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Moving Forward By Going Backwards: Approaching Veterinary Education From a Different Angle

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Typically, education begins with delivering information to students, who then output that information in the form of exams. Another approach is called Competency-Based Education (CBE) and it starts with the desired outputs then goes backwards to figure out what the inputs should be. Laura Molgaard, Associate Dean for Academic and Students Affairs at the University […]

Alums Choose A Path Less Travelled

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

According to market research done by the AVMA in 2017, 65% of licensed veterinarians are working in private clinical practice. Another 8% are working for government agencies. Only half a percent work in the uniformed services. OSU alums Kristen Hinatsu and Jake Tidwell are in that small group, and living that famous recruiting slogan: ‘Its […]

Pre-Vet Scholar Inspired By Summer Program

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Last week the college held its seventh annual Summer Veterinary Experience (SVE) for academically talented high school students. The program is one of several that Dean Susan Tornquist supports with a goal of increasing diversity in the veterinary student population, and ultimately in the veterinary profession. The week-long experience features daily short courses taught by […]

New Leadership Course Takes A Unique Approach

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine provides rigorous training in academic and technical skills. They also offer Practice Management and Communications electives, but in his position as college Counselor and Wellness Coordinator, Alex Rowell realized that some students also need training in leadership and interpersonal skills. Rowell conceived a new course, called Veterinary Leadership: Examining […]

Incoming Class of 2022: Moving Toward A More Diverse Profession

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

For several years Dean Susan Tornquist has a goal of increasing diversity in the college to better represent the national population. Several programs were created to meet that goal, including the OSU Summer Veterinary Experience, where academically talented high school students from under-represented backgrounds receive scholarships to attend a one-week, intensive introduction to veterinary medicine. The […]

Students and Staff Learn About Canine Behavior

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

The Whole Dog Academy hosted a Canine Behavior Conference in Portland in July that was organized by OSU alumna Kate Hooper, Class of 2012. Certified veterinary technician Kimberly Warren, who works in the ICU at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, attended the conference. “The biggest thing I took away from the conference was how many […]

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