Community Practice, Outreach, Dentistry, and Shelter Medicine & Surgery 2020 Impact Report

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.

2020 was a challenging year, to say the least. Support from donors like you has made such an impact on our efforts and we are grateful for your enduring support. Thank you for making a gift to the Community Practice, Outreach, and Shelter Surgery & Medicine Services in 2020.

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

Thank you

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.

With Your Continued Support, We Hope To

  • In June, we will celebrate the opening of the new Frank Stanton Spectrum of Care Clinic, the new home for Community Practice service
  • Send our faculty and staff to trainings that are critical to improving patient care and student experience

Support from generous donors like you makes so much possible at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. Watch the video below to see where else donors have made a difference in the lives of animals and people.

Want more Information?

We are happy to share more information about supporting these programs. Feel free to contact The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Advancement at 614-292-3010 to learn more