1 THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
2 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY SINCE THE DAWN OF OUR COLLEGE IN 1885, BUT THE BASIC VALUES THAT DEFINE OUR PROFESSION CARING, COMPASSION, EMPATHY, SERVICE, INTEGRITY HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME. Dean Lonnie J. King UNPARALLELED EXPERTISE FOR A HEALTHIER WORLD UNDERSTANDING ANIMALS IS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE WAY OUR WORLD WORKS, from human diseases to ecosystems to our fragile food supply. Many of the most groundbreaking discoveries related to both animal and human health started with animal research. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is driving that conversation as we confront a future of global change. Our profession has expanded its horizons in global food systems, public health, and ecosystems. We are training a generation of visionary veterinary leaders practitioners and researchers who are prepared to offer solutions for a healthier world. We are also leaders in terms of animal care and health; our comprehensive referral Veterinary Medical Center receives more than 35,000 animal patient visits each year. For these reasons, our veterinary medical center is situated near Ohio State s human medical center and biomedical research tower. Here you often see leading minds in veterinary medicine collaborating with their colleagues in the health sciences as well as with health experts worldwide. The basic values defining our profession have not changed. However, the veterinary profession finds itself at a critical crossroads where convergences in human and animal health issues, embedded in profound environmental change, can lead to new scientific and medical solutions. But for Ohio State, we would not have the immense opportunities before us as we envision a future of exciting and innovative possibilities for our college and its graduates. Fortified by these values, we are positioned for a future unlike any other. We have been thrust upon a new world stage. With your support through the But for Ohio State campaign, we will respond and succeed. Lonnie J. King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine Executive Dean, Health Science Colleges Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine Professor, Veterinary Preventive Medicine
3 The College of Veterinary Medicine MY DEGREE FROM THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE HAS OPENED DOORS AND LED ME TO A CAREER I COULDN T IMAGINE AT THE TIME I GRADUATED FROM PRIVATE PRACTICE TO THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND CDC TO LEADERSHIP OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY MEDICAL COLLEGES. Andrew Maccabe, DVM 1985, Executive Director of the AAVMC FOUNDED IN 1885, THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE IS RANKED FIFTH among the nation s 28 veterinary medical schools by U.S. News & World Report s Best Graduate Schools. It combines more than 1,000 faculty, staff, and students in the departments of veterinary biosciences, veterinary clinical sciences, and veterinary preventive medicine. We are the only veterinary school in America to be colocated on the same campus with a complete health sciences center, including colleges of nursing, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, medicine, and public health. Degrees offered include the doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), master s and doctoral (PhD) degrees in comparative and veterinary medicine, a master of public health degree with a specialization in veterinary public health, and a variety of residency programs leading to specialty board certification. Approximately 70 percent of our graduates enter some form of private practice, while the remainder choose fields such as preventive medicine, laboratory animal medicine, public health, industrial research and development, and teaching and research. A MISSION SHARED The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine has embraced the One Health Initiative a worldwide movement to forge collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, and other health and environment-related disciplines. The College of Veterinary Medicine will tap the university s vast intellectual resources as we lead in the transformation of healthcare and strive toward our vision of creating a healthy and sustainable world for animals and people.
4 What does Ohio State mean for future leaders in veterinary medicine? JOE ESCH, DVM, DOESN T WASTE A MINUTE in any day, and but for Ohio State, the world of veterinary medicine would not be welcoming one of its rising stars into its profession. A 2012 graduate from Ohio State s College of Veterinary Medicine, Esch has a career goal to serve in a small animal general practice. He has been recognized multiple times for his academic excellence and outstanding leadership and earned a Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award. In 2011, Esch became the first Ohio State student selected as president of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. I get passionate when I believe I can help make things better, Esch says. Ohio State has trained me very well. I have learned from some of the best veterinary faculty in the world in classrooms and labs that are at the forefront of the profession. Ohio State offers the total package. giveto.osu.edu
5 What does Ohio State mean to our community? AT THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, we strive to improve the lives of animals and people through service to others. The college s outreach programs touch our local and global communities in many ways, from our Blood Bank, which supplies veterinarians locally and nationally with blood components to save animal lives, to Safe Haven programs that assist victims of domestic violence to find safe housing for their pets, to our partnership with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections as well as programs such as conservation partnerships with zoos and international shelters. An example of a highly successful local project is the college s partnership with LifeCare Alliance, an organization offering services to elderly or chronically ill Ohio residents in Franklin and Madison counties. Under the direction of Veterinary Medicine faculty members Larry Hill, DVM, and Linda Lord, DVM, PhD, veterinary students spend one day a week providing basic wellness care for animals owned by individuals who do not have access to veterinary care. The human-animal bond is a strong one, and the opportunity to provide care is invaluable to those with the greatest need, says Dr. Hill. We are not only improving the lives of the thousands of animals and pet owners, but also increasing the skills and community awareness of our own students.
6 What does Ohio State mean to discoveries in animal and human health? BUT FOR OHIO STATE AND THE EFFORTS OF VETERINARY FACULTY MEMBERS LIKE Matthew J. Allen, MA, VetMB, PhD, many of the world s advances in medicine would never come to fruition. Dr. Allen, an associate professor in small animal surgery, recently performed the college s first canine total knee replacement, and he hopes that Ohio State, already a leader in canine total hip replacement, will become a pioneer in canine total knee replacements routine surgeries in human patients that began with laboratory research and clinical trials in animals. Translating research from the lab to the clinical arena has a powerful force in Allen, and his research crosses boundaries from animal to human and disciplines. He collaborates with Ohio State s Small Animal Surgery Service, as well as the university s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the College of Engineering. What s nice is the research we conducted on dogs to help humans is now actually helping dogs, said Allen. It s what Ohio State does best collaborating with colleagues across the campus and turning new knowledge into practical solutions. giveto.osu.edu
7 What does Ohio State mean for global health? NEW, GLOBAL ISSUES ARE SHAPING VETERINARY MEDICINE. Emerging infectious diseases, food safety and security, foreign animal diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and even bioterrorism ensure that veterinarians are needed on the front lines to help protect society from these global threats. Ohio State s College of Veterinary Medicine is making an impact on global health issues, both in its research and its programs. Yasuko Rikihisa, PhD, professor of microbiology, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and Ohio State s 2011 Innovator of the Year, has focused her prolific research career on tick-borne diseases that infect food and fiberproducing animals, companion animals, and humans. The problem is critical: of the 355 human infectious diseases that have emerged since 1940, 60% are passed from animals to humans, and many of those have been passed through ticks. Dr. Rikihisa s groundbreaking work has already been translated into commercial products and services today touching millions of companion animals lives, and in the near future impacting human lives and health as well. The Farm to Table Study Program, developed by Armando Hoet, DVM, PhD, director of the Veterinary Public Health program, delves into global health issues through an annual trip to food exporting countries. Students, professors, professionals, and public health officials unite to learn about the global integration of food systems, focusing on public and animal health issues, food safety, and international regulations. We are training the next generation of veterinary and public health students to focus on global food safety, protection, and security, Dr. Hoet says. It s a oneof-a-kind educational journey.
8 The Priorities for the College of Veterinary Medicine Concept design CREATE MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS $25 million The quality of our current Veterinary Medical Center facilities does not match the exceptional quality of the students, faculty, research, and programs housed within them. As a top veterinary college and the only comprehensive veterinary referral center in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, we receive more than 35,000 companion animal, farm animal, and equine patient visits each year. Innovative discoveries occur every day in our specialties of orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology, critical care medicine, cardiology, and dermatology. Yet our medical facilities are rapidly becoming inadequate. To maintain our strong programs and continue to recruit the best and brightest faculty, students, interns, and residents, it is crucial that we expand and make substantial enhancements to our Veterinary Medical Center. Our peer institutions are not standing still: many have recently completed or are planning new hospitals. We need to do more than keep pace we need to lead the way in veterinary education and advancements, and this will be increasingly difficult with our existing facilities. The majority of these funds will be used for expansion and enhancement of our Hospital for Companion Animals, including a proposed upward expansion of the current Veterinary Medical Center. giveto.osu.edu
9 Additional funds will be used for other building priorities and associated technologies. An enhanced Veterinary Medical Center facility, along with our leading-edge faculty and programs, will ensure the best educational opportunities for our students and clinical services for our patients, as the college works toward its vision of creating a healthy and sustainable world for animals and people. PLACE STUDENTS FIRST $15 million The College of Veterinary Medicine admits 162 new students (approximately 100 from the state of Ohio) each year. Our thorough admissions process ensures we are training students of exceptional academic ability who are deeply committed to professional success as well as the changing needs of society. Yet, these students graduate with an average of $145,000 in debt. Resources are necessary to strengthen scholarships for DVM students who are committed to serving as veterinary clinicians and private practitioners, as well as fellowships for graduate students interested in such diverse areas as veterinary biosciences, public health, and business. ELEVATE FACULTY AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE $15 million The college s outstanding senior faculty includes four Ohio State Distinguished Scholars, seven Fellows of the American Association of the Advancement of Sciences, two members of the National Academy of Sciences, and numerous leaders in American Veterinary Medical Association disciplines. Additional resources will allow the college to recruit nationally recognized faculty as well as promising junior faculty in signature and clinical research areas. CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES Create Modern Learning Environments...$25 million Place Students First...$15 million Elevate Faculty and Academic Excellence...$15 million Embolden the Research Agenda... $10 million Drive High-Impact Innovation...$10 million Total...$75 MILLION
10 Supporting Our Vision KNOWLEDGE GAINED IN VETERINARY MEDICINE CAN HAVE DIRECT IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH. FOR EXAMPLE, CLINICAL STUDIES OF NEW TREATMENTS IN DOGS WITH MALIGNANT BONE CANCER HAVE HELPED TO DIRECT THE EVALUATION OF NEW TREATMENTS IN CHILDREN WITH BONE CANCER. IT IS, IN A SENSE, MAN S BEST FRIEND HELPING MAN. Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Veterinary Biosciences, The Thekla R. and Donald B. Shackelford Professorship in Canine Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine THE COLLEGE S VISION CREATING A HEALTHY and sustainable world for animals and people is compassionate, compelling, and critical for us all. The future for our profession and the college has never been more exciting, and opportunities are available for you to invest in new initiatives, in our students, and in our faculty. The profound changes on the horizon for veterinary medicine will be led by only a handful of academic institutions that have the capacity, the vision, and the commitment to lead this transformation. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will be one of those institutions. Through the But for Ohio State campaign, you can make a difference, for the animals and the people of future generations. giveto.osu.edu
11 WILL WE FIND CURES FOR THE WORLD S DEVASTATING DISEASES? IS THERE A WAY TO MAKE OUR FOOD SUPPLY ABUNDANT AND SAFE? CAN WE PRODUCE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY? THE EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BELIEVE THE ANSWERS to these and other monumental questions will ultimately be yes. But for Ohio State s immense breadth and depth of academic programs, outstanding students, world-class scholars, and extensive research capabilities, some of today s most brilliant interdisciplinary teams would not be closer than ever to finding meaningful solutions for people in Ohio and far, far beyond. Instead, because of the talent, intellect, and ambition at Ohio State, one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation, significant progress is possible on nearly every front. Founded because Abraham Lincoln believed education could lead the nation out of its darkest days, Ohio State now provides a powerful platform, unparalleled in scope and opportunity, from which leaders emerge and change the world. The But for Ohio State campaign is a $2.5 billion fundraising endeavor that invites those who believe in Ohio State to invest in our students, our faculty, and our potential. By supporting Ohio s land-grant institution, alumni, friends, parents, and partners can help us secure educational opportunities for future generations of students and meet the enormous challenges we face as a society. Together, we will sustain an enduring tradition of scholarship, service, and pride. But for Ohio State. How would you answer? What does Ohio State mean to you?
12 What does it mean to you? The Ohio State University Foundation 1480 West Lane Avenue Columbus, Ohio P giveto.osu.edu