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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: April 20, 2015

  1. Animal Health II - Summer Session


    ANIM SCI 3270 will be offered this summer!  The 7-week class will be taught June 15 – July 31 on T/TH from 1:50-3:55 PM in AS 210.  If you’re planning on staying in Columbus this summer, you should check it out!  This is a required course for students on the animal bioscience & veterinary technology specialization tracks.  Any other animal science major can use this course as an animal science elective.   

  2. Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Prerequisite Changes

    Those planning to apply to OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Autumn of 2015 (and beyond) should note the changes on their website. As an update to the list of changes, AGCOMM 3130 will be allowed as a substitution for COMM 2110 and ANIM SCI 3140 will be allowed as a substitution for PHYSIO 3200 for our Animal Sciences majors.

  3. Employers on Campus


    Employers on Campus is a new opportunity for students to interact with potential employers. Come to the new CFAES Student Success Center and Library in the Agricultural Administration Building and meet with employers, no appointment required. EOCs have been designed to mutually benefit students and employers by building relationships, providing career advice and more. Different employers will host office hours in the Success Center where students can have their resumes reviewed, conduct a quick mock interview or just learn more about the company.

    The following companies will be present the rest of the semester:
    ·         April 21 – 11a-2p: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

    You can view the EOCs in Hireabuckeye by logging into your student accounts. Under events, information sessions, you can search for Employers on Campus visit. You can review the company coming to campus and also RSVP if you will be attending.

  4. Freedom Paws Assistance Dogs

    Service dog

    Want to learn to train assistance dogs for those with physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities? Apply for the Freedon Paws internship for the upcoming summer! Interns will have the chance to learn daily routines for caring for the dogs, evalutation, training, and applicant and volunteer management. Interns will allowed to take a service dog home, but are not required to do so. Check out the flyer for more details.

  5. Information and Research Internship

    US Trotting Association logo

    USTA has an internship for this summer as an info/ research intern. Duties include performing tasks related to the gathering, compilation, and dissemination of racing and breeding data and providing quality assurance as it relates to the performance data transmitted to the USTA by its member tracks and other registries. This is a 100% indoor job. Please view the attachment for a full job description as well as to learn how to apply.

  6. Farm and Horticulture Internships

    Jonathan Hale Homestead

    Five internship positions are available in various farm and horticulture areas this summer. These opportunities are being offered as part of the comprehensive Western Reserve Historical Society¹s Summer 2015 internship program. This program runs from June through August, and requires attendance of Monday museum-related classes and completion of a group project in addition to position duties. For your convenience, an overview of this program as well as the specific descriptions of the Farming and Horticultural positions are attached along with a WRHS application form. These internship programs will not only provide valuable hands on experience, but also have the added benefit of exposing students to historic breeds and techniques and working within a museum/ Non Profit setting. For questions on these specific internship positions, as well as the program as a whole, please contact Hale Farm & Village Education staff at 330-666-3711 x1720, or through email at

    To apply for any of these positions, please send an application, cover letter and resume or CV to Lori Smith,

  7. Zoetis Internships


    Zoetis has opened The Intern Portal for interested juniors, seniors, and grad students. There are currently 26 positions available. Only VMRD positions are currently posted. To learn more about the positions, visit the website:select Opportunities for Students and then Learn More and View Available Opportunities.

  8. Alltech Feedlot Beef Career Development Program

    Alltech Arena

    Alltech is on the search for motivated and talented individuals to help the company continue to evolve, innovate, and deliver exceptional standards of quality and performance to the feedlot beef producers in the United States. Through May 31, Alltech will accept applications for the inaugural program. Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in agriculture, veterinary science, or a related field are ideal. Individuals who are about to graduate and can commence work by September 2015 are encouraged to apply. Please visit their website to learn more about this exciting position. 

  9. Animal Scientist Position

    Animal scientist

    A PhD level Animal Scientist position is now available at the Carrington Research and Extension Center in North Dakotah. The scientist is responsible for developing and implementing multiple simultaneous beef research projects that measure animal performance and economics. Please view the attachment for a full position description. Screening for this position will begin April 23rd.

  10. Beef Unit Manager

    North Dakota State University

    The Department of Animal Sciences at North Dakotah State University has an opening for a beef unit manager. Manager would supervise and provide associated husbandry skills in coordinating and executing research, teaching, and outreach programs associated with the Animal Sciences Department Beef Cattle Unit. A BS is required and MS is preferred. Please view the attachment for further details. Application screening will begin May 18th. 

  11. Livestock Technician

    Select Sires logo

    Select Sires. Inc. is seeking two Livestock Technicians. One work schedule is rotating days that include working some weekends and hours are 4:30 am to 1:00 pm. The second work schedule is rotating days that include working some weekends and hours are from 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Duties include providing complete care of bulls, assisting with feeding and stall management, assisting with the management of silos and related equipment, and cleaning hay and feed storage barns. Check out the attachment for futher details.

  12. Career Advancement Opportunities

    Dairy cow

    If you have an interest in Animal Agriculture and are considering a career advancement and want to network, check out the two opportunities below! Phone interviews are being held now, so please provide a resume and phone number to Chad Smith to discuss your potential interest before it’s too late!

    Territory Sales Manager (Dairy Feed Ingredients)

    This sales position will be a work-from-home role and will be responsible for covering the states of South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. This private company does have a book of business in the area and due to its growth, they are strategically looking to add another knowledgeable sales person. The main focus of this position will be to sell dairy feed ingredients directly to feed mills, consultants, etc. This person can expect to be out around 50% of nights with the amount of territory being covered. Company will provide: base salary, lucrative commission, mileage, health insurance and a 401K program!

    Dairy Technical Specialist

    This position will be responsible for supporting the regional sales rep in Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. While assisting the sales rep, this person will provide nutritional technical support to customers and large dairy producers. The majority of the time will be spent focusing on calves and lactating cows. To be effective in this role, you will routinely meet with nutritionists to discuss nutrition strategies and feeding programs.

    The right person for this role will have dairy nutrition experience and enjoy working with producers to resolve nutrition concerns. This company pays a strong base salary and offers full health, travel and retirement program! Daily travel is required and occasional overnights.

  13. Herd Manager at Oklahoma State

    Oklahoma State logo

    Oklahoma State University has an immediate opening for a herd manager position at the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center. The WSBRC herd manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the research and teaching feedlot at Oklahoma State University in cooperation with the faculty supervisor and the graduate student research coordinator. Please view the attached document for a full description. 

  14. Goat Teach and Research Facility


    UC Davis Department of Animal Science is searching for a manager of the Animal Science Goat Teaching and Research Facility. The facility houses dairy, meat and transgenic (research) goats in dry-lot pens on approximately 4 acres. The manager oversees the facility, milking system and other equipment. The ANS Goat Facility provides animals for teaching, research and outreach, not only in the Animal Science Department but for the School of Veterinary Medicine, and other campus departments/schools.  The position application can be found here.

  15. Registered Vet Tech


    Miami Acres Animal Hospital in Troy, OH is looking for a highly motivated Registered Veterinary Technician. The position will be approximately 32-40 hours a week. Applicant must have broad knowledge of animal science and husbandry and be proficient in animal restraint with compassionate nursing care skills. Basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills, able to perform clinical laboratory tests, radiography techniques, anesthesia monitoring, surgical assisting, and dental procedures are required. Applicant needs to have flexible work hours, be dependable, and prompt with a strong work ethic. Please email your resume to

  16. MS Grad School Opportunity

    Purdue University

    Purdue university is seeking a student interested in pursuing the MS degree to work on a USDA-funded project involving food allergic response in a swine model. Applicants should have interest in immunology and/or genomics and have a strong background in biological sciences (animal science, biology, pre-veterinary or pre-medical science) and able to learn and conduct laboratory procedures. The research involves the use of pig lines selected for high and low immune response, both as an agricultural species and as a model of human food allergies. The starting date is August 2015. Please contact Dr. Kola Ajuwon, Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences, at:, 765-494-4822.

  17. Ohio Pork Council Scholarships


    Applications due April 30. The Ohio Pork Council will be offering up to $9,000 in scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1000 per individual. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be actively involved in the pork industry. Children of pork industry employees, managers and contract growers are eligible.

    In honor of 42 years of service to Ohio’s pork industry, as executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council, a scholarship fund has been established to recognize Dick Isler. An annual scholarship of at least $1,000 will be awarded to college students pursuing a degree in agriculture.

    The Ohio Pork Council Women will also be offering $500 scholarships to college students in their junior year or higher.

    To obtain an application for these scholarships, please visit:
    The Ohio Pork Council is also proud to sponsor scholarships for incoming freshmen attending Ohio State ATI. Students entering ATI and pursing a degree in swine production should indicate so on their admission form, scholarships will then be issued accordingly. Additionally, the Northeast Ohio Pork Producers also provides sponsorship for scholarships to any student involved in livestock production

  18. NPFDA Scholarship

    The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association is awarding four $2,000 scholarships this year to those that qualify. All appropriate documents must be received by May 31, 2015. View the attachment for more details. 

  19. CFAES Programs

    For a complete list of CFAES programs, check here. If you have any questions about the programs that we offer contact Ms. Kelly Newlon, Agricultural Administration Bldg., Room 100. 614-688-4144

  20. University Mental Health Resources

    All OSU Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) staff were sent home to tele-commute until further notice.The CCS phone line 614-292-5766 remains available for emergency assistance 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Students can push 2 to reach a mental health counselor at any time.

    CCS has suspended onsite and in person services, including those at embedded locations, through at least May 3, 2020.  You are still able to connect with a counselor  for a 30 minute phone or video consultation using Carmen Zoom or Skype. These consultations are offered 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday in order to check in with students, problem solve, and offer support.  Students will need to share their address/location at the time of the call.

    Students can access many self-help tools that are available on the CCS website at . The CCS COVID-19 updates page linked to the website is a great resource. On that page, students will find helpful coping skills such as the mental health strategies video series. This time that can be difficult for many. All students are encouraged to check that out.

    This link also contains some great information for coping right now:

    If you encounter a suspected emergency situation with any student during this time, crisis support is available by calling CCS at 614-292-5766. If this happens with the student remotely located, please try to get as much contact information about the student such as name, phone number, OSU dot #, and address where they are currently located. If you suspect safety is at risk or compromised at that time for the student or anyone they are with, please call 9-1-1. They will help immediately regardless of where the student is physically located. After you have done one of the steps above, please let me know of the situation so that follow up contact attempts can be made with the student. Please make sure to provide me with the best way to reach you right now too.

    This is an unusual time for all of us. Please practice good self-care, social distancing, and stay safe. Additional information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at . Faculty and Staff should also remember our OSU Employee Assistance Program is still available by contacting 614-292-4700 or 800-678-6269.

    A full list of available counselors in the college can be found here

  21. CFAES Mental Health Counselor

    Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr. Wirt holds counseling sessions in Ag Admin Room 100 four days a week and is in Lincoln Tower on Wednesday. See the attached if you’re interested in making an appointment.

  22. Portfolium Resource Page

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has renewed its partnership with and will continue to provide ALL students and faculty the opportunity to create a professional, online digital portfolio. In today’s world, employers seek evidence of career-relevant skills and competencies beyond listings on a resume. Students at all levels can easily create evidence-based credentials. In other words, attaching documents, videos, audio files, graphics, coding samples and presentations help demonstrate your knowledge and abilities.

    You should have already received your Portfolium invitation with the subject: “Access your CFAES Portfolium.” The email contains a link to activate your free verified account within the CFAES network using your Ohio State credentials.  If you missed the initial email, you can also join by using the Portfolium Resource Page.

    For more information or inquires, contact Elaine Eberlin.