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Student Newsletter: September 17th, 2017

  1. AWBC Meeting

    The next AWBC meeting is Dr. Dorman coming to speak about antibiotic use and resistance on Thursday, September 22nd from 11:30-12:30 in the Cartoon Room in the union. There will be food provided!

  2. OSU CVM Food Animal Club

    Do you love cows, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, pigs, fish, or all of the above? Do you want to be a veterinarian and work with these animals for a living? If so, you need to join OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Club! Meetings are every Friday morning at 7 am in the Veterinary Medical Center auditorium to discuss all things food animal and yes, breakfast is always provided! Membership is extended to undergraduate students in hopes you will take this opportunity to get involved with the OSU School of Veterinary Medicine before applying. This is a great opportunity for to get you foot in the door, meet some wonderful clinicians, and learn about all of the opportunities available for students interested in food animal medicine. Dues for undergraduate students are $20/year and are due Sept. 29. There are still a couple of meetings for you to come see what we are all about before paying dues. If you have any questions, contact Hillary Kelly.805.

  3. Buckeye Parasitology Club

    Buckeye Parasitology Club is accepting new members! This club includes undergraduates, graduate and professional students. Anyone with an interest in parasites (veterinary or human) is welcome to join. For additional information see the OSU Student Club and Organization listing or the club bulletin board in the VMC just south of Subway.

  4. Banner Photo of the Week

    This week's photo is courtesy of Joan Galbraith!

    Have you always wanted your adorable pet to be on the front page of our weekly newsletter? Well now you have your chance!!

    Any animal can be pictured, whether that be a family pet or simply your favorite animal. Submit pictures to the editor, Caroline Cotter, any time before Sunday for the following week's newsletter.

    Parameters of the photo must be 1200 X 260. Feel free to make it seasonal or full of school spirit. Creative efforts will be appreciated and are preferred!

  5. The Vet Clinic in Worthington

    The Vet Clinic in Worthington is looking for a part time Kennel Technician on Monday evenings, Friday evenings, Saturday evenings, and Sundays (AM and PM or one of the two shifts- negotiable!) Mon, Fri, and Sat would include cleaning the hospital at the end of the day, plus caring for any pets that are boarding or hospitalized, which can include feeding, walking, medicating, or any other necessary care. Sundays would only require caring for the animals, no cleaning. The position averages 10-12 hours per week, and pay starts at $8.65 per hour. Anyone interested in the position can call at 614-885-3878 and ask for Kim, send an email expressing interest to kimvetclinic@gmail.com, or stop in to the clinic at 5617 N. High Street Worthington, OH 43085.

  6. Barn Positions Available Immediately in Columbus, OH

    IMMEDIATE INTERVIEWS

    HIRING NOW!

    Starting Pay- $11.50-$12.50/ hr

    Full Time and Part Time Positions Available

    20-25 hours per week, including weekends!

    And 30-40 hours per week, including weekends!

    Duties include but not limited to:

    • Turn Out
    • Stall Cleaning
    • Barn and Property Care
    • Exercise
    • Veterinary Care
    • Equipment Care
    • Feeding (night check, also)
    • Grooming
    • And more…

    About the farm:

    Small private family owned show horse facility. There are 10 stalls with anywhere from 6-10 horses living on the property at a time. Located in Hilliard with easy access to the freeway, Otterbein, and OSU campus!

    Qualifications:

    • Experience not required, but preferred!
    • Ability to work, learn from, and communicate well with fellow staff and supervisors.
    • Ability to work in all weather conditions (hot, cold, snow, rain, ect.)
    • Reliable transportation.
    • References must be provided.

     

    **Applicants will be exposed to veterinary care, have the opportunity to obtain leadership

    roles, and further their knowledge in horse care, handling, and training**

    **Great working student position or internship!**

    **Additional hours available during school breaks and summer!**

     

    Send inquires to: mtg@truesports.com

    614-582-3283

    Sub: Barn Position

  7. Fort Christopher's Thoroughbreds, LLC

    Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds, LLC is a modern, thoroughbred facility located just 15 minutes from historic Saratoga Racecourse. They are currently accepting applications for multiple seasonal internship opportunities including:
     
    1.) Summer/Fall Sales Prep Season (June 15th - August), (Sept/Oct program also available)
    2.) Winter/Spring Breeding Season (Jan. 15th - April/May)
     
    The internships will allow students to actively participate in all aspects of a commercial thoroughbred operation in doing so they have created a great learning environment for those students who are sincere in their desire to secure employment in the horse industry and/or pursue post baccalaureate education in veterinary studies or graduate school.
     
    All internships are paid opportunities with housing provided.
     
    As a Breeding intern, students will have exposure to the following:
    Participate in daily horse care and management (horse handling, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in foaling, foal watch, night barn checks, mucking stalls and breeding work. Reproductive management of mares and neonatal care. Develop skills in handling and training young horses. Stallion handling. Assist in breeding runs to local/regional breeding farms.
     
    As a Sales Prep intern, students will have exposure to the following:
    Participate in daily horse care and management (Develop skills in handling and training young horses, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in sales preparation which includes: conditioning the equine athlete for public sales, grooming, exercise routines involving round pen work, teaching horses posing/walking. Bloodstock/pedigree analysis and working at sales grounds during sales will be offered to qualified candidate.
     
    Interested students please contact us to arrange an interview at 518-746-1055 or visit www.fortchristophers.com.
     
  8. Full Circle Dairy Internship

    Full Circle Dairy is a commercial dairy, milking 3,000 cows on a rotary parlor in Lee, Florida. Their replacement heifer program boasts state-of-the-art automated feeders, and the primary focus is individualized calf care. To them, every calf counts!

    They are a dedicated and motivated team eager to provide real world experience to the next generation of dairy enthusiasts. Attached is a brochure containing more information, as well as an internship application.

    Contact Samantha Locke at slocke@fullcircledairy.com with any further questions.

     

     

  9. Kentucky Equine Management Internship

    Today is the day!!

    The Kentucky Equine Management Internship is accepting applications for the 2018 Spring Session!

    The deadline to apply to Spring 2018 is October 31, 2017.

    Actual dates for the course are January 8 – June 8, 2018.

    More information about the program and the application form can be found on the website.

  10. South Wind Stables Internship Opportunity

    South Wind Stables, 6390 Refugee Rd SW Pataskala, OH 43062 (just off 70 heading east) is looking for 1 or 2 interns who are interested in developing their knowledge and skill in equine management, development and care. South Wind Stables houses 18 horses, has riding trails on 60 acres, and an indoor arena of 80x200

    They have a welcoming and easy going environment that offers the intern the opportunity to become knowledgeable about and engaged in: stable management and practices from customer service viewpoint, and contracts to the financial aspects of the business. Also, the importance of stable housekeeping, working with horses of a wide variety of breeds in basic horsemanship, and dressage, show management ( schooling shows on premises June, July, Aug, Sept) In addition, as part a a well-rounded barn, there will be learning experiences with veterinary care, nutrition, pasture management, farrier, chiropractor, acupuncture, equine behavior and body language, riding, stall cleaning, grooming, client relationships. Yes, you will be cleaning stalls, but there are many other opportunities also.

    Owner/Trainer has earned USEF bronze and silver medals and is USDF “L” Graduate for dressage judge training.

    There is an immediate opening for 1 or 2 interns for flexible day/hours

    Contact for More Information Amy Rothe-Hietter (owner) (614-218-9217)

  11. BARK Seasonal Roles

    BARK is what happens when a bunch of crazy dog people turn an obsession into a profession. The office is filled with dogs barking and burping, wrassling and chirping. (And laughter. Lots of laughter!) They are looking for hard-working, dog-loving folks to join the pack and help create wonderful new ways to make dogs happy. Currently, there is an opening on the Customer Experience team. These roles are seasonal to hire so could become regular after the holidays. Check out this link if you are interested: http://bark.co/jobs/

     

  12. Program Coordinator III – Dairy Farm Manager

    The Department of Animal Science under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Program Coordinator III – Dairy Farm Manager. The Dairy Farm is a research farm working with external industry partners, vendors, and a diverse group of faculty, and approximately 40 staff and students. The ISU Dairy Farm, is a $15 million complex with an operating budget of approximately $3 million.The job posting is at: https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/28617. 

    The Dairy Farm Manager reports directly to the Animal Science Farm Director. This position is responsible for overall leadership, direction, and management of the ISU Dairy Farm, including the overall herd health and modern and effective production practices for the operation. The Dairy Farm Manager is fully accountable for developing, implementing, and meeting facility safety, quality, environment, cost, and operation plan objectives. Other responsibilities include implementing and assuring alignment with business strategies, processes, and programs to ensure compliance with ISU and regulatory requirements related to: food safety, employee safety, security, environmental, and human resource compliance. 

    This position will collaborate with faculty on a variety of unique research and teaching projects, coordinate details for scientific data collection, and establish appropriate protocols. The manager will also hire and supervise farm employees, and train undergraduate and graduate students in production and research procedures and methods such as data collection, statistical design, and analyses of experience. Further, the position will develop and analyze budgets, make modifications to maximize efficiency, and write reports and summaries relating to data and project activities.

    The successful candidate will possess a high level of business acumen in addition to agriculture knowledge in the area of animal science, veterinary science, and animal husbandry including disease management, nutrition, lactation, behavior, breeding, and genetics. They will be self-motivated and be able to work independently along with working productively in a team setting. Effective written and interpersonal communication skills are critical to effectively interact with diverse staff, faculty, and students. The candidate will have a strong ability to direct and guide employees, be detail-oriented, and possess the ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects.

    All staff members are expected to interact collegiality and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics. The incumbent must have the ability to work variable hours (depending on work load and certain periods of peak times and seasons), which will include weekends and holidays. The duties of this position require travel to different facilities/locations to carry out position responsibilities, and therefore the candidate must have access to transportation.

    Required Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 9 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.

     

     
  13. Rascal Animal Hospital

    Rascal Animal Hospital is currently seeking veterinary assistants and RVT’s to join their animal care team!!!

    The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with good communication skills who will be an asset to the team. Ability to balance and complete multiple tasks while working in a high volume, fast paced environment is a must. Applicants desiring either full or part time positions will be considered. Rascal Animal Hospital offers a fast pace work atmosphere, with advancement opportunities, and a competitive pay structure

    They are an AAHA Accredited facility that provides wellness and sick exams, surgeries, diagnostics, hospitalization and 24 hour emergency and critical care. Their mission is to provide high quality care to pets while providing affordable services in an effort to help decrease the number of euthanasias due to financial limitations and to help provide treatment options to caretakers with financial concerns

    Feel free to send resumes to Nicole Thompson, Head RVT.

  14. Full-Time Position with QTest Labs

    Position Overview: The Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) will have the primary responsibility for overseeing the animal husbandry on a day-to-day and study-to-study basis. The LAT will perform daily animal care and daily routine cleaning of labs and offices. Additionally, the LAT will perform study-specific skill sets as required. These skill sets may be, but not limited to, study room set-up, environmental logs, animal logs, shipping and handling, data collection, and quality control of data. The LAT will be trained and signed off on all aspects of the job description, as well as the GLP’s. The LAT is responsible for reading and following all pertinent SOPs related to the job description and facility.

    Essential Job Functions:

    · Husbandry for all animals in the facility, including appropriate environmental conditions.

    · Handling animals to assist in study-related activities.

    · Receiving animals per specific SOP.

    · Maintaining and reviewing accurate animal records.

    · Report any abnormal animal observations to Study Director and Attending Veterinarian in a timely manner.

    · Cleaning and maintaining facility.

    · Full Time and Part time Hours Available.

     

    Non-essential Job Functions:

    · Maintenance of front office (cleaning, organization, trash, vacuum, etc.).

     

    Requirements:

    · Physical ability to move and lift animals and cages.

    · Able to work with and handle a variety of animal species.

    · Knowledge of computers and software systems (i.e., Excel, Word, Power Point).

     

    Other Skills/Abilities:

    · Interaction with personnel, vendors, and clients.

     

    For more information, contact Jay Schmidt at jschmidt@qtestlabs.com or 614-760-0800.

  15. Available Position for Applied Dairy Nutrition Graduate Research Assistant

    A PhD and/or MS graduate research assistant position(s) is available in Dr. Jackie Boerman’s at Purdue University to pursue projects related to applied dairy cattle nutrition.

    A strong undergraduate (or Master’s degree) with a background in Animal Science, Biology or related majors is required, with some prior research experience preferred. Research will be focused on the presentation of diets impact on intake and production and/or nutritionally manipulating energy partitioning in lactating dairy cattle.

    A strong candidate will have a competitive GPA and GRE score, experience handling dairy cattle, and previous lab experience. Anticipated start date is January, 2018 and/or August, 2018.

    Please contact jboerma@purdue.edu to be considered for this position. Include in an email your interests and qualifications for the position, your resume/CV, and contact information for 3 academic/professional references. The selected student(s) will enroll in the Department of Animal Sciences graduate program at Purdue University.

  16. Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation Scholarship

    Several college scholarships are available to beef industry youth through the Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation. These scholarships are administered through the Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation in conjunction with various organizations and individuals. Applications deadlines are October 31.

    Below is the information that briefly describes the scholarships as a whole as well as the link to the website.

    Attached you will also find the application form.

  17. Female Scientists Scholarship

    Study.com is excited to share a new scholarship offered to female students pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, biology, physical science, social science, chemistry, or physics. Study.com hopes to promote both educational opportunities and achievement for women in science. The Women in Science Study.com Scholarship gives one lucky student $500 to help with their tuition.

    Applying for the Scholarship

    Students must apply by April 1, 2018, which gives you plenty of time to submit the quick and easy application. One winner will be chosen based on their free response submissions. To submit an application, visit this page.

     

     

  18. Animal Sciences Study Abroad

    Reasons to Study Abroad:

    • Earn academic credit. Any study abroad program will help you meet graduation requirements if you plan ahead.
    • Build your knowledge about animals and how different cultures care for and use them.
    • Gain cross-cultural awareness to better understand the role of the U.S. in the global animal industry.
    • Learn about people and their different perspectives.
    • Invest in yourself by showing that you value other cultures and that you are academically curious

    Short Term Opportunities:

    Spain: Human and Animal Interactions December 15-23

    Northern Germany and Netherlands: Europe (various locations) Equestrian Studies - Animal Sciences (spring 2018) March 9-18

    South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior & Welfare (summer 2018)

    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

     
  19. Towers Agricultural Honorary

    Towers Agricultural Honorary is currently accepting applications for membership for the Autumn 2017 semester. It was founded in 1952 by Allan W. Smith, in efforts to establish an organization to honor individuals in agricultural fields demonstrating high levels of scholarship, strong leadership skills, and high moral character. The Honorary is comprised of a variety of majors and backgrounds within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Any student in The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences who has completed at least three academic semesters, or any transfer student who has completed one academic semester in agriculture and is at least a first semester sophomore, has earned an accumulative point hour ratio of 3.00, and has proven himself/herself outstanding in at least one extracurricular activity is eligible for membership. Throughout the year, Towers' members are involved in a variety of group activities and events. A few of our annual events include our Induction Ceremony, quarterly Red Cross blood drives, and our Member/Mentor recognition reception.

    To apply: download and fill out the application from the CFAES website https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/node/1384 . Once completed email it to Recruitment Chair, Mikaela Disbennett at disbennett.20@osu.edu. Contact Mikaela if you have any questions and/or need more information. Applications are due Friday, October 13th, 2017.

  20. Register Now for SmartAg4.0

    Do you have the idea for the Uber of food systems? SmartAg4.0 is a competition for students who are passionate about revolutionizing the future of food systems through app design. No programming experience necessary! Student teams will create a wireframe app design and business proposal to be judged by a panel of industry leaders. Participating in SmartAg4.0 is free and students can win door prizes and gift cards for top projects. To learn more, visit https://go.osu.edu/smartag4.

  21. 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 https://ccs.osu.edu . 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:https://u.osu.edu/emotionalfitness/2020/03/12/mental-health-tips-during-covid-19-coronavirus/

    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 https://cdc.gov . Faculty and Staff should also remember our OSU Employee Assistance Program https://osuhealthplan.com 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

  22. 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.

  23. Portfolium Resource Page

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has renewed its partnership with Portfolium.com 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.

  24. Animal Sciences Career Services Site

    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. In addition, there is an option for students to submit their resume and/or cover letters for review, prior to applying for internships or going to the career expo. Check it out! https://ansci.osu.edu/undergraduate/career-services/building-resume