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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: September 2013

News at the College

JakeMeet Jake!

Video interviews with clients were created for the lobby televisions in the Veterinary Medical Center. All seven videos are available on our YouTube Channel, and we are also featuring them on our web page. This month, you can meet Jake, a black Labrador retriever. Dog owners know that hearing a Lab gagging is not uncommon, however when these actions persisted, Sarah Blouch, owner of Jake, contacted the Emergency and Critical Care Service at Ohio State. Click here to read more of Jake's story and to watch the video.

We also created an overview of the VMC. Read and see more of the story here.

Dr. Rosol

Dr. Rosol featured in commercialization story

An OnCampus newspaper story features Dr. Tom Rosol, professor, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, who helped create the E. Scholar program through the Technology Commercialization Office. Read more of the story here.

Hank the "Miracle Dog"

Amy Kabel, owner of her dog, Hank, was told that to remove a tumor the size of a grapefruit from Hank's stomach, he would have to have his leg amputated to operate. Amy came to Ohio State for a second opinion, and she is so thankful that she did. Channel 6 interviewed Hank and Amy for a news story. Click here to see and read more of this amazing "Miracle Dog's" story.

Vet Prep Academy

Buckeye Vet Prep Academy

The Buckeye Vet Prep Academy educates high school students about the profession of veterinary medicine. The one-week summer camp included seminars and hands-on activities at Ohio State. Students also met with guest speakers, such as a zoo veterinarian and a veterinary technician. Read more of the story here.

Alumni News

Send us your accomplishments

We are interested in your achievements - and how your Ohio State degree has helped you achieve your goals. The college is proud of its alumni and their accomplishments. Please send your career updates to Melissa Weber, director, Communications and Marketing at the college, so we can feature them in our future Connect to Vet Med newsletters. Please include your contact information so we reach you for additional details of your stories.

Dr. Hoblet begins AAVMC presidential term

Dr. Kent Hoblet, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University, began his term as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) at the recent annual meeting of the AAVMC Assembly in Chicago. Dr. Trevor Ames, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, was elected to the office of president-elect. Dr. Hoblet, who also serves as a professor in Mississippi State University's Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, has special academic interests in dairy production medicine and veterinary medicine in developing countries. He received his Master of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees from The Ohio State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM).

Student Updates

Class of 2017

From more than 6,700 applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across North America, 162 of the best and brightest made the cut to call themselves the Class of 2017 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Find out more about our incoming students here.

Job Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor in equine internal medicine

The Department of Clinical Sciences at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine. Applications should include a letter of intent outlining the goals the candidate has as a faculty member, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information of three or more references. For additional information and to apply for this position please visit and search for this posting (Position #00103550). Applications will only be accepted online.

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

Health and Wellness Summit

The Health and Wellness Summit will take place on September 25 - 26, 2013. It is intended for administrators and mental health professionals from Colleges of Veterinary Medicine across the globe. To review the agenda and for more information click here.

Register for 2013 Reunion-Homecoming Weekend

Plan to attend Reunion-Homecoming Weekend set for October 18-20. The weekend promises 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 closes October 4th.

The Ohio State University Alumni Association Membership

You can become a sustaining member of the Ohio State Alumni Association with an annual (tax-deductible!) 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 student scholarships
  • 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

James C. Kile

James Cecil (Jim) Kile, Jr., age 91, of Clinton, Tenn., died at Methodist Medical Center on Monday morning, July 22, 2013. Dr. Kile was born on February 9, 1922 in West Jefferson, Ohio. He was the son of Dr. James Cecil Kile and Martha Dorn Kile. He graduated from West Jefferson High School in 1940 and received his DVM degree in 1944 from Ohio State University, where he played football and basketball, and was a member of the Junior Veterinary Medical Association, Omega Tau Sigma, and Phi Zeta. Click here to view his obituary.

Last updated: 

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:42pm