seek career guidance and professional advice.
Doug Palma, 2004 DVM graduate from Ohio State, was recently featured in an ABC news story, Veterinarian Shares Personal Story of Having His Own Dog Put to Sleep.
"It’s our role to guide owners to a decision that’s in the best interest of their pets while helping them come to terms with the passing of their beloved family member," Palma said. "Now when I say, 'I understand,' I do."
Posted May 15, 2014
Dementia patients who interact with horses demonstrate improved well-being, according to recently published research in Anthrozoos, a quarterly journal that examines the interactions of people and animals.