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By Kristine McComis
In a perfect world, all animals would live in safe, loving homes and over-population issues would vanish. However, as the veterinary students at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine know all too well, this perfect balance does not exist. A Shelter Medicine rotation has traditionally made up part of the veterinary curriculum, and last year Ohio State improved the program by establishing a surgical partnership with the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, one of the most respected animal shelters in the state of Ohio.
The Safe Summer program offers solutions for college students who are leaving for the summer and may have a pet they cannot take with them. In past years, many pets were abandoned in empty apartments, or released to the street. Safe Summer was created by the Shelter Medicine Club of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is run by students and volunteers. The service will be available from May 26 through June 19, 2009 with the goal of finding a safe home for any pets left behind.
Last week's Pink Week was a great success, raising nearly $1,800 for breast cancer research! The Pink Week committee (Komen Race/Walk for the Cure Team) and SCAVMA hosted talks, bake sales, contests and auctions for charity at the College of Veterinary Medicine through Friday, May 15 to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise money for research. Proceeds benefited Komen Columbus ($975) and the Elizabeth Gee Fund for Breast Cancer Survivorship at The James ($807.78). The highlight of the week was a talk by Dr.
Professor in Veterinary Preventive Medicine discusses H1N1 flu virus
The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, along with Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Director and CEO Michael Caligiuri, and others will speak at the College of Veterinary Medicine's Wexner Auditorium on Monday, May 11 from 12 to 1 p.m. about the inaugural bike tour. The 2009 Pelotonia is a cycling event in which 100 percent of the proceeds go toward cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital. The Pelotonia has four ride routes, each starting in Columbus, from August 28 to 30.
Dr. Nong Inpanbutr of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences has received grant from the Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA).
Lisa Shriver, senior veterinary student in the college, was recognized Friday, April 3 by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees with the Student Recognition Award. Lisa is the valedictorian of the 2009 graduating class with a 3.981 grade point average. She has been matched for a highly competitive internship at Michigan State University in Small Animal General Medicine.
Drs. Brian Scansen and Bob Sherding from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine were chosen as recipients of the 2009 AAVC Residency Award and AAVC Clinical Faculty Achievement Award, respectively. These awards were presented to them at a VCS faculty meeting in front of their peers and colleagues in April.
Dr. G. Gilbert Cloyd, retired Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble and former chair of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees, was inducted into The Ohio State University at Lima Hall of Fame on May 1.
To be considered for the Ohio State Lima Hall of Fame, a candidate must have attended Ohio State Lima at least one quarter, earned an Ohio State degree, and exhibit leadership in their professions and the community.