For the first time, The Ohio State University Veterinary
Medical Center (VMC) will offer faculty and staff a 10 percent discount on
veterinary services. A valid Buck ID must be presented at the time of service
in order to receive the discount.
The VMC is a comprehensive specialty referral and emergency
clinic with two locations: the Columbus hospital on campus at 601 Vernon Tharp
St., and in Dublin, Ohio at 5020 Bradenton Ave. The Columbus facility includes three
separate hospitals: the Hospital for Companion Animals, which treats dogs and
cats; the Hospital for Farm Animals, which treats a variety of farm animal
species from cows to alpacas; and the Galbreath Equine Center, which treats
horses, and even includes a farrier for shoeing. The Dublin clinic treats dogs
“We are really pleased to offer this discount to Ohio State
faculty and staff,” said Karin Zuckerman, director of the VMC. “Many people are
unaware of the breadth and depth of medicine available right here for their
animals. We want faculty and staff to choose our hospital when their animal
needs a referral, or has an emergency.”
More than 20 veterinary specialties are available on campus,
which also houses diagnostic capabilities that are typically unavailable at
smaller animal clinics. Specialists work with family veterinarians to provide
treatment plans for complicated cases and injuries. With more than 33,000
animal patient visits last year, the VMC is one of the largest facilities of
its kind in the world. It also houses the country’s largest veterinary Clinical
Trials Office, which is supported by the Center for Clinical and Translational
Sciences in the Wexner Medical Center.
“Our hospital has been open 24 hours a day, seven days a
week for emergency cases for about the past four years,” added Zuckerman. “And
our new facility in Dublin, Ohio is available 24/7 for emergencies as well.”
The discount program is not available for Ohio State
students. While that may be a possibility for the future, as of this time, the
discount is only available for faculty and staff.
The VMC is part of the College of Veterinary Medicine, which
is ranked fifth in the nation among veterinary schools.