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Elizabeth Coppelman, a veterinary student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was selected as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow (ASF). Elizabeth was a member of the 2011 inaugural class of Columbus Schweitzer Fellows. She joins 260 other fellows across the country who are working on service projects that address the health needs of underserved individuals and communities. Elizabeth's project was a partnership with Serendipity Stables. She hopes to develop a sustainable program at Serendipity Stables so that those with disabilities can continue their equine therapy for years to come. She will coordinate a group of veterinary students from the college to assist in maintaining a safe environment, as well as providing veterinary care to the horses used in the program.
Elizabeth was recently featured on the ASF's national blog. Click here to read the whole post.
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.