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Ohio State Student Interns with Canadian Veterinary Unit

Wendy Kuceyeski, a senior veterinary student, was the first student to intern with Superior North Mobile Veterinary Services in Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Carl Bowyer, a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, owns the mobile clinic which services the north shore of Lake Superior from the city of Terrace Bay in the east to Chapleau in the west. Veterinary technician, Alyssa MacDonald, and clinic cat, Forest, regularly travel the 600-650 miles per week with Dr. Bowyer providing veterinary services to rural Ontario. Dr. Bowyer has been offering his mobile veterinary services for over a year, and started his practice after seeing many clients drive 5 hours or more to a clinic in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Read more about Wendy's experience.

Dr. Kohn Featured on "Ask the Vet"

Dr. Catherine Kohn, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, was featured on "Ask the Vet" sponsored by "Ask the Vet" is a series of online articles and live chats designed to allow horse owners to get sound advice on a number of equine topics. Dr. Kohn was one of the featured experts for a webinar, an online seminar, titled "Healthy, Safe Trailering" and answered questions and offered trailering advice to webinar participants. Dr. Kohn was featured on the live webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Follow the link to learn more about "Ask the Vet."

Veterinary Medicine Alumni Featured by Ohio State Alumni Association

The Ohio State Alumni Association and its partners around the university are taking a closer look at the breadth and depth of alumni accomplishment around the globe. The Alumni Association is highlighting alumni who have achieved professional success, provided significant cultural influence, or shown an acute sense of civic responsibility. Recently, Dr. Gil Cloyd (DVM 1969) and Dr. Leisa Stone (DVM 1983) were both featured. Click here to view video clips.

Dr. Jeff Lakritz Interviewed for Milk Safety Story

Dr. Jeff Lakritz, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently interviewed by 10TV News for a story concerning milk safety. Milk is routinely tested for the presence of antibiotics before it is distributed to stores. Milk safety protocol seems to be effective as the Ohio Department of Agriculture reports that in the last 15 years, no antibiotics have been detected in finished milk products. However, only six of the most common antibiotics used for dairy cattle are tested for, and the FDA is looking to expand that list to 26 antibiotics. Follow the link to the full story to learn more.

Nutrition Article Features Dr. Tony Buffington

Dr. Tony Buffington, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Times for an article regarding the increasing trend of organic pet food. More and more pet food stores are carrying organic, minimally processed, or raw pet foods. While some pet owners may view specialty foods as a healthier option, veterinarians caution that additional research is needed to verify the nutritional benefits or drawbacks of organic foods. Read the full article.

Veterinary Medical Center Update for Veterinarians

Members of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association receive a bi-monthly newsletter from their association – and the Veterinary Medical Center provides an insert with an update for veterinarians in each issue. These are available in a PDF format at: The July-August issue features stories about students in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Please let us know if you would like to receive a printed copy in the mail from us. Contact Melissa Weber,

Stay Connected with Dean Lonnie King

Dr. Lonnie King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine provides bi-weekly updates to faculty, staff, and students in the college. You can read his updates:

Updates from the Office of Continuing Education

Upcoming CE Conferences:

  • Class IV Laser Therapy Conference
    • Date: September 17, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Location: The Ohio State University, Veterinary Medical Center
    • Course fee: $200
    • Description: This combination lecture and interactive lab is a complete introduction to the use of the high powered Class IV therapy lasers in small animal practice. 6 CE hours
  • Royal Canin/Ohio State Symposium: Topics in Canine Clinical Practice
    • Date: October 8-9, 2011
    • Location: Hilton Hotel at the Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH
    • Course fee: $395
    • Description: Experienced clinical experts will share their practical approaches to diagnosis and treatment for the most common problems in primary care including canine aggression, treatment of antibiotic resistant infections, and oncology therapy. 15 CE hours

Online CE Course:

  • Feline Aggression: An Overview of Common Problems
    • Course Fee: $40
    • Description: This online continuing education course will teach you how to read feline body language and introduce you to the basic concepts behind treating common aggression problems. 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.

Upcoming Events

Applebee's Dine to Donate to Benefit Pelotonia Team, August 15-19

The College of Veterinary of Medicine is participating in Applebee's Dine to Donate program to fundraise for their Pelotonia team. Please take some time to help this worthy cause by dining at Applebee's, 480 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH 43202, during the week of August 15-19. 10% of your purchase will be donated to the College of Veterinary Medicine Peloton when you present this flyer to your server.

Pelotonia 2011 / Team Buckeye, August 19-21

This year will be the third annual Pelotonia bike ride to raise money to support cancer research at The Ohio State University James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute. Statistically speaking, one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer; each year 1.4 million individuals in this country hear the words "you have cancer." It is safe to say that each and every one of us has been touched by cancer or knows someone who has been affected by this disease. The College of Veterinary Medicine is sponsoring a team and alumni are welcome to join. Routes vary from 23 miles to a round trip to Athens, OH. All levels of bike enthusiasts are welcome! Last year, $7.8 million was raised. Go to or contact Dr. Michelle Harcha at for more information. If you are unable to participate, please consider donating to our team.

Class of 2015 Orientation, September 8, 9, & 12

Orientation for the College of Veterinary Medicine's incoming class will be held September 8-12. Thursday, September 8, there will be team building activities held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). On Friday, September 9 the Convocation Ceremony will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ohio Union. On the final day of orientation, Monday, September 12, incoming students will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dunlap Auditorium and will get information about Information Technology services and security, the Honor Code, the Student Health Program, mental health and academic support resources, student organizations and activities, student government and more. Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2015!

Alumni Reunion Weekend, September 9-11

The annual Alumni Reunion Weekend will be held September 9-11, 2011. The annual class reunions, banquet, and auctions will be held on Friday, September 9 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. On Saturday, September 10, the annual membership meeting and board meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the dean's State of the College address, and the annual tailgate brunch, prior to the football game. The Buckeyes' matchup against the Toledo Rockets begins at noon. Tickets will be sold through the Alumni Reunion Weekend online registration, as well as through the registration forms that have been mailed. Individuals must be members of both the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Alumni Society and Ohio State University Alumni Association to purchase tickets.

For more information about this event and to see the schedule of events for the entire weekend, please visit the Alumni Reunion Weekend website. Please register online at

Founder's Day

September 17 is Founder's Day at Ohio State. In order to make a public impact, the Ohio State University Alumni Association is asking alumni to participate on Facebook. On September 17, all Ohio State Alumni should change their profile picture to the "Block O." Follow the link to download the "Block O."

In Memoriam

Lisa B. Antinoph, DVM 1985

Dr. Lisa Beth Antinoph, 55, died of complications after a long and courageous battle with scleroderma. Lisa was born on November 13, 1955, in New York City, to Madeline (Kampf) and Edwin Lawrence (Larry) Antinoph. She grew up in Queens, N.Y., and summered at the family house on Shelter Island, where she enjoyed boating and horseback riding. She attended the United Nations International School which influenced her early view of the world and where she formed many of her closest friendships. She initially attended Goucher College (M.D.) but later graduated from Penn State University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1985, whereupon she moved to the Stonington area and began her practice in veterinary medicine. She started Home Care Veterinary Services, and later opened Mystic Veterinary Clinic where she practiced until her death. Although she was fascinated by all animals, she devoted most of her practice to exotics and birds, particularly parrots, and became a noted avian veterinarian in the area. Lisa also enjoyed sailing and spent many spring and fall seasons sailing at the Mystic Seaport and Wednesday nights racing in Stonington Harbor. She was a member of the Stonington Small Boat Association and The Wadawanuck Club. Lisa is survived by her brother, Peter Antinoph, of London, England; and the joy of her life, her adopted daughter, Isabel Danshi Antinoph, formerly of Shanghai, China. Lisa found the Scleroderma Foundation a helpful resource and donations can be made at

Edward H. Bohl, DVM 1944

Dr. Edward Homer Bohl, 89, died July 19 at West View Manor Nursing Home in Wooster, Ohio. Edward was born October 16, 1921 in Georgetown, Ohio, the son of Charles Henry and Nettie Agnes (Remley) Bohl. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1939 and received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 1944. He served with the US Army in Europe during WWII and later completed a Master's Degree in 1948 and a PhD in 1952 at The Ohio State University. Dr. Bohl was a world-renowned Professor of Veterinary Microbiology at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) from 1963-1982, and prior to that he was a Professor at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus. He is survived by his sons, Phillip Bruce (Theresa) Bohl of Canton, Michigan, Edward Eric (DVM 1975) (Karen) Bohl of New Richmond, Wisconsin and David Christian Bohl of Woodbridge, Virginia; grandchildren, Jennifer Bohl, Jason Bohl, Nancy (Matthew) Bohl Bormann, Katie (Jeffrey) Osterhaus, Charles (Maria) Bohl, Edward S. Bohl, Kristine Bohl; great-grandson, Reece Bormann. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie, his parents, and his siblings; Walter Bohl, Howard Bohl, Richard Bohl, Mary Glover and Charles Bohl. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wooster United Methodist Church Sunday School Program, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Marian M. Wood

Marian M. (Peters) Wood, 79, died on June 29, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness. She was born December 28, 1931 in Cleveland to the late Fred J. and Clara E. (Hurren) Peters. She graduated from Shaw High School and earned a bachelor of science in elementary education in 1954 following studies at both Ohio University and The Ohio State University. She continuously assisted her husband and then her son at the Lorain Animal Clinic. She also taught kindergarten for the Lorain City Schools from 1959-1960. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, several book clubs and golf leagues. She enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends. She is survived by her husband Dr. Wilfred C. Wood (DVM 1956), to whom she was married on September 13, 1952. Also surviving are her children, Judy A. Wood of Lorain, Debbie J. (Tim) Pihlblad, Tom W. (Melinda) Wood, David J. (Robin) Wood, Laura J. (Rick) Bobek all of Lorain, her grandchildren, Matt Pihlblad, Ryan Pihlblad, Patrick Wood, Connor Wood, Sydney Wood, Lindsey Wood, Meghan Bobek, Emily Bobek, Will Bobek, sisters Evelyn Shriver of Holland, MI, Catherine (Bob) Wagner of Reynoldsburg, OH and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Presbyterian Church, PO Box 834, Amherst, Ohio 44001 or the donor's favorite charity in her memory.

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Monday, August 8, 2011 - 11:10am