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Dr. Jeff Lakritz, professor of Veterinary Clincal Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently interviewed by 10TV News for a story concerning milk safety. Milk is routinely tested for the presence of antibiotics before it is distributed to stores. Milk safety protocol seems to be effective as the Ohio Department of Agriculture reports that in the last 15 years, no antibiotics have been detected in finished milk products.
Dr. Tony Buffington was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Times for an article regarding the increasing trend of organic pet food. More and more pet food stores are carrying organic, minimally processed, or raw pet foods. Additionally, some stores are also offering nutritional supplements for pets. While some pet owners may view specialty foods as a healthier option, veterinarians caution that additional research is needed to verify the nutritional benefits or drawbacks of organic foods. Please follow the links below to read the full story.
In honor of February 4, World Cancer Day, we celebrate cancer survivors of all species!
COLUMBUS, Ohio (JULY 2011) – Man’s best friend is helping us to better understand cancer in humans. (Video preview available from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Dr. Linda Lord begins her new position as the associate dean for Student Affairs at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine today, July 1, 2011. Dr. Lord succeeds Dr. Jean Sander who is leaving Ohio State for her newly accepted position as the Dean of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University.
A new study led by Dr. Gwendolen Lorch, assistant professor of veterinary clinical sciences, revealed a vital factor that can lead to complications in patients with certain forms of lethal lung cancer. It was originally thought that the protein, known as a calcium-sensing receptor, did not exist in human lung tissue. However, Dr. Lorch’s research has revealed that the receptor is in fact found in normal and cancerous lung tissue. Dr.
On Saturday, June 11, the College of Veterinary Medicine will welcome 139 new veterinarians into their chosen field at the annual Oath and Hooding ceremony, held at Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., beginning at 8 p.m. Surrounded by friends and family, students will receive their scarlet and grey academic hood as a symbol of their degree.
As students leave the university area at the end of the school year, they may need to leave their pets behind. The "Safe Summer" program offers college students the opportunity to give their pets a safe haven.
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Nearly 3,000 people attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Annual Open House. The event provided all animal lovers the opportunity to learn more about animal care and health. There were informational seminars on various topics about the many different kinds of animals veterinarians treat. The seminars and activities were designed for all ages, including the popular Children's Activity Center.
Photos are now available from the Open House.
Karin Zuckerman, former Chief Executive Officer of Easter Seals of Central and Southeast Ohio, brings extensive experience working in academic healthcare and non-profit organizations to the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) as the new director, beginning Monday, April 11.