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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: September 2012

News at the College

NorthstarBadly burned horse making progress at Ohio State's Veterinary Medical Center, faces long road to recovery

A 6-year-old American Paint Horse named Northstar was deliberately doused in an unknown accelerant and set on fire the weekend of Aug. 25 in Crawford County, PA, sustaining first, second, and third-degree burns to approximately 40 percent of his body. Due to the severity of Northstar's injuries, he was transported to The Ohio State University's Galbreath Equine Center on September 5 to be treated by specialists and will need intensive wound management. Read more about Northstar's prognosis and the funds that have been set up to help him.

50th Annual Farm Science Review

The College of Veterinary Medicine will have its largest presence ever at this year's 50th annual Farm Science Review (FSR). The event, which showcases the future of agriculture through field demonstrations, educational displays, and question-and-answer sessions, will be held from September 18-20 at The Ohio State University's Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, OH. More information about the role the College of Veterinary Medicine will play at this years FSR is available on our homepage.

Gustavo SchuenemannDr. Schuenemann receives USDA-NIFA grant

Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann and his collaborators, along with Texas A&M and other universities, were recently awarded a grant from the USDA-NIFA for $3 million. Dr Schuenemann, Dairy Extension Veterinarian and assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, received $344,000 for his portion of the project titled "Genomic Selection for Improved Fertility of Dairy Cows with Emphasis on Cyclicity and Pregnancy". We would like to congratulate Dr. Schuenemann on this research accomplishment!

Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center to Open 24/7 Companion Animal Emergency and Referral/Specialty Satellite Hospital

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is announcing plans to open The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) in Dublin. The new facility, which will be a 24-hour companion animal emergency and referral/specialty hospital, is projected to open in spring 2013. The 10,000 square-foot-facility will be located at 5020 Bradenton Ave. in Dublin. Read more about this move.

Equine MRI Now Available

The Galbreath Equine Center now offers a mobile equine MRI service, open to both VMC patients and outside practitioners. Through an agreement with MREquine, a mobile high-field MRI unit will be available at the center at least once a month as needed. The unit was at the VMC for the first time on August 20-21. Read more about how MRI is helping our referring veterinarians and in-house clinicians treat horses with lameness.

Distinguished Staff Awards

This year's Distinguished Staff Awards were presented at the College Appreciation luncheon on July 31. The awards recognize staff members who have had five years of continuous service for exceptional accomplishments, leadership, and service to the college community. This year's awards went to Kathleen Hayes-Ozello, Ann Sanders, Lorri Noce, and April Pugh. Congratulations! Read the bios of the award winners.

Congratulations to the Pelotonia Riders and Supporters!

With the roadside lined by cheering supporters, on Saturday, August 11, riders made the glorious pass across the finish line of the fourth annual Pelotonia bike ride. The bike ride raises money to support cancer research at The Ohio State University James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute. This year, thanks to the hard work and dedication of individual riders, virtual riders, and volunteers, to date, the College of Veterinary Medicine Peloton has raised $26,335.14, surpassing their committed amount of $25,400. View photos from the event.

Please Welcome the Class of 2016!

Class of 2016From more than 6,300 applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across the nation, 162 top-notch students were chosen for the Class of 2016 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Ranging in age from 20 to 48, there are 132 females and 30 males who will join the college, beginning classes on August 22 in the new semester format. Read more about this new class and view the class photo.

Upcoming Events

Reunion - Homecoming Weekend, October 5-7, 2012

HomecomingReunion-Homecoming Weekend 2012 will be arriving on campus October 5-7! With the new name comes a reinvigorated spirit and new traditions at the College of Veterinary Medicine. We invite you back to campus to reconnect with classmates and faculty, renew long-lost friendships, and see how the college has grown over the years. See the full schedule and new activities we have planned for you. We look forward to seeing you during the Veterinary Medicine Reunion-Homecoming Weekend!

Registration Information

We encourage you to register for Alumni Reunion Weekend by September 21. Please take advantage of easy online registration at For questions about registration, please call (614) 688-8433. And remember - attire for the weekend is Buckeye casual.

Alumni Updates

Dr. Barron Hall volunteers at Turnpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Center

Dr. Barron Hall (DVM 1993) recently made a trip to volunteer at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Center in Eureka Springs, AR. The center is home to abandoned, abused, and neglected "big cats". Dr. Hall, who is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), offered his dental services to the wildlife center. "It's wonderful to be able to help these animals because they don't ever show they're in pain," said Dr. Barron Hall. "There's not a least favorite part about it, I love it all."

In Memoriam

Dr. Steve Miller (DVM 1972)

Steve Miller, DVM, of Waynesville, passed away unexpectedly in August. Dr. Miller specialized in equine medicine in Waynesville, Ohio for 40 years. He was very active on the praise team and in prayer ministry at the Waynesville First Baptist Church. Dr. Miller served on the Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the River of Hope Ranch board in Waynesville, and he was a committee member on the Warren County Zoning Board. He was very proud of and greatly enjoyed his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Miller. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda; a son, Dr. Josh (Nikki) Miller; two daughters, Marne Miller and Josie (Nathan) Muterspaw; five grandchildren, Garrett, Tayla, Luke, Laini, and Mia Grace; his mother, Betty Miller; and two sisters, Julie (Robert) Wall and Joy (Steve) Keith.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 3:47pm