Veterinary Public Health Club educates community and wins award at Open House event

Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health (VPH) Club won best student club presentation at this year’s American Association of Public Health Veterinarians (AAPHV) open house event. More than 3,000 members of the community were in attendance and participated in the club’s activities.

The club’s interactive displays highlighted the important ways that veterinary medicine contributes to maintaining public health, especially in the areas of food safety and epidemiology. Visitors had the chance to learn about food inspection, identify ticks that carry Lyme Disease, find the source of a “zomberculosis” epidemic, and try on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a part of an exercise in handling “suspicious powder” found in an envelope.

See the club’s booth on page 4 of the AAPHV’s newsletter.

Read more about Ohio State’s Master’s in Veterinary Public Health program here.

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.