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Welcome to the ninth edition of Behavior News, the newsletter designed to keep veterinary staff and other animal handlers up to date on current behavior recommendations for companion animals. In this issue we continue our series on low-stress handling and have a few discussions regarding managing common behavior issues in dogs and cats.
Congratulations to the College of Veterinary Medicine for being recognized by the OSU Wexner Medical Center's "Medicine and the Arts" initiative, a program that advocates art's role in supporting healing during treatment and recovery. Drs. Michelle Harcha and Kate Hayes-Ozello recently accepted a certificate on behalf of the college for receiving the Sir William Osler, MD Award, which celebrates collaborations in Medicine and the Arts.
Congratulations to the 2014 College of Veterinary Medicine Staff Leadership Award Winners, Trudy Busby (Non-Technical) – Education Support Services and Jacqueline Nolting (Technical) – Veterinary Preventive Medicine presented by Dean Lonnie King at the annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon. The awards are given each year to recognize the crucial role of professional staff in accomplishing the
Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Dr. Elizabeth Santschi was interviewed by NBC4 concerning the nasal strip worn by the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes’ winning horse: California Chrome. The strip allows a horse to breathe more freely while it races Santschi said, which caused controversy over whether or not Chrome would be permitted to wear it in future races.
- Anna Marie Skalka, PhD receives the 2013 Distinguished Research Career Award
- Li Wu Receives NIH Award to Study HIV-1 Restriction
- Mamuka Kvaratskhelia’s Laboratory and a Multi-Institution Team of Scientists Identify Bromodomain and Extraterminal Domain (Bet) Proteins as Key Cofactors in Efficient Murine Leukemia Virus Integration and Targeting
- Retrovirology Loses Kuan-Teh Jeang
- Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD receives the 2012 Distinguished Research Career Award
- Kathleen Boris-Lawrie and a multi-institution team of scientists launch the NIH Center for HIV RNA Studies (CRNA)
- Kristine Yoder has been promoted to assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics
- Jesse Kwiek and colleagues lead an outreach effort to develop public health interventions to fight HIV
- Patrick Green receives the inaugural David Derse Memorial Lecture/Award
In a video that has gone viral, a courageous cat, Tara, pounces on a dog three times her size to save one of her owners, a child named Jeremy. Joelle Nielsen, Honoring the Bond Program Coordinator, was interviewed by Channel 6; and Dr. Buffington, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was interviewed by Channel 4.
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an impressive network of alumni employed in all 50 states and around the world. Current students and recent graduates of the college are lucky to have a vast resource of mentors, role models, and potential employers from which to seek career guidance and professional advice.
Doug Palma, 2004 DVM graduate from Ohio State, was recently featured in an ABC news story, Veterinarian Shares Personal Story of Having His Own Dog Put to Sleep.
"It’s our role to guide owners to a decision that’s in the best interest of their pets while helping them come to terms with the passing of their beloved family member," Palma said. "Now when I say, 'I understand,' I do."
Posted May 15, 2014
One-day Bite Prevention seminar
The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association held a bite prevention seminar for veterinary professionals Tuesday, May 20 in honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The one-day workshop took place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Academic Building in the Wexner Auditorium, located at 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio.