2012 News

Recognizing the Class of 2012

Faculty, family, friends, and staff gathered Saturday, June 9 to celebrate the achievements of Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2012. Student awards were announced at the Honors and Awards Ceremony on Saturday morning at the Fawcett Center and the traditional Oath and Hooding Ceremony took place that evening in Mershon Auditorium.

Dr. Buffington on WOSU "All Sides With Ann Fisher"

Dr. Buffington Dr. Tony Buffington will be appearing on WOSU’s “All Sides With Ann Fisher” on Monday, June 11 to discuss the nation’s most popular pet, the cat, and cat behavior and health. “All Sides” is a live, public affairs talk show, with listener phone calls and emails, on WOSU public radio. Tune in at 11am to WOSU public radio for Dr.

Ohio State Veterinarian featured on NPR’s “Dog Talk”

Dr. Alicia Bertone, the Trueman Chair in Equine Clinical Medicine and Surgery, appeared live on the April 26th segment of Dog Talk Radio. Dr. Bertone was interviewed about her recent study on C-PET platelet therapy use in dogs with osteoarthritis.

To listen to the interview segment, click here.  

To read more about the study, click here.


Connect to Veterinary Medicine: June 2012

June 2012

News at the College

Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Faculty Award Winners and Distinguished Alumni

The College of Veterinary Medicine recognized the Class of 2012, five faculty award winners, and four Distinguished Alumni Award winners at the traditional Oath and Hooding ceremony, held June 9, 2012 in Mershon Auditorium. Below is a list of this year's award winners. Click on their names to read their biographies.

Faculty awards

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The Class of 2012 was honored for the completion of their academic career on Saturday, June 9. Students were first recognized at the Honors and Awards Ceremony. Excellence awards wwere given to those students who excelled in their clinical rotations.

Concern grows about Chicken Jerky Treats

Chicken WarningDr. Tony Buffington was recently interviewed by Channel 6 news regarding local reports about pets that have become ill after consuming chicken jerky treats. These products are manufactured in China under several brand names. The FDA has received over 900 complaints in the past two years.

Alpaca cria birth signifies successful embryo transfer

Alpaca CriaAlpaca reproduction is a complicated business. Unlike other farm animal species, the use of artificial insemination and other assisted reproductive techniques poses a great challenge for veterinarians working with these animals  And the gestation period is a lengthy 11 months. How then, can a breeder reproduce multiple crias from the most valuable animals in a relatively short period?

Student works with endangered wolves at Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo

This past spring senior veterinary student Jimmy Johnson had the opportunity to work with the Chicago Zoological Society at the Brookfield Zoo planning immobilization protocols for Mexican grey wolves. In addition, Johnson performed the wolves' physical exams, drew blood, and assisted with CT scans to screen for nasal adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that is thought to target wild dog populations such as Mexican grey wolves.

Alumni Society Award Nominations

The Alumni Society's Alumni Recognition Awards acknowledge and honor alumni of the college who have contributed to the enhancement of the veterinary medical profession. This year's awards will be presented during Alumni Reunion Weekend, October 5-7. To nominate a fellow alumnus, please fill out the 2012 Call for Nominations form and mail it in by July 1.