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President Gee visits College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni

"We are the state’s university," said President E. Gordon Gee. "So you might say the state is our campus, and we need to be in every part of the state to tell our gospel." Dr. Gee travels every summer to counties throughout Ohio, visiting with alumni and students, touring Ohio-based businesses and meeting with community leaders. 

Summer Research Project Examines Organic Chicken

Wittum Summer ResearchResearchers in veterinary medicine are spending their summer buying organic and antibiotic-free chicken from stores in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and analyzing it for strains of bacteria such as Salmonella.

Recognizing the Class of 2012

Faculty, family, friends, and staff gathered Saturday, June 9 to celebrate the achievements of Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2012. Student awards were announced at the Honors and Awards Ceremony on Saturday morning at the Fawcett Center and the traditional Oath and Hooding Ceremony took place that evening in Mershon Auditorium.

Alpaca cria birth signifies successful embryo transfer

Alpaca CriaAlpaca reproduction is a complicated business. Unlike other farm animal species, the use of artificial insemination and other assisted reproductive techniques poses a great challenge for veterinarians working with these animals  And the gestation period is a lengthy 11 months. How then, can a breeder reproduce multiple crias from the most valuable animals in a relatively short period?

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.  

Equine foot care in the Galbreath Equine Center

BlacksmithTrey Green and Todd Adams are both farriers at The Ohio State University Galbreath Equine Center in Columbus, Ohio. They each have been shoeing horses for nearly 20 years. Todd has lived and worked as a farrier in Ohio all his life, and Trey lived in Colorado before coming to Ohio a number of years ago.

Large Animal Services at Marysville

Large Animal ServicesThe Ohio State Large Animal Services at Marysville has five faculty veterinarians that service 16 counties. The facility serves privately owned horses, dairy and beef cattle, pigs, camelids (alpacas and llamas), deer, and small ruminants (goats and sheep) from central and western Ohio.

Celebrate National Pet ID Week with a Microchip April 16-22

According to a research study, the return rate for lost animals with microchips was 20 times higher for cats and 2 ½ times higher for dogs compared to lost animals without that identification device.

In celebration of National Pet ID Week, the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center’s Community Practice will be offering a free year registration through HomeAgain (a $27.99 value) for microchips purchased April 16-22.

Annual Open House

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center?