January 16, 2007

In the News

Volume 1, Issue 7
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"News and Events" is a (mostly) 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 or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Dayton television features Marysville facility

A locally produced PBS television program, "Our Ohio" featured a 10-minute segment about the Marysville Large Animal Facility, which aired January 13th on the PBS affiliate in Dayton, WPTD-TV, Channel 16. Summary of the segment:

Vet Students Meet the Real World

Ohio State University graduates make up more than 75 percent of all veterinarians practicing in Ohio. Every one of them has to spend at least two weeks at the Ohio State Veterinary facility in Marysville. We live with the students as they learn what life is like in the real world of large animal veterinary medicine.

Click on the "Our Ohio" link at www.thinktv.org/ for more details.

MPH Program in Veterinary Public Health is taking applications

The Master of Public Health, Veterinary Public Health program, (run in conjunction with the School of Public Health) is currently taking applications for the Fall 2007 class. The deadline for completed applications is May 30th. Students in the program receive specialized training in the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, food safety, biosecurity, and environmental health. For more information about the program or the application process, visit the web page or contact the VPH Coordinator, Dr. Armando E. Hoet with our online form.

Vet Med in the News

Two Ohio State studies featured in January 15, 2007 JAVMA

Linda Lord, the lead author of both studies and an assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine, reports on research conducted in Montgomery County on the methods by which owners recover lost pets. The research is being featured by Ohio State as well as highlighted by JAVMA.

Read the OSU News Article

Read the UPI International News Article

Read the ABC News Article

Blood Hounds
Doggy donors (and some cats) open veins to save other animals

Columbus Dispatch
December 31, 2006
This story featured an interview with Dr. Guillermo Couto, professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, as well as Veterinarians Liliana M. Marin, and Maria Cristina Iazbik, and the blood bank in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The full story (with pictures!) can be read at The Columbus Dispatch website (login required)

Veterinary student research featured on Ohio State home page

After winning grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Morris Animal Foundation, Laura Stokes-Green, a third-year veterinary student, spent her summer conducting research on the parasites of rhinos and cattle in and around the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, part of the Way Kambas National Park on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Her adventures are currently being featured on the Ohio State home page.

Shelter Medicine Club returns from New Orleans; featured on Channel 4

Members of the Shelter Medicine Club spent part of their December break in New Orleans helping Animal Rescue of New Orleans. Their work was featured on Channel 4:
Headline: Animals Left By Katrina Get Second Chance

Pittsburgh Polar Bear Has Root Canal

AP via New York Times
January 15, 2007
Featured Expert: Tom Klein, veterinary dentist

Read the New York Times article

Root canal easy on a big, furry patient

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article

US zoo's polar bear recovering from root canal
AP via International Herald Tribune, France

Read the International Herald Tribune article

AVMA distributes radio news spot featuring Ohio State Veterinarian

60-second spot sent out by the American Veterinary Medical Association and it features Dr. Tony Buffington of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The spot features the importance of preventing obesity in your pets.

News Across Campus

Grants Available for Outreach and Engagement Work

Requests for proposals are available online for five university-wide grant programs that support enhanced and innovative outreach and engagement initiatives: Continuing Education Course Development Grants, University Outreach and Engagement Excellence in Engagement Grants, Service-Learning Initiative Grants, and OSU CARES/OSU Extension Seed Grants and Faculty Support Grants. The deadline for proposals is Friday (3/30).

For RFPs and contact information, visit or call University Outreach and Engagement at 688-3041.

Upcoming Events

Veterinary Medicine in Public Health; internships and externships

January 23, 12 p.m., VHA
Please plan to join Dr. Linda Detwiler, assistant Director for the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland, on January the 23rd at 12 when she discusses the importance of public practice and careers with federal agencies such as the USDA-APHIS. Dr Detwiler has worked with the USDA, and is well known internationally for her work in BSE. She currently handles all of the information on internships and externships that are available to veterinary students throughout the year with several federal agencies. There will be pizza and refreshments provided, plus some small souvenirs.