Entire small animal surgery team quits as mass exodus of faculty, staff continues at OSU VetMed

Continuing a debilitating mass exodus of faculty and staff that has now reached more than 70 individuals in just the past few years, the entire small animal surgical team recently quit, including the Department Head and entire nursing team.  This follows a stream of departures that has included multiple Department Heads, Teaching Hospital administrators, supervisors, … Read More

Nine hospital departments have shuttered since CVM relegated to probationary accreditation for “major deficiencies,” new Dean appointment.

Concerns are growing both inside and outside the College of Veterinary Medicine that the upcoming accreditation review by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education may go poorly as a result of the shuttering of no less than nine medical services due to an exodus of more than 50 faculty and staff in just … Read More

Years after AVMA probation & new Dean, CVM has declined further, review shows

This month marks the 6 year anniversary of CVM being relegated to probationary accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education for, among other things, “major deficiencies” in core standards that all veterinary colleges must uphold.  Next month marks the 6-year anniversary of the appointment of Dr. Carlos Risco as Dean of CVM. … Read More

CVM announces largest class ever, despite losing over 50 faculty and staff in just two years.

OSU recently announced it had matriculated its largest class ever into the College of Veterinary Medicine. Simultaneously, a mass exodus of faculty and staff has reduced its capacity to educate that class. CVM was forced to double the number of non-resident students and raise tuition revenues 22% as a result of being put on probation … Read More

“Same slides year after year, what’s the point of going to class?” Student perspectives of academics at CVM.

In an anonymous, opt-in online survey conducted April through August of this year, and in interviews, students of CVM shared their perspectives and experiences studying at the College.   Several common perspectives, both positive and negative, emerged from their responses: The good The bad Of note, the survey sub-sample of students was lower than other … Read More