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.
What's been happening at the College in November? In this issue, we'll talk about:
- The appointment of our dean to the Board of The Wilds
- A research study on IHC in cats
- The latest continuing education courses
- Puppy Kindergarten
- Alumni in the news, and
- Important upcoming events
Rosol appointed board member of The Wilds
Thomas J. Rosol, Dean and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of The Wilds, a wildlife sanctuary spanning nearly 10,000 acres located near Cumberland, Ohio. The reclaimed, surface-mined land, a gift from American Electric Power, opened to the public in 1994. Thousands of developed acres are divided into large sections where African, Asian, and North American species are managed.
Research Study – Idiopathic Hypercalcemia in Cats – Participants Needed
Three faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine have launched a study to identify possible risk factors associated with idiopathic hypercalcemia (IHC) in cats. Dr. Dennis Chew, Dr. Todd Green, and Dr. Linda Lord are collaborating with Dr. Patricia Schenck at Michigan State University. They are seeking cat owners and veterinarians willing to participate. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to enroll cats. Cats will be enrolled through January 2007.
Continuing Education courses
Jennifer Simmons, program coordinator in Continuing Education, reports the following courses will be available in December 2006:
- Laparoscopic Surgery, December 2-3;
- Small Animal CE Series: What's New in Pyoderma? December 5;
- Equine Shipped Semen, December 7;
- Equine Breeding Management, December 8-10.
Puppy Kindergarten featured on www.osu.edu
In case you missed it, a great video about the most recent Puppy Kindergarten class is featured on The Ohio State University web page.
Vet Med Alumni in the News
1977 Graduate is Connecticut Veterinarian of the Year
Dr. Sheldon Yessenow, a 1977 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and owner of the Oronoque Animal Hospital in Trumbull CT, was named Veterinarian of the Year for his service with Veterinary Medical Assistance Team during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York. He commented: "We spent several days at the New Orleans Airport assisting people with pets as they were evacuated from the flooded areas. I was later placed at the country's largest ever animal shelter as the hospital director for the Lamar-Dixon facility. Our team was featured on the PBS/National Geographic special.
Former resident name president elect of ACVS
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) recently announced the election results for a new president-elect and two new regents at its recent ACVS Symposium in Washington, DC. The President-Elect is Larry M. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, KY. Dr. Bramlage, specializing in equine orthopedics, attended veterinary school at Kansas State University and did his residency at The Ohio State University.
Vaccine initiatives for the prevention of Avian Influenza
Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 p.m., VHA
Join Dr. Mahesh Kumar, senior director of global poultry Research and Development at Fort Dodge Animal Health, for his presentation, "Vaccine initiatives for the prevention of Avian Influenza."
Alternate careers in Veterinary Medicine
Wednesday, November 29, 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
SCAVMA welcomes Ohio State alumnus and NASA Astronaut Dr. Richard Linnehan, who will be on campus all day on November 29. He will offer two talks, "Alternate Careers in Veterinary Medicine," at 12 p.m. and "Veterinarians in Space," at 5:30 p.m., both in the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium.
Student organization Christmas sale
Friday, December 1st, Vet 3-7pm, Vet Hospital Cafeteria
One-stop shopping for everyone on your list, from window decals and license plate holders, to shirts, sweats and jackets. Please come out and support all the clubs and classes by buying your family and friends the coolest Christmas gifts! Cash, check or credit cards will be accepted.