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The year 2010 marked an important milestone at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine: the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences celebrated its 40th anniversary. To honor this anniversary as well as the rich history and tradition of the department, a special web page was developed to capture the achievements and meaningful contributions made by faculty, staff and students: read more about the legendary leaders, and accomplishments of faculty, staff and students. Each week, a new historical fact about the department has been added to the list, and by the end of December, 52 of these “points of pride” will be posted.
As you will see, past and present members of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences have published significant research accomplishments world-wide, received numerous teaching and research honors, and have advanced clinical veterinary practice, clinical research, teaching of clinical veterinary medicine to veterinary students, as well as the specialty training of interns, residents and graduate students in highly sought-after training programs.
The department was founded in 1970 when the Departments of Veterinary Clinics, Veterinary Medicine, and Veterinary Surgery and Radiology merged. Dr. Vernon L. Tharp was named acting chair of the new department, and he was also hospital director at the time. The department moved into a new veterinary hospital facility in late 1973, the same building that currently houses the Hospital for Companion Animals and the Hospital for Farm Animals, in the Veterinary Medical Center).
As 2010 closes, we wish to honor the founding faculty members for creating a place where great things happened – and continue to happen - in the field of veterinary medicine at Ohio State, and celebrate the many faculty, staff and students that collectively continue to advance clinical veterinary medicine and the profession.