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Thanks to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, a feline leukemia vaccine was commercially developed in 1984. The Columbus Dispatch wrote an article featuring this breakthrough to help celebrate the bicentennial of Columbus. Click here to read more.
Dr. Lonnie King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State has published an op-ed piece in Huffington Post called "The Age of Contagion." Emerging infectious diseases are typcially zoonotic - starting in an animal population and moving to people. This threat to public health must be met with new methods of research for detection, prevention, and cures.
For Broad University Messaging (websites have not been updated as of yet, but will by this weekend)
Major Road Closures on 11/10 for Ohio State Four Miler Event - Plan for Significant Traffic, Parking, CABS Impacts
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The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center recently distributed a booklet that features some of our patients’ stories. Showcasing these patient stories allows readers to see diverse care provided at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) and how it has impacted real people’s lives and improved their animals’ health.
Veterinarians and pet owners are being asked to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist with an on-going investigation into suspected contamination of jerky treats. The story on their website "Why are jerky treats making pets sick?" references an investigation that started in 2007, when reports first began to surface linking symptoms of illness to consumption of jerky treats, some of which were manufactured in China.
It’s that time of year again in central Ohio – the prospect of fall is on the horizon, bringing with it crisp, cool weather, a new academic semester, and Buckeye football, among other things.
Veterinary students at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2015 hosted the 8th annual “Vets for Pets” 5k walk/run on Sunday, Oct. 27 to promote fitness and fun in the name of a great cause. This year 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to the Capital Area Humane Society. Friendly pets were welcome to participate in the race.
On Friday, October 18 four alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine and two faculty members in the Veterinary Medical Center recieved special recognition from the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society as part of the festivities of Reunion-Homecoming Weekend. Alumni Society Recognition Award winners include: Dr. Maurice H. Docton, Class of 1978; Dr. Martin P. Hines, Class of 1946; Dr. Michael Hockman, Class of 1966; and Dr. Stephen M. Reed, Class of 1976.
Meet the first therapy dog for the National Parks Service
Dr. Ronaldo da Costa, an Ohio State veterinary neurologist, and associate professor in Veterinary Clinical Sciences, diagnosed Theo, a Doberman, with “Wobbler Syndrome.” This is a condition common to Doberman dogs, where discs in their necks need extra support to reduce contact with the spinal cord. A new procedure allowed Dr. Ronaldo da Costa to put in titanium discs to provide the support needed. Watch the video to learn what Ohio State veterinarians were able to do for Theo.