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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.
Congratulations to our graduate students on their recent accomplishments!
Santiago Bas successfully passed his final oral exam and defended his PhD dissertation on “Improving Reproductive Performance through the Development of a Dairy Herd Index, Intrauterine Hormone Delivery or Insemination Technique in Lactating Cows”.
Columbus, OH- The plucky seven-year-old American Paint Horse named Northstar, who was doused in an unknown accelerant and set on fire in Crawford County, PA last summer, continues to make great progress towards healing.
The January-February issue of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine features a story about the Marysville Large Animal Service called, "Creature Comfort," by Lynne Bonenberger. The story includes an interview with Director Dr. Bimbo Welker, as well as several photos of senior students in action caring for animal patients. With permission from the Alumni Association, you can download/read the full story here.
Kent Hoblet, DVM ’71, MS, ’84, Dipl. ACVPM, has been named president-elect of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) for 2012-2013. Dr. Hoblet, dean of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will assume the presidency of the group in the next academic year.
Famke Aeffner, DVM, has been awarded an Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship from the Graduate School. This fellowship is the most competitive and prestigious scholarly recognition provided by the Graduate School. It recognizes outstanding scholarship and research ability, and provides recipients with the opportunity to devote full time to their dissertation research.
Yasuko Rikihisa, professor of veterinary biosciences at Ohio State University, is lead author of a research study that appears online this week in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study shows bacteria that cause the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis in humans create their own food supply by hijacking a process in host cells that normally should help kill the patho
With the realization that nearly 70 percent of human emerging diseases, including foodborne pathogens, are likely to be zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans), The Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health have recently opened the admissions process to the Veterinary Public Health (VPH) specialization towards the Master of Public Health degree (MPH).