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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: June 2013

News at the College

Veterinary Medical Center expands emergency care

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center now has two locations to serve emergency and specialty referral needs. The Veterinary Medical Center at Dublin, located at 5020 Bradenton Ave., is now open 24 hours a day to care for dogs and cats with medical emergencies. Specialty care is available during normal business hours by appointment and veterinary referral. Outpatient diagnostic imaging is also available, and two new surgeons will begin in July. Referral treatment and emergency services for all species remains available at the Veterinary Medical Center 601 Vernon Tharp St., Columbus (on campus). Visit for more information.

Dr. Boyaka honored with AAI Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Prosper Boyaka, Professor, Veterinary Biosciences, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI). He has provided vital leadership to AAI in his service on the AAI Minority Affairs Committee from 2006 to 2012. Read more.

Dr. Valerie Parker featured on local news

Dr. Valerie Parker, Assistant Professor was featured on Channel 28 and Channel 6 in a story about pet obesity. Dr. Parker specializes in pet nutrition issues and will be pursuing her certification by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Read more. View the video here.

Ohio State veterinarians at the Kentucky Derby

Called "the most exciting two minutes in sports," the Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Lexington, Kentucky. Read more.

Honoring the Bond featured in Dispatch article

Joelle Nielsen, coordinator for Honoring the Bond, was interviewed for an article in the Columbus Dispatch that discussed costs associated treating serious illnesses in dogs. The article can be found here.

Student updates

Inaugural Bayer Excellence in Communications Award

Class of 2013 graduate, Amanda Sherman, was chosen by faculty as the winner of the inaugural Bayer Excellence in Communication Award at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sherman is headed to North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine to participate in a one-year rotating ophthalmology internship. Read more.

Veterinary students featured in Washington Post

Commencement 2013 features graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Class president Matthew Weeman is seen celebrating with fellow veterinary graduates. View the Washington Post photos.

Student story featured on DugDug website

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. Read more.

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

Annual Golf Outing

Plan to attend the Annual Alumni Golf Outing on Monday, June 24 at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course. Register your foursome by June 14 and read about sponsorship opportunities here.

Save the Date: 2013 Reunion-Homecoming Weekend

Please save the date for the 2013 Reunion-Homecoming Weekend. This year it will be held October 18-20. We hope to see many of you there! For more information click here.

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 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

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

In Memoriam

Victor Eugene Humm

Humm, Victor Eugene "Doc" Humm, DVM, of Plain City, Ohio, born in scenic Mohican Valley northwest of Loudonville on a large dairy farm on August 6, 1922 passed away Saturday morning May 18, 2013. Doc graduated from Jeromesville High School, attended Ashland University for two years, and then served in the Army for 3 1/2 years in WWII. Upon discharge from the Armed Forces he returned to Ashland University to graduate in 1948. He then moved to Columbus, Ohio where he entered The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in 1952, he and his family moved to Plain City, Ohio where he began a veterinary practice. He did mostly large animal work on farms in Union, Madison and Franklin Counties. Read more.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 11:32am