September 6, 2007

In the News

Volume 2, Issue 3
Thursday, September 6, 2007

"News and Events" is a bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications & Marketing office. If you have news items or comments, please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu (subject: News%20%26%20Events%20Newsletter) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Thanks to WAG! Volunteers

WAG! the dog-friendly festival held at Prairie Oaks Metro Park on August 25 was a resounding success with thousands of people and hundreds of dogs participating. Special thanks to Dr. Cheryl London for her presentation on canine cancer. Thanks also to the volunteers from the Class of 2009 who staffed the Wexner Center booth to promote both the Vets 4 Pets 5K run/walk as well as the Wegman exhibit, and thanks to our "First Aid Volunteers:" Jessica VanHook, Jeremy Hersh, Amy Morris, Stephanie Cuellar, and Richard Hartman. A few dogs cooled off in the pool – but the real moment of heroism occurred as a huge storm hit and the tent nearly blew away. A personal note of thanks to Jessica VanHook and Amy Morris for rescuing my cell phone.


Summer Student Research Poster Session

The Summer Student Research Program will wrap up with a Research Poster Session in the Hummel Grand Lounge in VMAB, Friday afternoon, September 7. Please stop by VMAB anytime from Friday afternoon through Monday to see the 28 posters on display. From 2-3:30, students will be available to explain their projects were and to answer any questions. The Summer Research Program, for first and second year veterinary students, allows students to gain experience working in a research laboratory setting. The program is funded by a variety of sources including: Morris Animal Foundation, Merck/Merial, CVM Office of the Dean, CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni and individual faculty labs. Please take the time to come over to view the posters and munch on some light refreshments.


College Appreciation Week Lunch!

Friday (9/7), A Feast Fit for a Soprano! (Italian Luncheon with Something for Everyone)
Don't Forget to Enter the Raffle for Great Prizes!
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Courtyard Outside VMAB (under the big tent!)


Alumni Reunion Weekend, September 6-8

Alumni from the College of Veterinary Medicine and The Ohio State University will descend on campus this weekend for a variety of activities sponsored by the Ohio State Alumni Association, as well as college events sponsored by our College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society. A special afternoon of Continuing Education was held here in the college on Thursday afternoon. Friday night are the annual class reunion events, banquet and auctions at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Café starting at 4 p.m. Saturday morning the Alumni Society will host its annual membership meeting from 8-9:30 a.m.; the dean will provide an abbreviated "State of the College" address from 9:30-10 a.m. and a barbecue/tailgate will be under the tent from 10-noon. At noon, Ohio State kicks off against the Akron Zips. Please welcome our alumni!


Four Alumni to Receive Alumni Society Recognition Awards

At the banquet being held at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Café, four distinguished alumni will receive recognition from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society. They are:

  • Gary Bowman, DVM, Diplomate ACVPM, Class of 1967, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Ronald Lyman, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Class of 1977, President, Animal Emergency and Referral Center (AERC), Fort Pierce, Florida;
  • Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD, Class of 1985, Associate Executive Director, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.;
  • William Yakely, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO, Class of 1967, Owner, Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane, Washington.

View brief biographical information about each winner


Attention Runners and Animal Lovers: Run Fur Hope

The Union County Humane Society, located next door to the Marysville Large Animal Clinic in Marysville, is hosting a 5K Run/Walk called "Run Fur Hope" on Saturday, September 15 starting at 9 a.m. (No dogs allowed in the 5K run, but bring as many pets as you want for the Family Pet Walk, which begins at 8:15.) Registration is from 7:30-8:30.

More information including registration is available at the event website


Contribute Your Pets' Photo(s) for the Web Site!

Thanks to those who have sent me pictures. If you have any pets in addition to cats and dogs, I would really appreciate receiving those also. Weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu


"Name the Newsletter" Contest

We are working on the first-ever newsletter for clients of our Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The first issue will be sent out during autumn quarter, with other issues planned for winter quarter and spring quarter. Stories from small animal, food and fiber, and equine will be featured every issue. Right now, the name for the newsletter is: News from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medical Center." If you have a clever title that you think we should use instead, please submit it to Melissa Weber at weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu or write it down and drop it off to Melissa's mailbox in 127C VMAB. In addition to the honor of seeing your suggestion in print, you'll receive a Target gift card. Please submit your suggestions by September 17.


World Rabies Day

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is embarking on an international campaign to eradicate rabies worldwide. It kicks off this weekend with events in 61 countries. Our SCAVMA group will host information about the campaign during Vets For Pets on October 7. More information about the activities taking place at 26 other veterinary colleges as well as the international events can be found at the World Rabies Day website.


Vet Med in the News

Allergies in Pets with Dr. Hillier featured on Channel 10

Yesterday, Channel 10 interviewed Dr. Hillier about allergy season.

View a clip of the interview

Dr. Couto featured in the Washington Post

A recent editorial in the Washington Post complimented Dr. Couto and his team on the treatment of their beloved greyhound.

View the article

Shortage of large animal veterinarians

The August 16th issue of "Buckeye Farms News" carried a story about the national shortage of large animal veterinarians, and quoted Dean Rosol about the college's efforts to address this issue.

More information


Upcoming Events

Wexner offers William Wegman exhibit: Funney/Strange
September 20 – December 30

  • College-wide reception, Wednesday, October 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wexner Center for the Arts
    Plan to enjoy refreshments in the Wexner Café, and take a tour of the William Wegman exhibition "Funney/Strange" with your colleagues from the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • "Vets 4 Pets" 5K run/walk hosted by the Class of 2009, October 7
    Join the Class of 2009 for the second annual "Vets for Pets" 5K run/walk with proceeds benefiting the Franklin County Dog Shelter and the Class of 2009 on Sunday, October 7. Registration begins at 9:30 and the race starts at 11 a.m. Participants are invited to bring their dogs along, and then stay for "Community Day" at the Wexner Center.
    Registration information
  • Why We Like Dogs (and They Like Us), November 1, 4:30 p.m.
    Wexner Center Film/Video Theater
    Dr. James Serpell, a leading expert in the study of human-animal interactions, will discuss the mutually beneficial relationships between owners and their dogs in relation to Wegman's. His talk is presented in special collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine. Serpell is Professor of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare, and Director of the Center for the Interaction of Animals & Society at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. He is the author of many influential books and articles, including In the Company of Animals and The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions with People.

Dr. Linda A. Detwiler to visit October 8

Dr. Linda A. Detwiler, Assistant Director for the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, will visit on Monday October 08th. She will present different training and job opportunities in USDA-APHIS and other federal agencies available to veterinary students. SCAVMA (with Kerrie Lewis as their representative) will be organizing her conference during lunch hour. Pizzas and drinks will be provided for the students.


News Across Campus

University Introduces New Ad

Each year, Ohio State marketing unveils the new ad that will run on the scoreboard and on television during football games. You can view it on the Ohio State home page or by going to the OSU Features website.

You'll enjoy it!

16th Annual Ohio State Staff Arts and Crafts Exhibit

The exhibit in Bricker Hall, 190 North Oval Mall on main campus, runs through October 19th, and several current and former members of the College of Veterinary Medicine have artistic creations in the exhibit, including:

  • Dave Beauvais - "Plant in Boot" - Photography. Dave is a Network System Administrator in Veterinary Information Systems.
  • David Fredrick - "Veterinary Caudeusus" - Stained Glass. David works in the Food Animal Service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
  • Melissa Ritchie - "Grilled" - Photography - Melissa works in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Administrative Office.
  • Sandi Weber - "A Mother's Love" - Pencil - Sandi works at the Small Animal Reception Desk in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
  • Andy Hudson - "Bubble Votive" - Glass & Steel. Dr. Hudson is the Associate Director of Medical Education in the College of Medicine. He previously worked in the College of Veterinary Medicine as the Director of Educational Resources.
  • Liz Zeigler - "Passion Fruit" - Photography - Liz recently joined the School of Teaching and Learning and before that worked in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Administrative Office.

Register now for the 2007 Outreach Scholarship Conference
Madison, WI, October 7th-9th

The link below is the call for registrations for the 2007 Outreach Scholarship Conference being held in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference begins on Sunday, October 7th and concludes on October 9th. This annual conference is sponsored by Penn State, Ohio State, the University of Georgia and the University of Wisconsin. It's a great opportunity to learn about the Outreach and Engagement activities of universities and colleges across the United States.

Call for registrations