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Staff Member Stacey Gallant featured in Dog Fancy Magazine

Stacey Gallant, a registered veterinary technician at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center, is featured in the November issue of Dog Fancy magazine. The story, "A Collie's Hero Recovery," tells the story of Molly, one of Stacey's rescued collies. Approximately five years ago Stacey helped rescue Molly after the collie lived through many traumatic experiences. Molly had gone to a shelter with injuries and medical conditions before being pulled by Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio. Stacey, a volunteer for the rescue, took Molly and helped her heal.

Food Animal Medicine students recognized at AABP annual conference

A total of 17 Ohio State Veterinary Medicine students specializing in Food Animal Medicine were in attendance at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference in St. Louis September, 21-24. The Ohio State Food Animal Student Quiz Bowl team competed at the conference and finished second out of a total of 29 teams from veterinary schools across the US and Canada.

Dean King quoted discussing "One Health"

The release of the new movie “Contagion” has raised concern regarding the threat of highly contagious diseases. While global epidemic scenarios are often dramatized in movies, public awareness of programs that address real public health issues is important. The “One Health” concept is a national effort that has emerged as a means of raising public awareness of biological threats and the links between human health, animal health, and the environment. "Contagion" was based on an actual outbreak of the Nipah virus in Malaysia.

CVM staff member, Sandi Weber, receives onCampus Editors’ Choice Award for the Staff Arts and Crafts Exhibit

Congratulations to Sandi Weber who works in the reception area of the Veterinary Medical Center for being awarded the top award for the Staff Arts and Crafts Exhibit. One day she was in her backyard admiring her landscape when she realized the light and shadow provided the perfect photo opportunity. Sandi captured the moment on film and knew right away that it was one of her best photos. The photo titled "Blooming Sky" is on display at Bricker Hall through October 7.

Vets for Pets 5k Run/Walk

Join Ohio State veterinary classes of 2014 and 2015 on November 4 in support of shelter animals at the annual Vets for Pets 5k Run/Walk with or without your dog! Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Road, and the race begins at 10 a.m. All proceeds of the event will support the classes of 2014 and 2015 as well as Friends of the Shelter, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization formed to rescue sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

Graduate Students Receive Prestigious National Awards from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists/Society of Toxicologic Pathology

Congratulations to Drs. Kristin Lewis and Lisa Berman-Booty for their prestigious, national awards!

2011 Summer Research Program comes to an end

On Thursday, September 8, 2011 the College of Veterinary Medicine held the End of the Summer RETREAT in the Veterinary Medical Academic Building. This event signified the conclusion of the 2011 Veterinary Scholar Summer Research Program and served as an avenue for students to display their research posters. This year, 49 veterinary students participated in the research program. This is the largest number of students to take part in the program since it began.

Greyhound Study Makes the News

Researchers have determined that anxiety associated with being in a veterinary hospital elevates the blood pressure in retired racing greyhounds - a breed known for their higher-than-average blood pressure. Dr.Guillermo Couto, professor of veterinary clinical sciences and a long-time greyhound advocate and expert, is the senior author of the study.

The story is being featured by The Ohio State University's Research  Communications. See the whole story here.

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Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society Members to receive Awards

At the Alumni Reunion Weekend that took place September 9-11, members of the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society received awards for their accomplishments. The John Lyman Jr. Award, the Charles W. Fox Award, the Special President’s Award, and Alumni Society Recognition Awards were presented to the winners (see below) on Friday, September 9 at the banquet held at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

Award Recipients

John Lyman Jr. Award for Clinical Teaching Excellence

Schweitzer Fellow Elizabeth Coppelman featured on National Blog

Elizabeth Coppelman, a veterinary student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was selected as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow (ASF). Elizabeth was a member of the 2011 inaugural class of Columbus Schweitzer Fellows. She joins 260 other fellows across the country who are working on service projects that address the health needs of underserved individuals and communities. Elizabeth's project was a partnership with Serendipity Stables.