2014 News

Ohio Quarter Horse Association gives generous donation

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association has given the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine a generous donation,continuing their long-standing relationship with the college, and supporting research to enhance the health and well-being of the Quarter Horse breed.

Long-time benefactor establishes annual student scholarship

Dr. Busack outside of Bartels and Busack Pet Hospital Resort and SpaThe Busack Family Scholarship was given out for the first time this year, thanks to Dr. Ron Busack, college alumnus and owner of Bartels and Busack Pet Hospital Resort and Spa in Cleveland.

Veterinarians recommend vaccine for potentially fatal disease in horses

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has a 90 percent fatality rate for horses that contract this virus, which is transmitted by infected mosquitos. The Perry Tribune, a Toledo, OH area newspaper reports four confirmed cases of EEE in horses in Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties.  Ohio State Equine Field Service veterinarian Dr. Jon Yardley recommends vaccinating against this disease.

Acclaimed lecturer to speak on link between domestic violence & animal abuse

Phil Arkow to define role of health professionals in preventing violence & helping abuse victims

As the coordinator and co-founder of the National Link Coalition, which serves as the national resource center on the link between animal abuse and domestic violence, Phil Arkow knows quite a bit about cases of abuse, cruelty and neglect, as well as how veterinarians and other health professionals should handle them.

New cancer drug for dogs benefits human research

Dr. Cheryl London administering new cancer drug to patient Carter WalshDogs suffering from certain types of blood cancers may have a new treatment alternative thanks to the collaborative work of cancer experts looking for options that can
help all animals, including humans.   

Animal athletes and animal survivors featured in fall ad campaign

A new advertising campaign launched for the football season features great animals on the scoreboard in Ohio Stadium, as well as on television during Urban Meyer's weekly football show on WBNS-TV, Channel 10. 

The campaign was made possible by a generous donor and supporter of the Veterinary Medical Center and College of Veterinary Medicine, and the :30 spots were produced by Bartha Video Productions

Groundbreaking event features Maxwell's Story

On September 5, the College of Veterinary Medicine celebrated the official groundbreaking of the Veterinary Medical Center Expansion and Enhancement project. Prior to the ceremonial digging, more than 350 attendees were treated to the story of Maxwell, a bull mastiff diagnosed with a serious heart condition. Thanks to a collaboration between Dr. Brian Scansen, assistant professor, Cardiology and Interventional Medicine in the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center and Dr. John Cheatham, the George H.

Management Transition at Veterinary Medical Center-Dublin

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is assuming management of the Veterinary Medical Center- Dublin (VMC-Dublin) clinic, which opened in 2013 and is currently being managed by Veterinary Specialty Management Services (VSMS), Cincinnati, OH. The transition will occur over the next four months with Ohio State assuming full responsibility for management by February 1, 2015.

Representatives from Ohio State human resources will assist veterinarians and staff currently employed by VSMS to apply for positions as Ohio State employees.

Connect to Veterinary Medicine - September 2014

News at the College & VMC

Successful start to VMC Enhancement & Expansion

The official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the addition to the existing Hospital for Companion Animals at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center took place Sept. 5.

Veterinary faculty will respond to "Question the Authorities" at Farm Science Review

Seven faculty members from the College of Veterinary Medicine will participate in the popular "Question the Authorities" sessions at the 2014 Farm Science Review being held Sept. 16-18 at the Molly Caren Farm near London, OH. Topics include livestock behavior, public health issues, antibiotic use and resistance, raw milk, and treatments and prevention of emerging diseases in livestock. See a complete list below.