Ohio State SCAVMA chapter wins award for Josh Project

Each year veterinary students from across the country compete to raise money for the Josh Project Charity. All efforts culminate at the SAVMA symposium where the winners are announced. The Ohio State's SCAVMA chapter started fundraising last year and was awarded third place nationally at this year's Symposium held at Ohio State. Go Bucks!

The Josh Project is an initiative between the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Children's Miracle network. All proceeds help prepare Columbus area children brave the experience of having major surgeries. Each child receives a plush dog and a book called "I'll be O.K." about a brave dog named Josh and his trip to the veterinary office. Next year, the Ohio State chapter hopes to ramp up efforts and take first place so that more children will be able to benefit!

If you are interested in the Josh Project more information can be found on the Josh Project web site.

Posted Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.