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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: August 2012

News at the College

Resident and Intern Certificate Presentation and Awards Ceremony

On June 29, the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and the Veterinary Medical Center held the 2012 Resident and Intern Certificate Presentation and Reception at the Ohio Union. This annual event, attended by over 170 people, is a celebration of the success and achievement of our residents and interns, and marks the culmination of one phase of their careers. Read more about the ceremony and see the complete list of certificate and award recipients here.

Veterinary student receives Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award

The Ohio State Board of Trustees awarded Katie Zatroch, Class of 2013, with one of this year's Student Recognition Awards for her outstanding leadership and dedication to both the veterinary profession and the university. Read more about Katie's accomplishments and the award.

College faculty member receives teaching award from College of Public Health

Dr. Armando Hoet, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and assistant clinical professor in the College of Public Health, received the College of Public Health's 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Hoet also serves as director of the Veterinary Public Health master's program and leads the Farm to Table study. Read more about Dr. Hoet's work and the award.

Veterinary student receives prestigious scholarship for second year in a row

The Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC) announced that Ohio State senior veterinary student Amanda Sherman will receive the coveted Harold D. Wetterberg Foundation Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Wetterberg Foundation's scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding veterinary students who are from or currently reside in New Jersey. This will be the second year in a row that Amanda has been awarded the scholarship. Read more about Amanda's academic career here.

Veterinary Medicine in the News

Veterinary medicine contributes nearly $2 billion to Ohio's economy

In Ohio, veterinary medicine contributes $1.96 billion to the economy and provides protection to Ohio's $107 billion agricultural industry – the largest single industry in the state. Beyond caring for the family pet, veterinarians are engaged in biomedical research, conservation medicine, and public health; they find themselves at the forefront of the world's most challenging issues, from food safety and security, to detection and control of emerging infectious diseases. Read more about veterinary medicine's impact on public health and the economy.

Upcoming Events

Start of classes, August 22

After years of planning the college will celebrate its first autumn semester with the start of classes on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, in addition to welcoming the Class of 2016.

August 10th deadline for the Reunion-Homecoming Weekend Football Ticket Lottery

Reunion-Homecoming Weekend will take place on October 5-7, 2012. For a full schedule of activities, visit us online. If you are a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society, and celebrating your reunion year (1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007) you are eligible to opt-in to the football ticket lottery. The deadline to enter the football ticket lottery is August 10th.  You can register now by clicking here.

In Memoriam

Please accept our most sincere apologies for misspelling Dr. Graber's name in the July edition of Connect to Vet Med.

Dr. Jay Eugene "Gene" Graber (DVM 1955)

Jay Eugene "Gene" Graber, DVM, of Plain City, died in May at Springfield Masonic Community. Dr. Graber was born in 1928 in Orville, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1950. He received his DVM degree from Ohio State in 1955 and went on to serve in various branches of the U.S. Army and Ohio National Guard, achieving the rank of Colonel. He retired after a career with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Industry. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marynell (Walker) and parents Jay B. and Mary K. Graber. He is survived by children, Holly (Kenny) Boerger, Julie Graber (Dave Parfrey), and Ben (Chris) Graber; brother, David P. Graber; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Indiana Chapter (

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 4:48pm