June 19th, 2013
Dr. Marc Kinsley, Large Animal surgical resident, received the Graduate Research Award in recognition of his pursuit of excellence in research.
Kinsley’s research during his 2.5 years as a large animal surgical resident has included two important studies, one involving improving the diagnosis and surgical treatment of small ruminants with obstructive urolithiasis and the second, his Master’s project, revolving around identifying pathways involved in etiopathogenesis of osteochondrosis.
Dr. Anna Jolles received the New Investigator Award in recognition of her progress towards establishing a research program with an international reputation for excellence.
Dr. Jolles is currently an assistant professor in Biomedical Sciences and has an active research program in ecology of Infectious Diseases. She is funded by the National Science foundation. Her research has shown that the severity of tuberculosis in South African buffalos is closely related with the intestinal load of intestinal parasites, suggesting that the co-infection with parasites shifts the immune response. She has also extended her investigation to lions M.bovis infection. Recently she has engaged in a new line of investigation to understand the immune response I wildlife and its impact on evolution.
Dr. Craig Ruaux also received the New Investigator Award in recognition of his progress towards establishing a research program with an international reputation for excellence.
Dr. Ruaux has a history of accomplishment in scholarship including over 50 refereed publications. Dr. Ruaux’s scholarship demonstrates a line of inquiry focusing on gastroenterology.
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June 18th, 2013
Dr. Terri Clark, second from left, attended the commissioning ceremony of graduating senior Makensie Anderson, third from right.
Captain Terri Clark, Chief Veterinarian for the U.S. Public Health Service was the keynote speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony on June 16th in OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center. Captain Clark encouraged the graduates of 2013 to explore the wide array of opportunities in veterinary medicine, including public health.
Prior to graduation, Dr. Clark attended the commissioning ceremony for graduating senior Makensie Anderson who will be stationed in Fort Hood, Texas on active duty in the Army Veterinary Corps. Anderson will be caring for military working dogs, ceremonial horses and mules, soldier’s pets, and Fort Hood shelter animals. “I hope to be a good veterinarian and a good soldier,” she says.
June 17th, 2013
Taffy helps Lionel Snyder open her Thank You gift.
As a referral hospital, OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital sees a large number of emergency cases and that means blood transfusions are often needed. In the large animal hospital, the go-to horse for blood donations is Taffy.
Taffy is a 1,600 pound draft horse with a mellow attitude and a heart of gold. Because of her size and good health, she is able to give a lot of blood without feeling any effects. “She doesn’t mind a bit,” says farm manager Lionel Snyder. “And she has a blood-type that works with many horses.”
In early June, Barbara Ellison had to rush her mare Corey to OSU vet hospital when post-partum bleeding could not be stemmed. By the time she arrived, Dr. Melissa Esser had hooked up Taffy and acquired enough blood to start an immediate transfusion.
An ultrasound revealed that Corey had suffered vaginal tearing. The bleeding was stopped and she was put on antibiotics and IV fluid. “She was bleeding out and Taffy saved her,” says Ellison. Corey recovered and is doing fine.
To show her appreciation, Ellison and the staff of Wild Turkey Farms in Wilsonville, brought Taffy her very own bag of wild berry horse treats. According to Snyder, Taffy really, really likes to eat so it was the perfect gift.
June 14th, 2013
Lena DeTar has accepted the first CVM Residency in Shelter Medicine. The residency is a partnership between the College and the Oregon Humane Society and will enable DeTar to pursue a Master’s in Comparative Health Sciences while working on clinical rotation at the OHS Animal Medical Learning Center and on specialty rotation at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
DeTar has three years of experience as staff veterinarian at the Arizona Humane Society and the Humane Society of Utah, as well as a long-standing interest in shelter medicine.
Supported by a $150,000 grant from Maddie’s Fund, the residency requires extensive participation in national shelter medicine networks including training, continuing education, and development activities. DeTar will also be completing a research project in shelter medicine.
Maddie’s Fund is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Wordkay and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, with the goal of achieving a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community.
June 14th, 2013
Dr. Marilyn Waters presents Kimberly Bruce with the Class of 1997 scholarship. The award, which continues to be supported by members of the class of ’97, is given to a student who has actively promoted the College and the profession of veterinary medicine.
The annual Student Awards Ceremony is an opportunity to recognize the many dedicated, high-achieving students who attend the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. It is also a great way for the students to meet and thank the generous donors who provide their scholarships.
At this year’s ceremony on May 30th, Dean Cyril Clarke welcomed 200+ parents, friends, faculty, students and donors, while Associate Dean Sue Tornquist acted as master of ceremonies. More than $250,000 in scholarships were awarded.
List of scholarships and recipients.