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The week of April 21-26, 2014 is designated National Laboratory Professionals Week. In the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, the professionals in our diagnostic labs provide critical test results that allow our expert veterinarians to recommend appropriate treatments for animals in our Veterinary Medical Center. In addition to the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories, other labs are currently conducting research that ranges from developing an understanding of how viruses replicate to providing blood products for veterinary clinics across the country.
Some traditional spring plants such as Easter lilies are dangerous to our pets. Join Dr. Edward Cooper, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care specialist, for an informative session on common household toxins and how to protect your pets on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center, 601 Vernon Tharp St. Enter on the Coffey Road side of the building (east doors) and go up the stairs. Admission is $5.
Each year, the College of Veterinary Medicine celebrates and showcases research during “Advances in Veterinary Medicine Day,” with a poster competition and keynote address. This year, “Research Day,” as it is also known, will be held on Thursday April 17 and will feature more than 100 research posters with diverse topics ranging from bone growth following surgery to detecting the presence of Salmonella in store-bought chicken. Posters are on public display throughout the day in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd.
Dr. Tom Wittum, professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, was recognized in a brief presentation as a Distinguished University Scholar, a title given to six or fewer Ohio State faculty each year. University Interim President Joe Alutto, Vice President for Research Caroline Whitacre, Assistant Vice President Jan Weisenberger, and College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Lonnie King were on hand during the surprise announcement.
Veterinary ophthalmologists from The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center will offer free sight-saving eye exams for service animals in May. Service dog handlers and owners must pre-register between now and April 30 with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
The College of Veterinary Medicine Annual Open House now has an exciting new attraction! “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” a 1,000 square foot custom-built exhibit housed on an 18-wheel truck will be on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd.
The Veterinary Public Health Specialization (VPH) towards the Master's of Public Health degree at The Ohio State University is celebrating Colleen Shockling Dent, now a second year veterinary student, who has the distinction of becoming the 100th person to have completed the program.
The Expansion and Enhancement project for the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) was recently featured in OnCampus, the faculty staff newspaper for The Ohio State University. The VMC’s Expansion and Enhancement Project (Fund No. 314090) hopes to raise $30 million to create a larger, warmer and friendlier lobby and reception area for the more than 27,000 dogs and cats and their owners who visited the VMC last year.
After a year-long process that included an extensive self-study report and three-day site visit, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has again been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) for the next seven years. This recognition represents the Council’s highest level of achievement for evaluating colleges.