News and Program Updates


Veterinary Public Health Student Honored at Celebration of Service

from left, Colleen Shocking Dent and Sara DeWitt

Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine student Sara DeWitt was one of 11 students honored Thursday for her involvement in the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer fellowship program at the annual Celebration of Service held at the Ohio Union. The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a national program honoring the great humanitarian, which provides a stipend for graduate students who commit to a year-long partnership with a non-profit agency to support under-served populations. Read More


Veterinary Public Health Program Opens Doors for Graduates:100 Lives Changed

Colleen and her dog

The Veterinary Public Health Specialization (VPH) towards the Master's of Public Health degree at The Ohio State University is celebrating Colleen Shockling Dent, now a second year veterinary student, who has the distinction of becoming the 100th person to have completed the program. 

  “The degree changed my life,” said Shockling Dent. “I just knew I did not want to sit behind a desk all day. There is something thrilling about epidemiology. Being at the front line protecting people from diseases of animal origin is extremely rewarding. I am grateful for the time I spent in the VPH program. I truly believe it opened a lot of doors that were originally closed to me. Read More