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Connect to Veterinary Medicine - January 2014

News at the college

New Alumni Society membership model approved for 2014

CVM Alumni SocietyThe Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society has approved a new model for membership. Now, sustaining alumni society members will renew their membership commitment each year through a tax-deductible gift of $50 (or more) to the fund of their choice within the College of Veterinary Medicine. We hope you will embrace this new model - which follows the model of the Ohio State Alumni Association - and view it as an opportunity to continue to build a cohesive, committed and influential alumni body for the college. The goal of the Alumni Society continues to be to support the college and our students. More information will be available in the annual membership mailing being sent to all college alumni in early February.

AAHA Accredited

Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center achieves AAHA Accreditation

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence at both locations following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The VMC-Columbus and the VMC-Dublin have both earned AAHA accreditation. The VMC-Columbus has now been continuously accredited since 1975 (38 years), and the VMC-Dublin achieved this important status after being open for just six months. The accreditation process includes a rigorous review of the hospitals' patient care, practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service. Read more about the accreditation here.

Veterinary Medical Center offers new benefit to Ohio State employees

For the first time, The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) will offer all Ohio State faculty and staff a 10 percent discount on veterinary services. A valid Buck ID must be presented at the time of service in order to receive the discount. Click here for more information.

Clinical Trials

New clinical trial for dogs with Osteoarthritis

A new clinical trial is available for dogs that have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in either the stifle or the elbow. For further details click here.

From our website

PrideMeet Pride!

Video interviews with clients were created for the lobby televisions in the Veterinary Medical Center. All seven videos are available on our YouTube Channel, and we are also featuring them on our web page. This month, you can meet Pride, a horse who was suffering from a serious condition and was bleeding from his nose. Watch this video to learn what Ohio State veterinarians were able to do for Pride.

Veterinarians in the news

Alicia Bertone

Dr. Bertone's research part of Columbus Dispatch feature

Dr. Alicia Bertone's research group is conducting several orthopedic studies to help horses heal faster after surgery and in their recovery from injuries. Click here to read more of this story from the Columbus Dispatch.

Alumni News

Employment opportunities

Veterinarian - Delaware, OH
Delco Animal Hospital, a multi-doctor practice located in Delaware, Ohio, is looking for an experienced veterinarian with the ability to build clientele, practice high quality medicine, and have above average surgical skills and excellent client communication skills. If you feel you are the right individual for this position, submit your cover letter, resume, pay expectations and references to Gary Delfino at

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.

Dr. Elizabeth "Dixie" Brown

Congratulations to Elizabeth "Dixie" Brown, DVM '02, owner of The East West Veterinary Care Clinic! She is the winner of the 2013 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Business Award. This award was bestowed on Dr. Brown for "overcoming adversity to succeed." She bought a practice with old equipment for $800,000. The recession lowered its value to $225,000, but she moved forward with this practice and is succeeding in her business.

Dr. Roger S. Redman

Congratulations to Roger Redman, DVM '90, owner of Ark Veterinary Hospital, Inc. in Wooster, Ohio. He was elected to the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Board of Directors at the annual conference in Kansas City last September. The AAVSB provides quality resources and information for veterinary regulatory agencies in the interest of public protection. Dr. Redman has also served on the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board, appointed by Governors Taft and Kasich, since 2006.

Upcoming Events

Honoring the Bond coordinator presents social work CE session

Joelle Nielsen, program coordinator for the Honoring the Bond program in the Veterinary Medical Center, will present a continuing education workshop for social workers on January 30, 2014 in the College of Social Work. Click here for more information.

Save the Date: North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) Alumni Reception

On Sunday, January 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. join veterinary colleagues and Dr. Lonnie King, dean of the college, at the annual NAVC Alumni Reception. Location will be in Crystal J2-M.

Save the Date: Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC)

On Saturday, February 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. plan to attend the cocktail reception sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society and Novartis Animal Health. Location is still to be determined.

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 the general public and students interested in a career in veterinary medicine.

Thanks to all the support and assistance from our faculty, staff, alumni, and students, last year's Annual Open House was a great success with more than 2,000 participants. We are in the planning stages for this year's event, and look forward to even more success. If you would like a flier to post in your practice to help us promote the event, please send a message to

Save the Date: 2014 OSU Alumni Golf Outing

The 2014 Annual Alumni Golf Outing will be held Monday, June 23 at the Ohio State Golf Club. Registration for this event will commence in March.

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 ($50 of which is applied to your sustaining membership in the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society when funds are directed to support the College of Veterinary Medicine). The following funds are the highest priority areas for the college right now. 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, January 10, 2014 - 2:06pm