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Molly the Pony, one of the world's only prosthesis-wearing ponies, will be visiting the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine August 6 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Visitors will have the chance to hear the presentation "It's All About Molly" at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Wexner Auditorium in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building (VMAB) by Dr. Rustin Moore, Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor and chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
August 3 to 7, 2009
Molly will be traveling to several other private event locations in central Ohio, listed below, in addition to visiting Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Aimee Jalkanen, DVM Class of 2010, won second place in the poster competition at the Morris Animal Foundation Annual Meeting. Jalkanen was awarded a Veterinary Student Scholarship from MAF last summer and her poster presented the research she completed, "MicroRNA Profiling of Canine Osteoblasts and Osteosarcoma Cells."
Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee visited the College of Veterinary Medicine's Large Animal Services in Marysville July 16. On hand were Drs. Eric Gordon, Margaret A. Masterson, Donald Sanders and leading the tour was Dr. Lowell T. Midla. President Gee interacted with students, staff, State Representative David E. Burke and State Senator Karen L. Gilmore.
President Gee was in Union county touring Scotts LawnService and giving a speech to the local joint meeting of the Lions and Kiwanis clubs.
Dr. Michael D. Lairmore, professor and chair in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, was featured July 10 on WBNS 10TV's evening newscast. Dr. Lairmore discussed his cancer research in the Center for Retrovirus Research and his involvement in the Pelotonia Bike Tour, a grassroots cycling movement to raise money to fund cancer research.
Amy Morris, from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2010, was awarded the third-place prize in the 2009 Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. Innovations in Public Health award. This award is designed to stimulate interest in veterinary public health, encourage creative thinking, and to develop creative writing skills among veterinary students.
Ohio State highlights an outreach initiative to help service dogs
Zoetis (formally Pfizer Animal Health) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for Palladia, developed to treat mast cell tumors in dogs. Dr. Cheryl London, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Thekla R. and Donald B. Shackelford Professor in Canine Medicine, has worked with Zoetis (formally Pfizer) since 2000 to help develop the treatment.