August 9, 2007

In the News

Volume 2, Issue 2
Thursday, August 9, 2007

"News and Events" is a bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications & Marketing office. If you have news items or comments, please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu (subject: News%20%26%20Events%20Newsletter) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Thanks for Your Patience During Yesterday's Tours

On Wednesday, we welcomed the Johnsville Jolly Farmers and Farmerettes 4-H Club to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Tour expert Kristine McComis and novice Melissa Weber guided about 40 club members and their parents (and grandparents) through the hospital. Thanks to Larry Dyer in radiology for his patience, Amanda, 4th year, for her time, Barb Jenne in surgery for her expertise, and everyone else who took a few minutes to answer questions from the group (and from the novice tour guide!)


Marysville Changes...

After more than 30 years at Ohio State, most of which were spent at the Marysville Large Animal Services facility in Marysville, Kathy Cotter retired at the end of July. Julie Becker has accepted the position of clinic manager and can be reached at becker [dot] 287 [at] osu [dot] edu or 937-642-2936.


Celebrate with Dr. Charlie Neer

After more that 25 years of service to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Charlie Neer will retire on August 31, 2007. Named Veterinarian of the Year for 2006 by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Neer is known for his tireless service to the college and the profession. A retirement celebration and reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, August 24 in the Hummel Grand Lounge in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd. Please plan to celebrate with Dr. Neer and colleagues in the college. RSVP by Friday, August 17 with your name and the name of any guests who will attend to vetmedreply [at] osu [dot] edu.  If you are not able to attend and would like to send a note or letter, please contact Cindy Cheely at cheely [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu.


Web Site Updates

Jared Carlow, college web master, has created some new templates for the front door of the College of Veterinary Medicine home page. Check 'em out! Over the next several months, he'll be adding additional images to mix.


Contribute Your Pets' Photo(s) for the Web Site!

We need additional pictures of animals to use on the web site and in several brochures and newsletters that are planned for the next year. We're looking for high-resolution, (in case we print them), clearly focused images of a variety of species and breeds. Please understand that we may not be able to use every photo you submit. If you have a great digital picture of an animal and/or your pet, please forward it to Melissa Weber, weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu; if you have a photo that I could scan, please drop it off or send it to 127D VMAB, 1900 Coffey Rd.


Vet Med in the News

Drs. Moore and Belknap Lecture on YouTube

Back in May, "The Horse" magazine invited Dr. Rustin Moore, chair and professor, and Jim Belknap, professor, both in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences for the first-ever interactive Webinar, "Understanding Laminitis." The Webinar is now available at and a portion of it can be viewed and heard on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Opportunities at WAG!

The organizers have invited us to host an “ASK THE EXPERT” panel discussion

  • FORMAT: Each vet on the panel would have 5 minutes to introduce themselves, briefly mention "current news" in their area of expertise (or any aspect of dog care – wellness, problems, etc.), then field questions from the audience.
  • PARTICIPANTS: Dr. London has already agreed to participate on the panel. We need three or four more of you – our fine faculty - to give an hour of your time for this great cause!
  • TIMES AVAILBLE: They suggest 12:30, 2:30 or 3:30. We can pick which is most convenient for the majority.

Please let me know if you're willing to participate in the panel and which time slot you would prefer.

More Volunteer Opportunities at WAG!

The WAG! planners have requested that veterinarians or vet students from the college staff a "Dog First Aid Station" in case any animals are injured or become ill. We need a minimum of two students and/or vets to be at the station from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., perhaps each pair volunteering for a two-hour shift. If are willing to volunteer please let Melissa Weber know by Friday, 8/17 614-292-3752 or cell 614-327-6024 or weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu

Save the Dates!

  • College Appreciation Week, Tuesday, Sept. 4 – Friday, Sept. 7
    Watch for more details about special daily activities on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and save Friday, Sept. 7 for the annual picnic lunch from 11:30-1, plus the announcement of Distinguished Staff Awards.
  • Wexner offers William Wegman exhibit: Funney/Strange
    September 20 – December 30
    • College-wide reception, Wednesday, October 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
      Wexner Center for the Arts
      Plan to enjoy refreshments in the Wexner Café, and take a tour of the William Wegman exhibition “Funney/Strange” with your colleagues from the College of Veterinary Medicine.
    • “Vets 4 Pets” 5K run/walk hosted by the Class of 2009, October 7
      Join the Class of 2009 for the second annual “Vets for Pets” 5K run/walk with proceeds benefiting the Franklin County Dog Shelter and the Class of 2009 on Sunday, October 7. Registration begins at 9:30 and the race starts at 11 a.m. Participants are invited to bring their dogs along, and then stay for “Community Day” at the Wexner Center. Registration information is available the event website.
    • Why We Like Dogs (and They Like Us), November 1, 4:30 p.m.
      Wexner Center Film/Video Theater
      Dr. James Serpell, a leading expert in the study of human-animal interactions, will discuss the mutually beneficial relationships between owners and their dogs in relation to Wegman’s. His talk is presented in special collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine. Serpell is Professor of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare, and Director of the Center for the Interaction of Animals & Society at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He is the author of many influential books and articles, including In the Company of Animals and The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions with People.


News Across Campus

Register now for the 2007 Outreach Scholarship Conference
Madison, WI, October 7th-9th

The link below is the call for registrations for the 2007 Outreach Scholarship Conference being held in Madison, Wisconsin.  The conference begins on Sunday, October 7th and concludes on October 9th.  This annual conference is sponsored by Penn State, Ohio State, the University of Georgia and the University of Wisconsin. It's a great opportunity to learn about the Outreach and Engagement activities of universities and colleges across the United States.

Conference information