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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: February 2012

News at the College

Jack Hanna and Hospital Director Karin Zuckerman"Into the Wild" Features Galbreath Equine Center

Recently Jack Hanna visited the Veterinary Medical Center's Galbreath Equine Center for a segment on his television show "Into the Wild." Hanna and crew were met by Dr. Alicia Bertone, professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery, who showed them around the equine facilities. Dr. Bertone discussed different diagnostic methods for osteoarthritis in horses as well as a new clinical trial for horses with osteoarthritis that she is currently working on. View pictures and watch the video of Jack Hanna's visit to the VMC.

Dr. Liesa Rihl Stone to Lead Advancement for Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Liesa Rihl Stone, a veterinarian and alumna of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has accepted the position of Chief Advancement Officer for the college. This new position in administration will bring together the functions of communications, alumni relations, and fund raising into a cohesive unit to advance the university's message of excellence. More information is available:

The latest Global Health Newsletter now available

The latest edition of the College of Veterinary Medicine's Global Health Quarterly News and Updates is now available online. Information in this edition includes updates on projects in global health that veterinary students have participated in, global health funding opportunities, and information from the 1st International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) held last September.

Updates from the Office of Continuing Education

Upcoming CE Conferences:

  • Equine Breeding Management Conference
    • Date: March 3-4, 2012
    • Location: The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
    • Course Fee: $600 with the lab, $250 for lecture only
    • Description: The 2012 Equine Artificial Insemination and Breeding Management Short Course is designed to provide horse breeders and veterinarians with an opportunity to learn breeding strategies to optimize fertility of mares and stallions. Dr. Wendy Vaala, VMD, Diplomate American College of Internal Medicine currently Senior Equine Technical Service veterinarian at Merck Animal Health will speak on the reproductive health management of healthy and high-risk pregnant mares and the care of the newborn foal. Additionally, information regarding the collection, handling, and shipping of genetic material to assisted reproduction centers will be discussed. 13 CE hours
  • Infectious Disease Conference
    • Date: March 17-18, 2012
    • Location: The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
    • Course Fee: $195
    • Description: Join us for a special two-day conference that features new information on important infectious diseases of dogs and cats. The material will be presented by clinical infectious disease experts from small animal teaching hospitals across North America. Attendees will be brought up to date with information on topics such as canine infectious respiratory disease, vector-borne infectious diseases of dogs and cats, bartonellosis, antibiotic susceptibility test interpretation, fungal disease, and vaccination. The emphasis will be on information that is relevant to small animal practice. This is a unique event that should not be missed. The conference is designed for veterinarians, and technicians are also welcome. 12 CE hours
  • International Camelid Health Conference
    • Date: March 21-25, 2012
    • Location: The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
    • Course Fee: $800 with the lab, $750 without the lab
    • Description: This course is open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Five days of intense seminar for all levels of camelid practice. Practitioners entering camelid practice as well as seasoned veterans will benefit from this exhaustive state-of-the-art CE conference featuring world experts in the field of camelid medicine and surgery. 42 CE hours

Online CE Course:

  • Disorders of Sodium: Hypernatremia and Hyponatremia
    • Course Fee: $40
    • Description: This online continuing education course will explain how the body regulates extracellular fluid volume and water balance, how hypernatremia and hyponatremia arise, and how hyponatremia can occur with both extracellular fluid volume depletion and volume expansion. 1 CE hour

To view brochures for these and other continuing education courses, or to register for a course please visit the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Continuing Education.

Alumni Updates

Associate Veterinarian position available in North Carolina

A small animal practice in Brevard, NC (just outside of Asheville) is seeking a DVM associate with fast potential to become partner. Please contact Dr. Kathy Raybuck for more information: Animals of Eden Veterinary Hospital, 65 Cassell Rd., Brevard, NC, (828) 884-3647

Upcoming Events

Midwest Veterinary Conference

The 2012 Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) will be held February 23-26, 2012 at the Columbus Convention Center. Visit the Midwest Veterinary Conference website for more information. Be sure to visit the College of Veterinary Medicine booth in the exhibit hall.

Alumni Reception at the Midwest Veterinary Conference

The Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society and the College of Veterinary Medicine will host an Alumni Reception at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Please plan to join the dean and board members of the Veterinary Alumni Society on Saturday, February 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception will be held in Delaware AB at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel.

2012 Football Ticket Lottery

The deadline to participate in the 2012 Ohio State Alumni Association Football Ticket Lottery is March 1, 2012. Ohio State alumni who are active, paid members of the Alumni Association by March 1 will be eligible to participate in the 2012 Football Ticket Lottery which will be held in May. Season-ticket holders and associate or complimentary members of the Association are not eligible to participate in the lottery. Those eligible for the lottery can apply for the opportunity to purchase a pair of tickets to a randomly selected home game during the Buckeyes' 2012 season. This year's home schedule includes Miami (OH), Central Florida, California, UAB (Alabama-Birmingham), Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois, and Michigan. For more information, please visit the lottery home page.

Annual Open House

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will open its doors to the public once again. This year's Annual Open House will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine). Activities include informational seminars, animal demonstrations, and the Children's Activity Center. Admission is free, and online pre-registration is highly recommended. Visit the website for more information about the Open House and to pre-register for this event.

Save the date for the Alumni Golf Outing!

The 2012 Alumni Golf Outing will take place on Monday, June 25. It will be held at the beautiful Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course, 3605 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221. More information will be available in the future. We hope to see you there!

In Memoriam

Harry James Schadler (DVM 1952)

Dr. Harry James Schadler, 86, passed away in December. Harry was born December 7, 1925 in New York to Harry and Charlotte Schadler. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine with his DVM in 1952. He soon set up a veterinary practice on the south side of Columbus. His love of animals kept him involved with his practice for over five decades. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Priode Schadler, and is survived by his sons, Tod and Hap.

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Monday, February 13, 2012 - 2:47pm