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On Saturday, May 4, the College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the 137 new veterinarians into their chosen field at the annual Oath and Hooding ceremony, held at Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St. Surrounded by friends and family, students received their scarlet and grey academic hood as a symbol of their degree.
Congratulations to Dr. Rich Bednarski, Recipient of the 2013 AAVC Clinical Faculty Achievement Award
Dr. Rich Bednarski was chosen as the recipient of the 2013 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.
There are seven amazing health sciences graduates, one from each of the health sciences colleges: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Maxey Wellman, professor, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, is the 2013 president of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), which boasts more than 1,500 members in 28 countries. Dr. Wellman is the director of Clinical Pathology Laboratories, which include the clinical chemistry, cytology and hematology laboratories. These laboratories provide diagnostic services and professional laboratory expertise to the Veterinary Medical Center, departments and research laboratories within the college and university, and the university laboratory animal program.
Dr. Lonnie King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded the Global One Health Award by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) at their World Congress in Auckland, New Zealand. This award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has promoted the global One Health concept, which studies the links between animal health, human health and environmental health.
Following an exemplary 45 year career, Dr. Mo Saif retired in January as the leader of the Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. He is recognized internationally as a leading researcher in poultry diseases and influenza viruses that can be shared between different animal species. Read more about his career here. Dr.
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges recently completed an employment survey of 2011 and 2012 graduates from U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine.
The Animal Blood Bank at the Veterinary Medical Center provides blood to animals across the country, saving the lives of many beloved pets. Angela An of WBNS-TV, CBS affiliate and local Channel 10, talks with Dr. Guillermo Couto about the service and the rescued greyhounds that donate some of the blood products.
Dr. Stephen DiBartola, Associate Dean for Administration and Curriculum, is a recipient of the 2013 Alumni Achievement Award from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis. Dr. DiBartola is awarded this honor in recognition of his contributions in internal medicine and as an acclaimed teacher. His area of specific emphasis is fluid therapy and the kidney, and he is a noted authority on renal disease in cats.