Ohio State faculty publish article on how veterinary schools fulfill the research mission of land-grant institutions

This year marked the 150th anniversary year of the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862. This seminal piece of legislation allowed for the establishment of land-grant institutions in the United States. As a means of reflecting on the impact that the land-grant system has made on veterinary medicine and how colleges of veterinary medicine have fulfilled the land-grant principles, specifically the research mission of land-grant institutions, Drs. Rustin Moore, John Hubbell, and Lonnie King wrote an article that was recently published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The article, “The role of the colleges of veterinary medicine in realizing the research mission of land-grant institutions to promote animal, human, and environmental health”, considers the far-reaching benefits of the investments in veterinary medical education and research on the well being of animals, people, society, and the economy. Highlighted are the roles and contributions made by colleges of veterinary medicine in the advancement of science and how the colleges positively impact animal, human, and environmental health. Access the full article.