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Veterinary Clinical Sciences celebrates 40 years

Veterinary Clinical Sciences celebrates 40 years!

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. 

Read more about the legendary leaders, and accomplishments of faculty, staff and students >>

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