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Veterinary Public Health Club educates community and wins award at Open House event

Ohio State’s Veterinary
Public Health (VPH) Club won best student club presentation at this year’s
American Association of Public Health Veterinarians (AAPHV) open house event.
More than 3,000 members of the community were in attendance and participated in
the club’s activities.

The club’s interactive
displays highlighted the important ways that veterinary medicine contributes to
maintaining public health, especially in the areas of food safety and
epidemiology. Visitors had the chance to learn about food inspection, identify
ticks that carry Lyme Disease, find the source of a “zomberculosis” epidemic,
and try on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a part of an exercise in
handling “suspicious powder” found in an envelope.

See the club’s booth on
page 4 of the AAPHV’s newsletter.

Read more about Ohio
State’s Master’s in Veterinary Public Health program here.

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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.

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