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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: December 2013

News at the college

Renovated space provides new research opportunities

Newly renovated space in Goss Laboratory, home to the Department of Veterinary Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has added 9,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space. The new labs will allow an expansion of research and teaching related to infectious diseases. The $3.9 million upgrade was made possible by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about the renovated space here.

Jo JoMeet JoJo – She' on a roll!

JoJo is a potbellied pig that suffered a ruptured disc, and thanks to Ohio State she is making a great recovery from surgery and using a wheeled cart to get around. Her care started with Dr. Caroline Lodge, resident in Farm Animal Medicine, and included Dr. Laurie Cook, neurosurgeon, who offered surgical expertise in this unusual case. Local ABC affiliate WSYX Channel 6 covered her story, which was then picked up by several other ABC affiliates, as well as Good Morning America. Link to more of her story here

Veterinarians in the news

Lonnie KingDr. King featured in Huffington Post

Dr. Lonnie King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State has published an opinon-editorial piece in Huffington Post called "The Age of Contagion." Emerging infectious diseases are typically zoonotic - starting in an animal population and moving to people. Read more here.

EthiopiaEthiopia is in the spotlight "OnCampus"

Ethiopia has been buzzing around Ohio State's campus through different news stories featuring our own professors. Dr. Gebreyes, director of Global Health programs at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of the professors and is featured in an OnCampus news article about Ethiopia. Read more here.

FDA seeks assistance with illnesses caused by jerky treats

FDAVeterinarians and pet owners are being asked to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist with an on-going investigation into suspected contamination of jerky treats. The story on their website "Why are jerky treats making pets sick?" references an investigation that started in 2007, when reports first began to surface linking symptoms of illness to consumption of jerky treats, some of which were manufactured in China. Click here to read more.

Alumni News

Employment Opportunities

  • Associate Veterinarian – Cape May, NJ
    OceanView Veterinary Hospital is looking to hire two to three veterinarians for their practice, part-time or full-time. It is a 24-hour hospital that is well-equipped and has an excellent staff. Will cover CE and relocation expenses. Located in Cape May, the practice is 10 min. from the beach and 30 min. from Philadelphia. For more information, check out
    If interested, please contact Ohio State Alumnus Dr. Ira S. Niedweske, at Phone: (609) 486-5025 or email:
  • Animal Lab Director – Concord, OH
    Ricerca Biosciences, LLC is seeking an Animal Lab Director. DVM or DMD and a minimum of four to eight years of relevant experience; DACLAM certification is highly desirable and proven experience in in vino GLP compliant projects is preferred. Management and regulatory experience is also preferred and previous experience in a contract research organization is highly desirable. The ideal candidate would possess excellent communication, interpersonal and technical skills, as well as knowledge of and compliance with Good Laboratory Practices. Other qualifications: Ability to supervise and schedule staff of technicians and coordinators; address problems, conflicts or difficulties arising within the department and implement solutions; facilitate and provide status updates to director of Drug Safety and other officers. To apply or if you have further questions, email your resume and cover letter to Susanne Zunk at
  • Associate Veterinarian – Centerville, OH
    Evergreen Veterinary Hospital, a growing companion animal practice, is seeking a veterinarian interested in working in a family-friendly, two to three doctor hospital with high contact with the clients, and interested in buying this practice. Potential applicants are invited to view our practice website. This is an established P/T to F/T position Please send cover letter and resume in confidence by US Mail.
    Contact Name: Kathy Grant DVM, Email:
    6600 Centerville Business Pkwy, Centerville, OH 45459

Send us your accomplishments

Alumni – please send your latest achievements to Melissa Weber, Director of Communications and Marketing at the college, so we can put them in our future Connect to Vet Med newsletters.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Annual Open House, April 5, 2014

The 2014 Annual Open House will be held Saturday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Annual Open House is an opportunity to promote the profession of veterinary medicine, the college and our Veterinary Medical Center to visitors to our campus.

Thanks to all the support and assistance from our faculty, staff, alumni, and students, last year' Annual Open House was a great success with more than 2,000 participants. We are in the planning stages for the next big event, and look forward to even more success.

Save the Date: 2014 OSU Alumni Golf Outing

The 2014 Annual Alumni Golf Outing will be held Monday, June 23.

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. Some or all of these funds can be directed to support the College of Veterinary Medicine, or the area of your choice.

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

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 student scholarships
  • Veterinary Biosciences Support Fund - 301456
    For research discovery 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 veterinary preventive medicine

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Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10:58am