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The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center took part at the Channel 10 Health and Fitness Expo from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on August 16 and 17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall D. The event had a great turnout and included cooking and fitness demos, celebrity appearances, information on wellness topics from hundreds of exhibitors, activities for kids and free and discounted health screenings.
-Cats in Control-
Tony Buffington, DVM, MS, PhD, is on a mission to improve the standard of living for cats and the people who love them.
Buffington, a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, is recognized around the world by researchers and veterinarians alike for his work in linking everyday stressors to feline illnesses, including urinary tract disorders. He hopes to reach the much broader audience of cat owners through a new digital book and iTunes U course.
News at the College
Behavioral Medicine Clinic treats problem pets
Roger, a 2-year-old mixed breed dog, was wreaking havoc on his new owners' home. The owners thought Roger was acting out, but after careful examination and thorough history taking, Meghan Herron, DVM, DACVB, director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic at Ohio State, determined that Roger had separation anxiety, a psychological disorder common to recently adopted rescue and shelter dogs.
Congratulations to Dr. Blake Eason Hildreth III, in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, for receiving second place in the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Young Investigators Award competition!
Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, alumna of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary medicine, has been chosen as one of 20 finalists to be named America’s Favorite Veterinarian of 2014. Otto is now an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the founding director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, a canine education and research facility in Philadelphia. The center also trains service dogs for search and rescue, police, bomb detection and more.
Dean Lonnie J. King and the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society invite alumni and guests to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Reception at the 2014 American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado.
Roger, a 2-year-old mixed breed dog, was wreaking havoc on his owners’ home. His fuzzy face had won their hearts at the local shelter, but the first time they left him alone at home, he chewed his way out of his crate, tore open couch cushions, chewed up the remote control and three pairs of shoes, then spewed the contents of the trash bag all over the house – all within a period of 90 minutes! To make matters worse, he had urinated and defecated in the middle of the living room.