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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.

Dr. Grant S. Frazer - A Memorial Tribute

(1958 – 2011)

It is with the deepest regret and sadness that we inform our College family, friends and colleagues of the untimely passing of Dr. Grant S. Frazer in late July 2011.

Congratulations to the Pelotonia Riders and Supporters!

On Saturday morning, as Pelotonia participants rode their bikes down Olentangy River Road, they were “serenaded” by members of the Capital City Pipes and Drums. The group was positioned on the bridge that crosses the road and the river at the Drake Union (just north of John Herrick Drive). Scott Caputo, John McCullough, and Mike Kelley played for the riders.  Other college supporters also cheered on the riders as they pedaled under the bridge.

Dr. Michelle Harcha featured on Pelotonia.org

Dr. Michelle Harcha, director of alumni services and professional development education for The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, shares her story about why she rides in Pelotonia to help cure cancer. Read the whole story at http://www.pelotonia.org/the-blog/2011/08/11/one-last-visit-with-her-mom/.

 

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Dr. Lairmore named UC Davis’ dean of veterinary medicine

Michael D. Lairmore, a veterinarian, cancer researcher and top administrator at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the new dean of UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, following a nationwide search.

Read the full UC Davis press release >>

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Dr. Guillermo Couto featured in Columbus Monthly

Dr. Guillermo Couto, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was featured in the August edition of Columbus Monthly. The full article will be available online when the next edition comes out in September. Dr. Couto is one of the world’s leading experts on greyhounds and runs the Greyhound Health and Wellness Program (GHWP) at Ohio State.

Dr. Clare Allen Completes Summer Leadership Institute

Dr. Clare Allen, program coordinator for Academic Studies at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, held June 19-July 3 at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. The Summer Institute, a 36-year partnership between Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) is the premier residential professional development program dedicated to advancing women leaders in higher education administration.

PhD Student Succeeds in International Poster Competition

Judi Stella, PhD student, received 2nd place in a poster competition hosted by the International Society for Applied Ethology. The 45th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology was held July 31- August 4 in Indianapolis, IN. Judi’s poster was titled “Effects of stressors on the behavior and physiology of domestic cats.” Judi is currently working on her PhD in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine with a specialization in applied ethology and welfare, co-advised by Drs.  Candace Croney and Tony Buffington.