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Connect to Veterinary Medicine - November 2014

News at the College and VMC

National Cancer Institute awards $8.6 million to retrovirus center

Thanks to an $8.6 million program project grant from the National Cancer Institute, experts at the College of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Retrovirus Research are closely studying retroviral forms of cancer in a five-year study. The investigative team, led by Director of the Center of Retrovirus Research and the project's principal investigator Dr. Patrick Green, aims to reach a greater understanding of the factors that influence the development of cancer. Find out more.

Equine veterinarians give health hints for older horses at Quarter Horse Congress

Four veterinarians from the Ohio State Galbreath Equine Center were part of a panel discussion at the Quarter Horse Congress on Oct. 19. The experts covered many topics designed to provide education for owners of older horses, such as preventive care, nutrition recommendations, dental care, arthritis and reproduction issues. Read more here

Faculty awards presented at Reunion-Homecoming Weekend alumni reception

Drs. Brian Scansen and Larry Hill, both professors in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, were the respective recipients of the 2014 Dr. Charles Fox Family Teaching Excellence Award and the John Lyman Jr. Award for Clinical Teaching Excellence. Read the full article.

Professor considers present, future of animal welfare in PBS segment

In a television special titled "The Human-Animal Bond," Dr. Kathryn Proudfoot, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, offers insight into several concerns and obstacles that presently surrounding animal care, both in food animal production and in domestic environments. Read more here.

Upcoming Events

Cruise along the Alaskan Coast

If you enjoy traveling to fascinating destinations with exclusive programs supported by knowledgeable guides and One Health experts, then join Dean Lonnie J. King on the "One Health Tour," a small-ship adventure in Alaska, which will set sail on Aug. 28 - Sept. 4, 2015. The College of Veterinary Medicine is partnering with the Ohio State Alumni Association Tour Office and Orbridge Travel to sponsor this informational and exciting cruise aboard an intimate 66-passenger ship. While enjoying the friendship of fellow Ohio State veterinary colleagues and their families, the cruise will explore the inner reaches of Alaska's Inside Passage. Space is limited so make your reservation today! The last day of registration, exclusive to veterinarians and their families, is Nov. 21.

Alumni News

2014 Alumni Recognition Award recipients named

Congratulations to the four alumni whose important endeavors in veterinary medicine led them to receive this year's Alumni Recognition Awards:

  • Dr. J. Michael Cornwell, DVM '69 - awarded for his professionalism and dedication while in private practice, teaching excellence in academia and community outreach services.
  • Dr. John A. E. Hubbell, DVM '77, MS, DACVAA - awarded for his remarkable dedication to Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine since 1982 and the veterinary profession.
  • Dr. Michael J. Huerkamp, DVM '84, DACLAM - awarded for his achievements as a veterinarian, scientist, educator and administrator, as well as his devotion to sustainable environments and those less fortunate.
  • Dr. Don L. Noah, DVM '66 - awarded in recognition of his tireless work over many decades for the betterment of animals, people and our nation.

Read more about the recipients here.

The Alumni Recognition Awards are presented annually to select alumni who have contributed to the enhancement of the veterinary medical profession through service to the college, dedication to organized medicine or the advancement of scientific knowledge, or effort for enhancement and development of their community and the public welfare. The nominees have to be a member of Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society in order to be considered.

American Association of Veterinary State Boards elects alumnus as new director

Roger Redman, DVM '90, and president of Ark Veterinary Hospital Inc. in Wooster, Ohio, has been named director of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, the national association of veterinary medicine state licensing boards, which regulate and give credential to licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Redman was elected by delegates from the 59 jurisdictions the AAVSB serves, including the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and six Canadian provinces. The news was announced at the association's national conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, in September. As director, Redman, among other duties, now oversees the Veterinary Technician National Exam. In addition to the national roles, Redman also acts as Gov. Kasich's appointee to the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board located in Columbus, Ohio.

Long-time benefactor establishes annual student scholarship

The Busack Family Scholarship was presented for the first time this year, thanks to Dr. Ron Busack, college alumnus and owner of Bartels and Busack Pet Hospital Resort and Spa in Cleveland. The scholarship fund provides assistance to one student, with a preference to those from Belmont County or Cuyahoga County. Find out more here.

Alumni - send us your news

Alumni - please send your latest news, achievements or general information to Melissa Weber, Director of Communications and Marketing, to be listed in future Connect to Veterinary Medicine newsletters.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:55pm