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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: December 2, 2018

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  1. Living on campus next year? Apply to live in a Learning Community! College Learning Communities include CFAES (Nosker House), SUSTAINS (Scott House), and Kellogg-Moser (Houston House).

  2. Are you interested in learning more about what you can do with your animal science degree and how to best prepare yourself to be successful?  Consider taking the 1 credit hour ANIM SCI 2700 course the first 7 weeks of spring term!  Careers, finding internships and full-time positions, building a


  1. Once again our Chair, Dr. John Foltz, has shared his train sets to help decorate for the holidays. This year, both 110 Animal Science Building and 116 Plumb Hall have trains. To celebrate, we're having a friendly competition between the offices!

  2. The Processed Meats (MEATSCI 4510) class will present its final products on Wednesday, December 5, from 9:10am-11:15am in 117 Animal Science Building, to visitors who want to taste and judge the students' creations.

  3. The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership is excited to offer a new course in International Development Theory and Practice (Agricultural Communication 5170) this coming Spring Semester, taught by Dr. Mary Rodriguez.


  1. A Vet Clinic located in Worthington will be looking for a kennel technician to work Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. The shifts on Saturday and Monday would be evening only, and duties would including cleaning the hospital in addition to caring for any hospitalized or boarding pets.

  2. Windy Ridge Jerseys is seeking a summer intern for 2019. Duties would include, but are not limited to, assisting with morning milking chores, some evening milking chores, heifer and calf management, mixing total mixed ration for lactating herd, breeding, and herd health.

  3. The Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for its 2019-20 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship competition under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program.

  4. ABS-Global has two genetic internships open for summer 2019.

  5. This internship will be from May 20th, 2019 through August 2nd, 2019. This year is going to be very competitive, so keep that in mind while filling out the application.

  6. The College of Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department is looking for a clerical student assistant.

  7. Smithfield is looking to fill a hog production internship positions. This intern will be assigned to a primary location where most of their ‘hands on’ experience will take place.

  8. The Pony Express Veterinary Hospital is seeking a qualified, enthusiastic candidate to fill a part-time Equine Assistant position.   Applicants should possess the ability to manage horses of different disciplines, demonstrate excellent horse-handling skills, be familiar with equine anatomy to in

  9. Cedar Rose Stallion Station is looking for a paid intern for the 2019 breeding season, running from January through mid-July.

  10. Applications are now being accepted for the Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship at Michigan State University. As the dairies in our market area get more sophisticated, the required skills to service their needs as a nutritional consultant increase as well.

  11. The Hilmar Dairy Internship program is accepting applications now through December 10, 2018 at 5 pm PST. The internship is designed for college sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in dairy science, dairy management, animal science or vet science.

  12. Animal Medical & Emergency Hospital is looking for help with kennel work, cleaning, patient care, and assisting with client/patient visits. Their greatest needs are on weekday afternoons and weekends. They have a small, dedicated team of people who love animals and their people.

  13. Morse Road Veterinary Clinic is looking for someone to work in a small, busy vet clinic. They need someone who is good with people, and animals. They are a canine and feline only facility.

  14. Whether you’re looking for an exciting internship or a jumping-in point for a great career, Tyson Foods can help you find a future. Our College Relations and Internship teams are here to provide all the help you need to get started today charting a course for your career at Tyson.

  15. Maine Coast Heritage Trust is offering two apprenticeships at Aldermere Farm for individuals pursuing careers in agriculture. The lessons they learn go beyond the logistics of farm operations.

  16. BARK is what happens when a bunch of crazy dog people turn an obsession into a profession. Their office is filled with dogs barking and burping, wrassling and chirping. (And laughter.

  17. Stringtown Animal Hospital is looking for a Vet Assistant to join our team. Responsibilities include assisting with patient care, hospital cleaning and stocking. Good wages, great experience and a fun team to work with. Part time or full time hours possible.

  18. Diamond Creek Farm has an internship position open for summer 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for college students looking to break into the equine industry! Interns will be provided with housing, including utilities, and $400 salary per week.

  19. Cargill Animal Nutrition provides customized animal productivity solutions to commercial producers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Rather than focusing on standardized nutrition products, they create customized ingredient blends and management programs to fit each situation.

  20. The National Turkey Federation has protected and advocated for the various interests of the turkey industry since 1940.

  21. Valkyre Stud is a commercial thoroughbred operation located in Central Kentucky. They are currently seeking qualified interns to participate in their Spring educational program that will provide hands on experience in the areas of foaling, reproduction and general herd care.


  1. Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 International Livestock Congress Student Fellowships.  The International Livestock Congress (ILC), hosted by the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, is a unique global event that brings leaders from the livestock and meat industries together to di


  1. Experienced Horse Care Needed, Including Farm Manager; 2-3 positions available; ideal for couple

    Nonesuch (Versailles/Lexington), KY

  2. Nobis Agri Science, a family owned company that has established itself over 40 years as the leader in dairy nutrition, provides a portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and solutions that address nutrition requirements for better animal health and performance.

  3. ABS-Global has two genetic internships open for summer 2019.

  4. Rhinebeck Equine is the largest equine referral hospital in the Hudson Valley with board certified specialists in surgery (2), internal medicine, theriogenology, and ophthalmology. They also have a large field service team servicing horses on the farm in the region.

  5. Rhinebeck Equine is the largest equine referral hospital in the Hudson Valley with board certified specialists in surgery (2), internal medicine, theriogenology, and ophthalmology. They also have a large field service team servicing horses on the farm in the region.

  6. Arlosy Inc. is looking to fill an open position; the position will assist in milking 120 Holstein cows, feeding cows, feeding calves, and field work. Milking is done in a double 8 parallel parlor with high and low lactating groups and a sick pen.

  7. ST Genetics at South Charleston is looking for part- and full-time staff for working with dairy calves. The facility is about 35 minutes from campus. Contact Bob Hostetler at if you are interested.

  8. Washington State Universtiy is looking to hire a Dairy Operations Manager. The Dairy Farm Operations Manager is responsible for the management of the Department of Animal Sciences Dairy herd (Knott Dairy Center).

  9. Ohio Cattleman is looking to fill a position. The position requires excellent customer service and phone skills.

  10. Ohio Cattleman has a new position available. The position is responsible for all OCA internal and external communications.

  11. Fresh Mark Technical Services has a full-time senior research and development technician position available.

  12. Have you been looking for a full-time position related to the equine industry? Thoroughbred Daily News has a large list of various career postings. Check out the link here


  1. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is calling for abstracts for the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum, scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

  2. Research positions are available for undergraduate students who are interested in research in the Department of Animal Sciences.  Applicants must commit to full-time research over a 10 week period during summer 2019 and participate in the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum spring semester 2020

  3. The NAAB Doak Graduate Fellowship is a unique opportunity for individuals planning to pursue a career in the bovine genetic improvement industry to earn a Master of Science degree in bovine genetics or bovine male reproduction physiology.


  1. The Center for Latin American Studies at Ohio State is seeking undergraduate applications for their Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program.

  2. Animal Science majors, this is your calling! Study abroad for 10 days in May 2019. Don't let finances keep you from applying, departmental and college scholarships are available!


  1. On January 7-9 Certified Angus Beef LLC will host the annual Youth Beef Leaders seminar at our Culinary Center at the CAB headquarters in Wooster, Ohio.

  2. AMSA is excited to once again partner with Tyson Foods to host the 3rd Annual Beyond Fresh Meats Short Course in Springdale, AR.

  3. HOSA-Future Health Professionals at The Ohio State University is a great way for students to network and compete internationally in their chosen field of study.  HOSA is an established international organization that empowers students through leadership in the global health community.

  4. The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) launched the Infectious Diseases Student Community of Practice and Engagement (ID SCOPE) in partnership with the Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, a center within the Glenn College.

  5. Shades Club is always looking to recruit new members! The purpose of Shades of Animal Sciences is to provide networking opportunities for multicultural students with a wide variety of interests, while focusing mainly on animals through education and service.

  6. Do you enjoy sharing your passion for Ohio State with others? Would you be willing to show high school students what it is like to be a Buckeye? The "Experience OSU for a Day" (EOFD) Program allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like.

  7. Towers Agricultural Honorary was founded in 1952 by Allan W.

  8. At A.P.E.S. (American Primate Educational Sanctuary) volunteers take on a role similar to that of a keeper in a zoo. They clean the cages, prepare meals, do dishes, prepare enrichment, and other upkeep that may need done.

  9. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is hoping to share some of their volunteer opportunities with students and faculty. They have a variety of projects available and would love some new volunteers!


  1. 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.

  2. Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr.

  3. Ohio State has switched to Handshake - a modern career development platform for students to explore career employment, internships and other opportunities, based on their interests, major and skills.

  4. 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

  5. Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network.

  6. The Career Services page on the departmental site has been redeveloped to hopefully make it more user-friendly. Check out helpful resources for building a resume, writing cover letters and more. There are resume templates that can be used to create a resume in case you don’t know where to start

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