BIOS Newsletter: October 2011

Dr. Kathleen Boris-Lawrie will lead the OSU Life Sciences Graduate Network; Dr. Mary Jo Burkhard appointed Co-PI to CEOS Team; Selected publications; Staff feature; Announcements; Wellness news...

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Focusing on Pet Wellness

Focusing on Pet Wellness

We all understand the importance of having routine check-ups for our children and families, but what about our pets? Pets age faster than we do, which makes regular visits to the veterinarian even more important. Pets can have health issues and these routine appointments can help prevent or make an early diagnosis of problems.

Connect to Veterinary Medicine: October 2011

News at the College

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Team travels to Uganda

Six graduate students of multiple disciplines, including two from the College of Veterinary Medicine, traveled to Uganda as part of an initiative for interdisciplinary and international learning.

Dr. Couto featured on ABC 6

Dr. Guillermo Couto was featured in a story that aired on ABC 6 News at 5 on October 18. Dr. Couto discussed the amazing greyhound breed and how the greyhound program at Ohio State is giving injured racing dogs a second chance at life. Watch the video clip.


Issue Four: November 2011

In this issue:

  • Behavior Changes in the Aging Pet: an Overview of Common Problems
  • Behavior Textbook Review
  • Low-Stress Animal Handling part two
  • Preventing Companion Animal Stress and Anxiety During Halloween
  • How Dogs are NOT Wolves part two
  • Product Review: The Easy Walk Harness

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Archie Griffin addresses the Ohio State Alumni Association

In a recent address, The Ohio State University Alumni Association President, Archie Griffin, discussed the status of Ohio State football. There is no doubt that some serious mistakes were made; however, Ohio State is in the process of developing a state-of-the-art, campus-wide compliance program to ensure that this type of situation does not happen again. Additionally, it is unfortunate that the football situation has overshadowed many of Ohio State's amazing achievements.

New bus stop offers greater campus access

Thanks to the Student Leadership Advisory Coucil (SLAC), students, faculty, and staff can catch a CABS bus at the new stop on John Herrick Drive behind the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building. The SLAC worked with the office of Traffic and Parking in order to provide better bus access for the College of Veterinary Medicine campus.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Team travels to Uganda

Six graduate students of multiple disciplines, including two from the College of Veterinary Medicine, traveled to Uganda as part of an initiative for interdisciplinary and international learning. The trip encouraged students to broaden their professional perspective by working with their peers in other disciplines, both in the training stages and in the field, in the belief that it makes for a more vibrant learning environment and because global health issues are so interconnected and complex.

Six faculty members receive research funding from Morris Animal Foundation

Six faculty members at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine received funding from the Morris Animal Foundation for their companion animal health and welfare studies. Research topics range from improving outcomes for shelter cats to numerous cancer studies, including identifying genetic factors of bone cancer. These and other companion animal studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine are helping to advance animal health and welfare worldwide.

Staff Member Stacey Gallant featured in Dog Fancy Magazine

Stacey Gallant, a registered veterinary technician at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center, is featured in the November issue of Dog Fancy magazine. The story, "A Collie's Hero Recovery," tells the story of Molly, one of Stacey's rescued collies. Approximately five years ago Stacey helped rescue Molly after the collie lived through many traumatic experiences. Molly had gone to a shelter with injuries and medical conditions before being pulled by Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio. Stacey, a volunteer for the rescue, took Molly and helped her heal.