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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: August 2013

News at the College

Global programs continue to expand

The Ohio State Health Sciences Ethiopia-One Health partnership is running its summer institute. Faculty members and students from Ohio State are going to Ethiopia this summer to kick-start a pilot project that will focus on three major public-health problems Ñ cervical cancer, food safety and rabies Ñ among other things. The program was founded by Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and director of Global Health programs. The One Health initiative explores efforts to address the links between animal health, human health, and our environment. Read more on the global programs here.


Dispatch story quotes Dr. Barrett

The joys of adopting an older dog are explored by the Columbus Dispatch in an article that quotes our own Dr. Barrett, clinical assistant professor in Veterinary Medical Center. A senior dog is one of the most difficult decisions that rescue organizations face because they are hard to place in homes. Read more about the decisions involved in adopting an older dog here.


Dr. Bowman featured in Ion Torrent podcast

Dr. Andrew Bowman, who is finishing his doctoral degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, was recently featured in a podcast by Ion Torrent, explaining the One Health concept of bi-directional influenza transmission from swine to humans, and from humans to swine at agricultural fairs. Listen to the podcast and read more about Dr. Bowman’s story here.


Meet Bleu!

When a dog begins to gain weight rapidly, owners might think that they are overfeeding their pet. Bleu’s owners knew something was wrong, and turned to the Veterinary Medical Center. Read and see more of Bleu’s story here.


Alumni News

Alumnus featured in Rutgers' publication

Dr. Barry Adler, founder and director of the Woodbridge Veterinary Group in Woodbridge, New Jersey, shows the magnitude of how much he cares through his practice and through his alma maters. Dr. Adler makes several visits each year to both his undergraduate alma mater Rutgers University, and the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his DVM in 1977 and his MS in 1979. He manages to stay involved with both programs. Rutgers recently featured a story about him. Read more of the story here.

Student Updates

Internships provide real-life experiences

An On Campus newspaper story features Christine Kaiser, a DICE program intern who spent the summer in the Advancement Office in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The story also quotes Jenny Bergman, former Alumni and Stewardship Coordinator, and explains how real-life experiences have become a necessary addition to attain a career. Select Ohio State students find internships in the university’s advancement offices or colleges through the Development Internship for Career Exploration (DICE) program. Read more here.

Continuing Education

Small Animal Dermatology and Otology

Columbus, OH – October 12-13, 2013
The 2013 Ohio State and IAMS Symposium focuses on treatment of common skin and ear diseases of dogs and cats. Experienced clinical experts share their approaches to diagnosis and treatment strategies that you can immediately incorporate into your practice. Presentations span two information-packed days and provide 15 focused, practical hours of continuing education credit. Each day will conclude with a question and answer session. For more information click here.

Upcoming Events

Orientation and Convocation

Orientation for the Class of 2017 in the College of Veterinary Medicine will be held August 14 through August 16, 2013. The Convocation Ceremony will be at the Union on August 16, 2013 from 10:30am to 12:00pm and will offer a formal welcome to these new students.

Health and Wellness Summit

The Health and Wellness Summit will take place on September 25 and 26, 2013. It is intended for administrators and mental health professionals from Colleges of Veterinary Medicine across the globe. Please register for the Summit via this link no later than August 15, 2013: To review the agenda and for more information click here.

Register for 2013 Reunion-Homecoming Weekend

Please save the date for the 2013 Reunion-Homecoming Weekend. Set for October 18-20, the weekend promises to bring rekindled friendships and continued Buckeye spirit. We invite all College of Veterinary Medicine alumni to visit the campus to rediscover your alma mater, connect with friends and faculty, and see how the college has grown. We hope to see many of you there! Don’t worry, football tickets are still available! Check the website for eligibility requirements. For more information and to register click here. Registration is now open.


Pelotonia is a grass-roots organization with One Goal: To End Cancer. This year’s College team consists of riders from every class, graduate students, and faculty, and we are SO CLOSE to being the largest Peloton in Team Buckeye! If the thought of getting on a bike again or the fundraising goals of riders seems too daunting, we urge you to become a virtual rider. No riding, no volunteering, just a $10 donation with your registration. It’s the easiest way to become a part of this! Help us become the biggest Peloton in Team Buckeye!

Any additional donations you care to make to our team, regardless of registration status can be made here:

Info on becoming a virtual rider:

Virtual Rider registration:

Thanks for considering a donation or joining our team!
Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Peloton

Alumni Updates

The Ohio State University Alumni Association Membership

You can become a sustaining member of the Ohio State Alumni Association, with an annual gift of $75 or more, which can also support the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Just a few funds to consider:

  • Veterinary Medical Center Enhancement and Expansion Fund — 314090
    To provide funds for the enhancement and expansion of the Veterinary Medical Center
  • Veterinary Medicine Students First — Students Now Scholarship Fund — 308457
    To support veterinary students
  • Veterinary Biosciences Support Fund — 301456
    For animal research and for support of Veterinary Biosciences
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences Advancement Fund — 301106
    To support veterinary clinical sciences
  • Veterinary Preventive Medicine Support Fund — 306355
    To support preventive medicine

You can complete your OSUAA membership by making a gift online.

In Memoriam

Harry Rozmiarek

Harry Rozmiarek, DVM ’62, of Philadelphia, PA died unexpectedly in June 2013 at age 74. He obtained his PhD from Ohio State in 1976. Dr. Rozmiarek grew up on a dairy farm in northern Wisconsin, where his interest in veterinary medicine grew and prompted him toward a career in the field, which Dr. Rozmiarek started by attending the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1958. Although he initially planned to care for dairy cows as part of a private practice, Dr. Rozmiarek’s path changed in 1962, when he received a letter drafting him in to the United States Army upon completion of his degree. By the time Dr. Rozmiarek retired from the Army in 1983, he had achieved the rank of Colonel, completed a master’s degree and residency in laboratory animal medicine, become board certified in the field, earned his doctorate in immunology from The Ohio State University, and been elected national President of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). A respected and cherished member of Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R’s) Board of Directors since 1990, more information on Dr. Rozmiarek’s affiliation with PRIM&R can be found here. Beloved husband of Jane and devoted father of Edward (Michele), Daniel, Carol, and Andrew (Lael); also survived by 5 grandchildren, Sarah, Anna, Joshua, Cordelia and Kaikane; and 4 brothers, Irvin, Ralph, Donald and Joseph. Donations in Harry’s memory may be made to the Harry Rozmiarek Animal Science Scholarship Fund sent to Salem Five Bank, 495 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. The scholarship will be presented to graduates of Pulaski High School, Pulaski, Wisconsin, Harry’s alma mater. His obituary can be found here.



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Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 11:02am