Veterinary Teaching Hospital renamed: Veterinary Medical Center

New name showcases breadth of specialty diagnostic and treatment services

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital has been re-named The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, with approval from the University Board of Trustees. The Veterinary Medical Center consists of the Hospital for Companion Animals, the Hospital for Farm Animals, and the Galbreath Equine Center, all under the umbrella of the College of Veterinary Medicine. This change offers the opportunity to promote the breadth and depth of services offered. While our mission will always be centered on educating veterinarians - from our own DVM students to the interns and residents who count on our expertise to guide them to specialty board certification - the new name provides a broader understanding of our diagnostic and specialty treatment capabilities.

We realize there will be a gradual period of transition as we roll out the new name and incorporate it into our daily use and language.  You will soon see our new logo on publications and we will change wording on our website, signage, and on internal documents.

Posted: 4/26/10

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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.