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- OSU CVM Welcomes Dr. Schelhorn
- Dr. Rosol elected to AVMA Council on Research
- Drs. DeWille and Leone awarded Pelotonia Idea Grant
- Save the Date Biomedical Shared Resources Workshop Sept.
Dr. Mary McLoughlin, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and small animal soft tissue surgeon, is featured in an upcoming episode of Dogs 101 airing on Animal Planet Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (according to their website). The segment is on the Gordon Setter and was filmed at the Veterinary Medical Center and Dr. McLoughlin’s home in March. Her Gordon Setter, Carson, was a winner at the 2010 Westminster Dog Show held in February.
The College of Veterinary Medicine has long-term partnership with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, which operates 10 farms in Ohio. They raise and process their own animals to provide food to the 51,000 inmates in 32 institutions across the state. “We are their veterinarians,” Explains Dr. Fernando Silveira, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. “We act as consultants from conception to consumer – breeding to processing.
In the early 1970s, the Feline Leukemia Virus was recognized as the most important fatal disease affecting cats. During that same time at Ohio State, the Retrovirus Research Program was organizing in the College of Veterinary Medicine with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Special Cancer Virus Research Program, which was part of a "war against cancer." Researchers in the newly-formed program were the first to develop the patented method for the prototype vaccine that was licensed to Zoetis (formally Pfizer Animal Health).
A recent study by Dr. Linda Lord, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, showed that almost three out of four cats wore collars consistently during the six-month trial, suggesting that most cats will tolerate a collar even if their owners are skeptical about its success.
"The big message is that people really need to think about identifying their cats," said Dr. Lord. "Cats will tolerate wearing a collar, and this could be a new paradigm shift in thinking."
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) recently awarded scholarships to fifteen students from ten American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited schools of veterinary medicine. Ohio State veterinary student Joe Esch received the AKC/AVMF award, a $6,000 scholarship sponsored by the AKC and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Last year, Joe recieved the President's Award through the AKC, a scholarship worth $10,000. Joe is also the first Ohio State student to become SAVMA president-elect, and will be serving for the 2011-2012 year.
Alumni Reunion Weekend activities take place this Friday and Saturday! At the banquet on Friday evening, held at the Ohio Union, festivities will include class reunions, auctions, dinner, and recognition of three outstanding alumni, Linda Peck, DVM, Marsha Heinke, DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM, and Jennifer Jellison, DVM (see below for more information on these alumni). Saturday's activities will include the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society Annual Meeting and Board Meeting, the "State of the College" address from Dean Lonnie King, a tailgate and barbeque, and the Ohio State vs.
Dr. Brian Scansen, assistant professor of Cardiology and Interventional Medicine, was recently interviewed by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) about pacemakers in dogs. ACVIM has posted the video of the interview to YouTube. To watch the video, click here.
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