Connect to Veterinary Medicine: December 2006

December 2006

Welcome to the latest edition of Connect to Veterinary Medicine, the latest news and information about the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.

Happy Holidays to everyone.

College of Veterinary Medicine boasts two new AAAS Fellows

This year, two faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Patrick L. Green, professor of veterinary biosciences and Charles C. Capen, Distinguished University Professor of veterinary biosciences, were named Fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In fact, more Ohio State University research faculty received this recognition than at any other university except one.

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Shelter Medicine Club heads to New Orelans

Twelve students from the College’s Shelter Medicine Club are spending part of their Winter break caring for abandoned animals working with Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO). Two of the groups’ members, Katie Flood and Lisa Shriver are making their third trip to care for animals left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus Dr. Mark Harris (1985) supported the first two trips that Katie and Lisa made in September 2005 and July 2006. Annehurst Veterinary Hospital in Westerville provided medical supplies, assistance with transportation, plus took in 40 homeless animals, spayed and neutered them, and found them all good homes. The group hopes to raise the $5,000 needed for their travel expenses, but members of the club are prepared to pay their own way.

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Comments from the December Alumni Society Board Meeting

The announcement of the new Director for Alumni Affairs in the College is still pending, and we hope to have good news early in 2007. In the meantime, continue to refer questions to Melissa Weber, Director of Communications and Marketing, at weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu or 614-292-3752.

Watch for your 2007 dues statement around the first of February. Remember that your dues pay for the alumni receptions held at all national meetings, as well as important programs in the College.

See You at North American!

You are invited to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society Reception at the North American Veterinary Medicine Conference on Sunday, January 14 in the Marriott World Center Crystal Room J-2 from 7-9 p.m.

Vet Med in the News

Runners help fat dogs shed unwanted pounds

New York Sun
November 24, 2006
Featured expert: Ken Hinchcliff, Equine section head and expert in exercise physiology

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Upcoming Events:

See you in Arizona!

Ohio State will play in the BCS Football Championship, January 8, 2007
Alumni and faculty (along with a guest) are invited to join Dean Thomas J. Rosol, alumni, and friends of the College of Veterinary Medicine at a reception the day before the big game. Join us on Sunday, January 7, 2007 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255. It’s a great opportunity to get together for food, fun and friendship. Please RSVP to vetmedreply [at] osu [dot] edu or call 614-688-8433. Please note: football tickets are NOT included with this reception. Go Bucks!

Ideation Forum

Wednesday, January 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wexner Auditorium, VMAB
Dr. Mary McLoughlin, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons and associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Don Stredney, Senior Scientist, Ohio Supercomputer Center, will discuss their recently funded joint project, “Employing Simulation Technologies for Veterinary Surgical Training to Reduce Animal Use: Accelerating Adoption,” sponsored by the Alternatives in Research and Development Foundation. Anyone with an interest in surgical techniques and training is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.