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Please save the date for the 2013 Reunion-Homecoming Weekend. Set for October 18-20, the weekend promises to bring rekindled friendships and continued Buckeye spirit. We invite all College of Veterinary Medicine alumni to visit the campus to rediscover your alma mater, connect with friends and faculty, and see how the college has grown. We hope to see many of you there!
The Veterinary Medical Center sees 35,000 animal patients a year. It is comprised of three hospitals: the Hospital for Companion Animals, the Hospital for Farm Animals, and the Galbreath Equine Center. You’ll receive a level of care that you can’t get anywhere else. You can support our faculty and progams. Go here for more information.
Dr. Andrew Bowman, who is finishing his doctoral degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, was recently featured in a podcast by Ion Torrent, explaining the One Health concept of bi-directional influenza transmission from swine to humans, and from humans to swine at agricultural fairs. To hear the podcast, click here. In the podcast Dr. Bowman discusses a recent paper that he and his colleagues published in the journal, Emerging Microbes and Infections.
An On Campus newspaper story features Christine Kaiser, a DICE program intern who spent the summer in the Advancement Office in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The story also quotes Jenny Bergman, former Alumni and Stewardship Coordinator, and explains how real-life experiences have become a necessary addition to attain a career. Select Ohio State students find internships in the university's advancement offices or colleges through the Development Internship for Career Exploration (DICE) program.
The joys of adopting an older dog are explored by the Columbus Dispatch in an article that quotes our own Dr. Barrett, clinical assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medical Center. A senior dog is one of the most difficult decisions that rescue organizations face because they are hard to place in homes.
Jared Sylvester had always enjoyed playing sports, and he lived a very active lifestyle. Heading into his junior year of college at Miami University, he played on the club lacrosse team. He started experiencing knee pain during the summer but brushed it off. A few months passed, and the pain became unbearable. Jared’s family contacted their good friend, Dr. Mike, for a consultation over the weekend.
When a dog begins to gain weight rapidly, owners might think that they are overfeeding their pet. Bleu’s owners knew something was wrong, and turned to the Veterinary Medical Center. Dr. Brian Scansen, DVM and assistant professor, who works in the Cardiology and Interventional Medicine service, discovered a large tumor inside Bleu’s heart that was blocking blood flow and causing fluid buildup in Bleu’s belly. With his special training in interventional procedures, Dr. Scansen was able to insert a stent across the tumor to improve blood flow and reduce the fluid accumulation.
The Ohio State Health Sciences Ethiopia-One Health partnership is running its summer institute. Faculty members and students from Ohio State are going to Ethiopia this summer to kick-start a pilot project that will focus on three major public-health problems — cervical cancer, food safety and rabies — among other things. The program was founded by Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and director of Global Health programs. The One Health initiative explores efforts to address the links between animal health, human health, and our environment.
The 2013 Companion Animal Remembrance Ceremony was held in May by the Honoring the Bond program at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center. The ceremony allows owners dealing with the death of a pet to gather together for a service. The Honoring the Bond team helps owners to express emotions and memories and provides support during the difficult times.