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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: August 2010

Welcome to the August 2010 Alumni Reunion Weekend Special Edition of Connect to Veterinary Medicine, offering the latest news and information from the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.

Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Reunion Weekend September 10 – 12, 2010

Join Us to Celebrate 125 Years of Service

This year, the College of Veterinary Medicine also celebrates its 125th anniversary. We hope you'll join us to honor the college's past and future leadership in the advancement of veterinary medicine.

Registration Information

We encourage you to register for Alumni Reunion Weekend by September 3. No refunds will be given after that date. If possible, please take advantage of easy online registration at For questions about registration, please call (614) 292-9296. And remember - attire for the weekend is Buckeye casual.

Continuing Education Registration

Please join us for the fourth Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend Continuing Education Conference, Friday, September 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference will include updates on the newest diagnostics and treatments from expert faculty and a keynote presentation by Colonel Donald L. Noah, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection and Readiness. This conference is open to all veterinarians and technicians. You do not have to be a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine to attend. Registration is $50 and includes 4.5 hours of CE credit, lunch, and refreshments.

Register for the Continuing Education Conference.

Registered attendees will receive a raffle ticket upon check-in at the conference, which will enter them in a drawing for one of the following prizes:

  • Two complimentary registrations to the Ohio State/Royal Canine Symposium on Neurology October 2-3, 2010 ($790 value)
  • One complimentary registration to the Ohio State Canine Laparoscopic Surgery Conference November 6-7, 2010 ($995 value)
  • One complimentary registration to the Ohio State Basic & Intermediate Ultrasound Conference December 11-12, 2010 ($750 value)

In addition, everyone who attends the afternoon session with Ronald Lyman, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM, on hyperbaric oxygen therapy (and arrives by 1:15 p.m.) will receive a free numbered ticket for a lottery on the prizes listed below. The winning tickets will be drawn at the end of the session, at 1:45 p.m.

  • A $100 gift certificate to the Columbus Fish Market restaurant for students attending
  • A $100 gift certificate to the Columbus Fish Market restaurant for faculty, residents and interns attending
  • A $100 gift certificate to the Columbus Fish Market restaurant for all other attendees
  • Two tickets to the Ohio State vs. Miami Hurricanes game on Saturday, September 11

The registration fee for the conference is $50 and must be received by September 3, 2010. If you need to cancel your conference registration at anytime, a $20 cancellation fee will be assessed. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after September 3, 2010. There are no refunds if you are unable to attend. If the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

Alumni Reunion Weekend Events

Friday, September 10

Following the continuing education sessions at the college from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., alumni and friends of the college are invited to the new Ohio Union, located at 1739 N. High St. All afternoon and evening events will be held in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, located on the second floor. Class reunions will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A 20-minute group tour of the magnificent Ohio Union departs at 4:30. The reception and silent auction bidding are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner. The Alumni Society awards presentation and the live auction follow.

View the schedule of events.

Alumni Society Recognition Awards

The Alumni Recognition Awards acknowledge and honor College of Veterinary Medicine alumni who have shown distinction through their professional activities and dedication. Through their time and effort, they have contributed toward the advancement of the veterinary medical profession.

This year, the society will recognize the following alumni:

  • Linda M. Peck, DVM, Class of 1979
  • Marsha L. Heinke, DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM, Class of 1979
  • Jennifer D. Jellison, DVM, Class of 1985

View the Alumni Award winners' biographies.

Help Make the Auctions a Success!

We're counting on your auction donations! Donations for the live and silent auctions are still being accepted. Please notify us by September 3 if you plan to donate so that we can place that information on our website and reserve space for the items at the Ohio Union ballroom. The money raised during Alumni Reunion Weekend auctions allows us to give back to the college. Dedicated alumni such as you have helped make our auctions very successful over the years.

We thank you for your support of Alumni Reunion Weekend and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

On Saturday, September 11, we will host the Alumni Society Annual Membership and Board Meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Wexner Auditorium in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd. Dean Lonnie J. King will give his annual "State of the College" address from 11 a.m. to noon.

The barbecue and tailgate party kicks off at noon and goes until 3 p.m. You can take guided tours of the Veterinary Medical Center during the tailgate, too. Information will be available under the big tent. Kickoff is at 3:40 for the Ohio State vs. Miami Hurricanes football game. Go Bucks!

The Ohio State University Alumni Association Activities

The Ohio State University Alumni Association will be hosting tours on Friday.

View the Alumni Association schedule of events.

Travel and Transportation Information

The Alumni Association has provided information on Columbus hotels and getting around campus. Additional detailed information on schedules and parking will be mailed or e-mailed to alumni who have registered for one or more Veterinary Medicine Alumni Reunion Weekend events. Please note that construction on State Route 315 will be completed prior to Alumni Reunion Weekend. If you need special accommodations for handicapped parking, please e-mail Dr. Michelle Harcha at harcha.2@osu.eduimmediately.

View the visitor's guide and hotel accommodations.

Miami Hurricanes Lottery Ticket Update

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Ohio State vs. Miami Hurricanes football ticket lottery. We were able to accommodate all reunion class members who requested tickets and also had a small number of tickets for additional classes.

Ohio State vs. Illinois Football Ticket Lottery

The Buckeyes will play Illinois on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign-Urbana, IL. The Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society has been given 25 pairs of tickets for this game. We will hold a lottery for the tickets. To enter, please send your name, address, cell phone number, and email address to or call (614) 292-9296, before September 11. Winners will be notified via email after September 13. Each pair of tickets costs $148, which includes a $20 overnight shipping fee. You must be a member of the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society as well as The Ohio State University Alumni Association to participate.

We look forward to seeing you during the Veterinary Medicine Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Last updated: 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:32pm