Congratulations to Ronna Wood, who has recently been accepted into The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program!
Ronna, a Registered Veterinary Technician and member of the CFAH Animal Care Staff, has worked in the Center for Food Animal Health supporting our research for 9.5 years. During her time here she has managed the Gnotobiotic Research Facility and Swine Barn, all while providing excellent animal care and veterinary expertise.
Each year the College of Veterinary Medicine admits 165 new veterinary students. Due to the number of applicants exceeding the number of spaces available, the College utilizes selective admissions procedures. Ronna was chosen from a highly competitive applicant pool due to her motivation and commitment to the profession, character, communication and interpersonal skills, leadership ability, animal exposure and knowledge of the profession. She will start her Veterinary School journey in the Fall 2023 Semester, we wish her all the best as she prepares for this wonderful and hard-earned opportunity!
The Ohio State University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) is a rigorous four-year professional program preceded by three to four years of pre-professional study. The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree educates students in the broad field of veterinary medicine, encourages critical and analytical thinking, and prepares students for lifelong learning and professional growth. Ranked 4th among the 32 veterinary colleges in North America, the College of Veterinary Medicine boasts the country’s largest Veterinary Medical Center with a Clinical Trials Office that provides our patients with the latest treatments available. From global health programs to basic cancer research, the college focuses on a “One Health” approach that combines animal health issues with human health concerns and environmental impact to create a healthier world. The program is accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the accrediting body for colleges of veterinary medicine.