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Veterinary Extension

Engaging people to strengthen their lives and communities through research-based educational programming.

Ohio State University Extension-Veterinary Medicine or "Veterinary Extension" is a unit within the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Extension Veterinarians in the Department serve as State Extension Specialists as well as faculty members of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Funding for these positions is shared between OSU Extension (usually 65% FTE or more) and the CVM or OARDC. Unlike Veterinary Extension at some other universities, State Specialists in veterinary medicine at OSU hold tenure-track positions in the Department and are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and professional service as are other tenure-track faculty in the College. Extension education (teaching) programs are the principal extension focus as opposed to diagnostic service.

Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically based information to better their lives, businesses, and communities.

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Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA.

Jacqueline Kirby Wilkins, Ph.D., Interim Director, Ohio State University Extension