Who will be caring for my pet?
Our licensed, board-certified veterinarians have completed a rigorous postgraduate certification process that is sanctioned by the organization governing each specialty discipline of veterinary medicine. For example, a board-certified internist has received additional specialty training in the discipline of Internal Medicine and has been certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Residents: Licensed Veterinarians who are in a Residency Program
These veterinarians have completed veterinary school, an internship and/or spent time in private veterinary practice, and are now completing a three-year Master’s Degree program in a specialized field of veterinary medicine.
Interns: Licensed Veterinarians who are in an Internship Program
These veterinarians have completed veterinary school and are in their first or second year of fulltime clinical practice. Interns spend time working in emergency veterinary medicine and rotate through other medical specialties to gain experience in each specialty.
Registered Veterinary Technicians
Registered veterinary technicians are trained, licensed and registered to work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in special procedures and patient care. Their role is very similar to the role nurses serve in human healthcare. Some of our technicians also have additional training and certification in a specialty field of veterinary medicine.
Veterinary assistants assist the technicians and veterinarians in providing care to patients. They assist with basic care needs, such as monitoring animals for unusual symptoms, walking patients, and providing clean housing, food, and water. They assist with restraint during treatment as well as admission and discharge of patients.
Senior Veterinary Students
The Ohio State VMC is an academic veterinary hospital that is part of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinary students in their final year of veterinary school, spend the year in hands-on clinical training in the VMC, as well as other facilities including our Large Animal Service in Marysville, Ohio and the Capital Area Humane Society. Their work is directed and closely supervised by a licensed veterinarian.