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Out of more than 6,200 applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across North America, 162 of the best and brightest made the cut to call themselves the Class of 2015 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
There are 143 women and 19 men who will join the college, with 63 coming from beyond the Ohio borders. They ranged in age, upon acceptance, from 20 to 39.
On Thursday, September 8, 2011 the College of Veterinary Medicine held the End of the Summer RETREAT in the Veterinary Medical Academic Building. This event signified the conclusion of the 2011 Veterinary Scholar Summer Research Program and served as an avenue for students to display their research posters. This year, 49 veterinary students participated in the research program. This is the largest number of students to take part in the program since it began.
Researchers have determined that anxiety associated with being in a veterinary hospital elevates the blood pressure in retired racing greyhounds - a breed known for their higher-than-average blood pressure. Dr.Guillermo Couto, professor of veterinary clinical sciences and a long-time greyhound advocate and expert, is the senior author of the study.
The story is being featured by The Ohio State University's Research Communications. See the whole story here.
At the Alumni Reunion Weekend that took place September 9-11, members of the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society received awards for their accomplishments. The John Lyman Jr. Award, the Charles W. Fox Award, the Special President’s Award, and Alumni Society Recognition Awards were presented to the winners (see below) on Friday, September 9 at the banquet held at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.
John Lyman Jr. Award for Clinical Teaching Excellence
Elizabeth Coppelman, a veterinary student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was selected as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow (ASF). Elizabeth was a member of the 2011 inaugural class of Columbus Schweitzer Fellows. She joins 260 other fellows across the country who are working on service projects that address the health needs of underserved individuals and communities. Elizabeth's project was a partnership with Serendipity Stables.
The 100-year-old Ugolin horse painting that was famously displayed in the rotunda of the old Veterinary Clinic building on Neil Avenue for nearly half a century, has been recently restored. Its new home over the fireplace in the Hummel Grand Lounge in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building will allow more people to enjoy the well-known painting.
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(1958 – 2011)
It is with the deepest regret and sadness that we inform our College family, friends and colleagues of the untimely passing of Dr. Grant S. Frazer in late July 2011.
Alumni Reunion Weekend, September 9 – 11, 2011
Plan to join your classmates and colleagues for Alumni Reunion Weekend starting Friday, September 9. Traditional events include the Continuing Education Conference, Friday banquet, Alumni Recognition Awards, and class reunions. This Special Edition Newsletter has all the details including the schedule and registration information.
On Saturday morning, as Pelotonia participants rode their bikes down Olentangy River Road, they were “serenaded” by members of the Capital City Pipes and Drums. The group was positioned on the bridge that crosses the road and the river at the Drake Union (just north of John Herrick Drive). Scott Caputo, John McCullough, and Mike Kelley played for the riders. Other college supporters also cheered on the riders as they pedaled under the bridge.