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Dr. Tony Forshey, Chief of Animal Health and State Veterinarian for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, received the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's prestigious Chairman's Award during the organization's annual conference. The Chairman's Award is given to an outstanding volunteer for his unselfish dedication and tireless devotion to the advancement of animal agriculture.
The inaugural issue of "Student Affairs News," the newsletter from the Office of Student Affairs, is now available on the college web page at http://vet.osu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/news/studentAffairs/2012/spring.pdf
The first issue includes articles about the new Student Ambassadors’ p
Twelve veterinary students, representing first, second and third-year classes, have been chosen to become the first College of Veterinary Medicine Student Ambassadors.
The Food Animal Club at the College of Veterinary Medicine along with Zoetis (formally Pfizer) is preparing to host the inaugural Food Animal Student Symposium. This event will be held April 13-15 at the college and offers a number of lectures and wet labs for students to attend. This is a free event for veterinary students who are members of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) or the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP).
A therapy pony named Buggs is scheduled to undergo surgery at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center in April to treat a painful eye disorder in horses, equine recurrent uveitis. Dr. Anne Gemensky-Metzler, an ophthalmologist in the Veterinary Medical Center will perform the surgery as part of a clinical research trial. The surgery will involve putting an implant in the pony’s eye that will continually release medication to control inflammation and potentially limit some of the complications seen with this eye disorder. This story aired on 10TV News on Friday March 23.
Dr. Thomas Rosol, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, had his metastasis research program highlighted in the Winter 2012 issue of CCC Frontiers magazine.
Dr. Alicia L. Bertone, professor and Director of the Comparative Orthopedic Research Laboratory at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine co-authored a new study that shows evidence that platelet therapy can provide relief for dogs with osteoarthritis.
"This study is the first to provide evidence in support of platelet therapy for canine osteoarthritis,” said Dr. Alicia L. Bertone, senior author of the study.
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine was one of the first colleges in the country to offer a pet loss support line. This service offered counseling to those who were grieving the loss of a pet. This service is now duplicated at many other universities, as well as private agencies. As a result, the number of clients utilizing our service has decreased over the last several years. An increase in education about pet loss, as well as new available resources, has also led to a decreased need for this service.