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Welcome Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Out of more than 6,700 applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across North America, 162 of the best and brightest made the cut to call themselves the Class of 2017 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

There are 137 women and 25 men who will join the college, with 83 coming from beyond the Ohio borders. They ranged in age, upon acceptance, from 19 to 41.

Buckeye Vet Prep Camp

The Buckeye Vet Prep Academy educates students about the profession of veterinary medicine through a one-week summer camp that includes seminarsBuckeye Vet Prep Academy and hands-on activities at Ohio State.

Get to know the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center

The Veterinary Medical Center sees 35,000 animal patients a year. It is comprised of three hospitals: the Hospital for Companion Animals, the Hospital for Farm Animals, and the Galbreath Equine Center. You’ll receive a level of care that you can’t get anywhere else. You can support our faculty and progams. Go here for more information.


Blood Donors Help Save Lives

Jared's Story

Jared Sylvester had always enjoyed playing sports, and he lived a very active lifestyle. Heading into his junior year of college at Miami University, he played on the club lacrosse team. He started experiencing knee pain during the summer but brushed it off. A few months passed, and the pain became unbearable. Jared’s family contacted their good friend, Dr. Mike, for a consultation over the weekend.

Meet Bleu

When a dog begins to gain weight rapidly, owners might think that they are overfeeding their pet. Bleu’s owners knew something was wrong, and turned to the Veterinary Medical Center. Dr. Brian Scansen, DVM and assistant professor, who works in the Cardiology and Interventional Medicine service, discovered a large tumor inside Bleu’s heart that was blocking blood flow and causing fluid buildup in Bleu’s belly. With his special training in interventional procedures, Dr. Scansen was able to insert a stent across the tumor to improve blood flow and reduce the fluid accumulation. 

Remembrance Ceremony Honors Lost Pets

Remembrance CeremonyThe 2013 Companion Animal Remembrance Ceremony was held in May by the Honoring the Bond program at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center. The ceremony allows owners dealing with the death of a pet to gather together for a service. The Honoring the Bond team helps owners to express emotions and memories and provides support during the difficult times.

University Distinguished Staff Awardee: Dr. Kate Hayes-Ozello

colleagues enjoy the surprise announcement of University Distinguished Staff award.

From left: Carolyn Speicher, assistant director of Event and Guest Operations, Schottenstein Center, and member of the DSA Selection committee; Michele Bondurant, Kate Hayes-Ozello, Tom Ozello

Free eye exams for service dogs at Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center

Veterinary ophthalmologists from The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) will offer free sight-saving eye exams for service dogs in May. Service Dog handlers and owners must pre-register between now and April 30 with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Veterinary Medical Center is a "Cat Friendly Practice"

Veterinary Medical Center is a Cat Friendly PracticeThe American Association of Feline Practitioners has designated The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) as a “Cat Friendly Practice.”