The Community Practice, Dentistry, and Outreach sections provide educational opportunities for our students ranging from spay and neuters at Columbus Humane to well and sick care of patients from a diverse economic spectrum.
Our Community Practice Service at the VMC provides wellness and sick care to patients, similar to veterinarians in the community.
Our Outreach Program serves the pets of underserved populations in Central Ohio. Shelter Surgery & Medicine has a unique relationship with Columbus Humane, providing vital spay and neuter training for our students.
With Your Support, in 2020 we:
- Maintained the popular Shelter Surgery & Medicine rotation for a safe and effective educational experience in live animal spay and neuter surgery during a year where the logistics of that seemed nearly impossible
- Purchased a new camera to assist in filming procedures in areas like dentistry and surgery to give students in observation a clearer look at the procedure
- During a year where adoption rates have been unusually high due to so many people working from home, we've been able to serve the Columbus area so the students are not only gaining invaluable experience but the pets and people adopting them have been helped through a difficult year as well
- We have upgraded anesthesia monitoring equipment, surgical instruments, tables, and patient warming devices at Columbus Humane
- We are constantly trying to perform and teach the safest, most practical and efficient ways of performing routine anesthesia and procedures
Anyone who has adopted or knows someone who has adopted animals from Columbus Humane within the past 15+ years has likely been a beneficiary of and a helpful cog in the wheel of this unique relationship between Ohio State's veterinary student education and homeless pets/combating domestic animal overpopulation and suffering.