2012 News

Student wins 2nd place at Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Second year veterinary student Sarah Husseini will be attending this year’s ACVB-AVSAB Veterinary Behavior Symposium in San Diego this August. She will also be presenting her paper, Effects of Pre-adoption Counseling for Owners on Separation Anxiety in Shelter Dogs, won second place among student submissions for the symposium. Dr. Meghan Herron, clinical assistant professor in Behavioral Medicine, and Dr. Linda Lord, associate professor and associate dean for Student Affairs, advised Husseini on her research, which she conducted at the Franklin County Dog Shelter this past summer.

BIOS Newsletter: May 2012

Dr. Rikihisa elected to the National Academy of Sciences; VBS highlights for May; Staff feature: Hua Niu; Announcements; Wellness news...

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Changes coming to pet loss hotline

The Companion Animal Listening Line (CALL) at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine was one of the first pet loss support lines offered in the country. The service offered counseling to people who were grieving the loss of a pet and provided training to veterinary students who wanted to learn more about communication with clients during difficult times in their lives. Improved communication classes are now a required part of the DVM curriculum in the college. As a result, fewer students are taking the class.

Cameroon research wins prize

Jessica Healy, an undergraduate student at Ohio State, won second place at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum for her research on pastoralists in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Healy’s project focused on pastoralists’ decisions regarding chronically ill animals and the possible negative effects disease (Brucellosis) on fertility rates. Healy’s project advisors, Dr. Rebecca Garabed, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and Dr.

5th Annual "Pink Week" in the College of Veterinary Medicine

The 5th Annual “Pink Week” will take place in the College of Veterinary from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, 2012. Since 2008, “Pink Week” has recognized breast cancer awareness and fundraising through a series of events planned for the week prior to the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Once again, the steering committee has planned bake sales, raffles, and other activities to raise money for Komen. In addition, guest speakers – from survivors to oncologists - will be at the college throughout the week discussing breast cancer from different perspectives.

Issue Five: Spring 2012

Welcome to the fifth edition of Behavior News, the newsletter designed to keep veterinary staff and other animal handlers up to date on current behavior recommendations for companion animals. This season we continue our segment on low stress handling in small animals, as well as behavior changes in the aging pet. 

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Welcome to the National Academy of Sciences!

Dr. RikihisiaCongratulations to Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. This is one of the highest honors bestowed upon a U.S. scientist and is a reflection of Dr. Rikihisa’s outstanding research career.  

BIOS Newsletter: April 2012

Drs. Hamlin and Niewiesk address evolutionary aspects of animal modeling at the annual meeting of the American Societh of Experimental Biology; Dr. Jerry Masty and Mr. Chris Frasure help students explore anatomy; Dr. Thomas Rosol new appointment in the AVMA; Staff feature; Announcements; Wellness...

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Friend of College featured in local magazine

Barbara Trueman, longtime supporter of the College of Veterinary Medicine, is featured in this month's issue of Capital Style magazine.

Wife of Red Roof Inn founder Jim Trueman, Mrs. Trueman first visited the Veterinary Medical Center with her horse, Tex, many years ago. Since then, Mrs. Trueman has continued to visit the VMC frequently with her beloved horses and remains one of the College's best advocates for research and development.

Farm to Table Study Program featured in Impact magazine

Led by Dr. Armando Hoet, director of Ohio State’s Veterinary Health Program, the Farm to Table Study Program sends 15 students from Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health program to countries in Latin America to study local food processing and production. Through the program, students meet with business, food, and government leaders to discuss issues and impacts related to food processing and production, especially with regards to food security.