About Us


The Animal Blood Bank operates under the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences within the Veterinary Medical Center.

Our mission

The mission of The Ohio State University Veterinary Blood Bank is two-fold:

  • to provide a humane source of veterinary blood products for dogs and cats; and
  • to provide education to ensure that our blood products are used to the best benefit of the patient.

We obtain our blood products from donor dogs and cats. As the demand for blood products increases, we are always interested in outreach to the public to enroll additional qualified donors. See information for donors to learn more about eligibility requirements, donor types, and our terrific donor benefits.

Blood components were used primarily to treat patients at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, but now we've expanded the service to distribute blood products to veterinarians countrywide.


  • Dr. Jessica Hokamp, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical Pathology), Assistant Professor- Clinical
  • Dr. Maxey Wellman, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical Pathology), Professor


Cristina Iazbik, Clinical Lab Technician


The Animal Blood Bank is housed at the Veterinary Medical Center. Donors visit the Medical Center by appointment and after blood is collected, blood components are stored in state-of-the-art freezers and refrigerators.


OSU Animal Blood Bank
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street
Columbus , OH 43210

Get a map and directions.

Appointments must be made in advance for both Animal Blood Bank donors and evaluation for donor eligibility. Contact us to make an appointment.