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The Companion Animal Listening Line (CALL) at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine was one of the first pet loss support lines offered in the country. The service offered counseling to people who were grieving the loss of a pet and provided training to veterinary students who wanted to learn more about communication with clients during difficult times in their lives. Improved communication classes are now a required part of the DVM curriculum in the college. As a result, fewer students are taking the class.
Jessica Healy, an undergraduate student at Ohio State, won second place at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum for her research on pastoralists in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Healy’s project focused on pastoralists’ decisions regarding chronically ill animals and the possible negative effects disease (Brucellosis) on fertility rates. Healy’s project advisors, Dr. Rebecca Garabed, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and Dr.
The 5th Annual “Pink Week” will take place in the College of Veterinary from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, 2012. Since 2008, “Pink Week” has recognized breast cancer awareness and fundraising through a series of events planned for the week prior to the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Once again, the steering committee has planned bake sales, raffles, and other activities to raise money for Komen. In addition, guest speakers – from survivors to oncologists - will be at the college throughout the week discussing breast cancer from different perspectives.
Barbara Trueman, longtime supporter of the College of Veterinary Medicine, is featured in this month's issue of Capital Style magazine.
Wife of Red Roof Inn founder Jim Trueman, Mrs. Trueman first visited the Veterinary Medical Center with her horse, Tex, many years ago. Since then, Mrs. Trueman has continued to visit the VMC frequently with her beloved horses and remains one of the College's best advocates for research and development.
Led by Dr. Armando Hoet, director of Ohio State’s Veterinary Health Program, the Farm to Table Study Program sends 15 students from Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health program to countries in Latin America to study local food processing and production. Through the program, students meet with business, food, and government leaders to discuss issues and impacts related to food processing and production, especially with regards to food security.
Dr. James Belknap, Professor of Equine Surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a well-known specialist in equine laminitis, has been inducted into the 2012 Class of the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame.
"Update for Veterinarians" is distributed bi-monthly through the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association to keep veterinarians up-to-date on news and advancements at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center.
Dr. Guillermo Couto was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 AAVC Clinical Faculty Achievement Award. All member institutions of the American College of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) are allowed to nominate one faculty member annually for this award. The Clinical Faculty Achievement Award is given to a member of the AAVC who, for at least five years, has achieved recognition for his or her efforts on behalf of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Carla Huston, College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus, was named Mississippi's top veterinarian of the year. Dr. Huston, associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, was named the Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year by the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association. The award was announced at the 2012 MVMA winter meeting in Starkville. The MVMA executive board selects the Veterinarian of the Year from member nominations.
After Sandy Breckenridge started noticing that her Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Murphy, stopped responding to normal noises, she took him to see Dr. Peter Scheifele at University of Cincinnati’s FETCH-LAB, the Facility for the Education and Testing of Canine Hearing and Lab Animal Bioacoustics. Scheifele founded FETCH-LAB in 2007 and is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UC.