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Dr. Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, David White Professor of Veterinary Biosciences in the college, has been selected to lead a new Life Sciences Network for The Ohio State University. One of the top findings of the Graduate School's 2008 doctoral program review revealed tremendous unrealized potential in the environmental and life sciences at Ohio State.
Our "Plan for a Happy Reunion" guide offers easy-to-follow steps to help you keep your pet safe, as well as tips for what to do if your pet gets lost.
In a recent address, The Ohio State University Alumni Association President, Archie Griffin, discussed the status of Ohio State football. There is no doubt that some serious mistakes were made; however, Ohio State is in the process of developing a state-of-the-art, campus-wide compliance program to ensure that this type of situation does not happen again. Additionally, it is unfortunate that the football situation has overshadowed many of Ohio State's amazing achievements.
Thanks to the Student Leadership Advisory Coucil (SLAC), students, faculty, and staff can catch a CABS bus at the new stop on John Herrick Drive behind the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building. The SLAC worked with the office of Traffic and Parking in order to provide better bus access for the College of Veterinary Medicine campus.
Six graduate students of multiple disciplines, including two from the College of Veterinary Medicine, traveled to Uganda as part of an initiative for interdisciplinary and international learning. The trip encouraged students to broaden their professional perspective by working with their peers in other disciplines, both in the training stages and in the field, in the belief that it makes for a more vibrant learning environment and because global health issues are so interconnected and complex.
Six faculty members at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine received funding from the Morris Animal Foundation for their companion animal health and welfare studies. Research topics range from improving outcomes for shelter cats to numerous cancer studies, including identifying genetic factors of bone cancer. These and other companion animal studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine are helping to advance animal health and welfare worldwide.
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.
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.
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.