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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: July 2013

News at the College

Collaboration provides more healing for Northstar

Collaboration between Dr. Samuel Hurcombe, assistant professor of Equine Emergency and Critical Care at The Ohio State University’s Galbreath Equine Center, and Dr. Larry Jones, Director of the Burn Center at the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State, is providing more healing for Northstar, an American Paint Horse. Northstar has been treated in the Galbreath Equine Center since September 2012 after he was severely burned in an act of animal abuse and cruelty, where he was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire. Read more here.


Dr. Andrew Bowman featured on a podcast

Dr. Andrew Bowman, who is completing his doctoral degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, was recently featured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a podcast discussing his research on influenza. This research project, funded by the Minnesota Center of Excellence for Influenza Research & Surveillance (MCEIRS) with federal funds from NIH, began in the summer of 2009 focusing on the One Health concept of bi-directional disease transmission from swine to humans, and from humans to swine, at agricultural fairs in Ohio. Read more here.


Veterinary Preventive Medicine team received Engagement Impact Grant- "One Health"

The project is led by the Global Health Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the Ohio State Health Sciences and Ethiopia "One Health" partnership. The award supports a program that intends to raise rabies awareness in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on Ethiopia. Read more here.

Remembrance Ceremony Honors Lost Pets

The 2013 Companion Animal Remembrance Ceremony was held in May by the Honoring the Bond program at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center. The ceremony allows owners dealing with the death of a pet to gather together for a service. The Honoring the Bond team helps owners to express emotions and memories and provides support during the difficult times. “The Remembrance Ceremony gives people a sense of closure and provides an opportunity for them to remember and grieve the loss of their pet,” says Joelle Nielsen, coordinator of Honoring the Bond. Read more here.


Student Updates

Schweitzer Fellowship

Sara DeWitt, a first-year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, was named a 2013-2014 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellow. Sara takes a non-traditional approach to improving and impacting community health by working with pets. Read more here.

Senior student featured in multiple stories

Among this year’s commencement stories University Relations featured seven amazing health sciences graduates, one from each of the colleges: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine. An overview on each of these seven graduates and their work can be found here. One of the seven graduates, Stephen Reichley, Class of 2013, assumed he would become a veterinarian who treated dog and cats. Instead, he discovered other career opportunities and developed an interest in aquaculture. His story is currently being featured at ValuePenguin. To read his story, click 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

Register for 2013 Reunion-Homecoming Weekend

Please save the date for the 2013 Reunion-Homecoming Weekend. Set for October 18-20, 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! For more information and to register click here. Registration is now open!

Alumni News

Surprise! It’s triplets!

Triplet calves were born on April 2, 2013 at Jerry Williams’ farm in Green, OH. Jerry has raised beef cattle for over 60 years and was delighted with this unusual birth. The mother cow, Sally, was artificially inseminated by Dr. Jeff Williams (DVM 1982), a veterinarian at Countryside Veterinary Service. Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine alumna Dr. Debra Williams (DVM 1983) reports that the calves were born unassisted: first, a heifer, then the bull, and finally another heifer. Dr. Jeff Williams, also an alumnus (and Jerry’s son), carried two of the little calves home in burlap bags so they could be bottle fed. The calves were reunited with Sally on June 22, and are happily grazing on the farm.


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

Ann Schola Clark

Dr. Ann Schola Clark, DVM, had a long and fulfilling career in the veterinary profession. Her classmates will be celebrating their 50th reunion next October. She was born on June 24, 1939, and passed away on March 24, 2013. Her Memorial visitation was held at the Morizza Funeral Home in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on June 22, 2013. Here is a link to the Morizza Funeral Home’s obituary information for Ann Schola Clark.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 11:04am