Client shares story of Labrador retriever, Elly

“We all have certain friends – even the four-legged kind –who enter our lives and leave indelible marks (or paw prints) on our hearts,” said Judy Thompson about her daughter's family dog Elly in an article featured recently in The Columbus Dispatch, under the “first person” section of the paper.

Issue 11: May 2015

Welcome to the eleventh 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 discuss some of the benefits of low-stress handling in small animal practice and some insight on dairy cow behavior and welfare.

Dr. Robert Hummel receives 2015 Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Robert C. HummelDr. Robert C. Hummel, alumnus of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of '61, is one of six individuals to be honored this year by the Board of Trustees with a Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes those "who have rendered exceptional service...and have provided a broad spectrum of services to the university in both official and unofficial capacities." 

Article on mental health in the veterinary profession quotes Dr. Brandt

Dr. Jennifer BrandtDVM 360's recently published story, "The burden of care: Know the risks of your mental health," features Dr. Jennifer Brandt, Veterinary Student Affairs & Admissions and adjunct faculty member in Counseling and Consultation Services. 

Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching goes to Dr. Teresa Burns

Dr. Teresa Burns, assistant clinical instructor in Equine Field Services, was named a recipient of a 2015 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of 10 faculty members at The Ohio State University for their teaching excellence. Students, faculty and alumni may nominate faculty, and the winners are then chosen by a committee of students, previous recipients and alumni. 

Alumnus receives award

Dr. C. Richard Beckett, 1960 graduate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and 2002 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the college, was honored recently for his work and support as a board member for the University of Findlay. After retiring as Chair of the University of Findlay's Board of Trustees in 2014 following 30 years of service, Dr. Beckett received the 2015 Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges’ Earl F. Morris Trustee Award.

Celebrating the importance of our laboratory experts

ASC National Lab Professionals WeekThis week is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an annual celebration of all the laboratory professionals, pathologists, microbiologists, parasitologists and residents who play a critical role in veterinary and medical care. Please take the time this week to show your appreciation to those associated with:

Reducing the risk of pet-associated zoonotic infections

Dr. Jason Stull study on pet-associated zoonotic infectionsMany people know that diseases can be transmitted from animals to humans, but few consider the risks correlated with household pets.

Canine influenza outbreak

A canine influenza outbreak has been reported in the Chicago area. This is a new strain of virus - H3N2 - previously seen only in Asia, according to a report from Cornell University.

Dogs may exhibit symptoms that include:
eye and nose discharge,
mild fever,
reduced appetite,
lack of energy (lethargy) and

Starting Off on the Right Paw - Tips from Dr. Meghan Herron

Dr. Meghan Herron, behavior specialist in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, will lecture on the social and behavioral nature of puppies and how to use this knowledge when introducing them into a home. She will give her lecture, "Starting Off on the Right Paw - The Basics of Puppy Behavior and Problem Prevention," from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium.