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The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to announce that Cassie Horvath, a 4th year veterinary student, was chosen by faculty and staff as the winner of the 2014 Bayer Excellence in Communication Award. Cassie will receive a $2,500 scholarship, and will go on to compete at a national level, where she has the chance to receive an additional $2,500.
Dr. Lonnie King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, executive dean of the Health Sciences Colleges, and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine yesterday announced a one-year extension of his five-year appointment, through August, 2015.
The amazing silent communication of a chimpanzee was less clear to Dr. Mary Torrence, a veterinary epidemiologist, and alumna of the College of Veterinary Medicine. On her trip to Africa last February, she discovered that the chimpanzees she was seeing clearly could not see her clearly. This started a mission for Dr. Torrence to find a way to help preserve the eyesight of these special animals. Find out more about Dr.
Congratulations to veterinary medicine student Katie Huter, Class of 2015. She and her dog Jake are featured in an ad on the back page of the January-February edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, in support of student scholarships.
Posted February 7, 2014
The Clinical Trials Office in the Veterinary Medical Center provides the latest therapies for eligible client-owned animals. It is one of the largest veterinary clinical trials offices in the country. Many studies provide reimbursement for costs of medically necessary procedures.
Currently, new studies are enrolling dogs that have been diagnosed with:
Reconstructive surgery is not just for humans nowadays, it is also for our companion animals. The New York Times released a story on January 13, “Rebuilding Our Badly Broken Pets,” that featured Dr.
Dr. Sarah Moore, assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery, was featured in the article "New Foundation Seeks to Raise Awareness about Degenerative Myelopathy," in Today's Veterinary News. Dr. Moore explains in this article that there are hurdles for owners of pets that have degenerative myelopathy (DM).
Weather forecasters are calling for a morning temperature of 11 degrees on Monday, January 6, falling to 5 below zero during the day. Wind chill from Monday night to Tuesday morning could be as low as 30 below zero. These are dangerously cold temperatures that include a risk of frostbite in 10 to 30 minutes for exposed skin. Everyone is reminded to dress appropriately and especially to protect your hands and face. Pets need to be brought indoors!
Joelle Nielsen, program coordinator for the Honoring the Bond program in the Veterinary Medical Center, will present a continuing education workshop for social workers on January 30, 2014 in the College of Social Work. The session, “Veterinary Social work: The human-animal bond and the practice of social work,” provides three hours of continuing education credit for social workers.