SCAVMA's Vet Olympics 2009 Benefits Animals

Shelter Outreach Services of Ohio Received a Donation

The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association raised $716 during Vet Olympics 2009 to benefit Shelter Outreach Services of Ohio. SOS of Ohio is a non-profit veterinary clinic that provides affordable, high-quality spay and neuter services to shelters and low-income families in Greater Columbus.

The donation was presented to SOS of Ohio by Katie Collins, president-elect of SCAVMA, Ashlie Saffire, vice president of SCAVMA, Dr. Melanie DeHaan, founder and medical director of SOS of Ohio, and Josh Cope, president of SCAVMA. Vet Olympics 2009 featured the Class of 2011 against the Class of 2010 in a variety of activities such as relay races, a volleyball game, and dodgeball.

SCAVMA presenting check to Shelter Outreach of Ohio

By Michelle Fehribach

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

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.