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Animal Safety Is Fun! OSU CVM Award

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
2014 Alumni Recognition Award Recipients Named

The Alumni Recognition Awards are given annually to select college alumni who have “contributed to the enhancement of the veterinary medical profession through service to the college, dedication to organized veterinary medicine or the advancement of scientific knowledge or through the contribution of their time and effort for the development of their community and the public welfare” as stated by Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society, which the nominees have to be a member of in order to be considered.

The winners are chosen by the selection committee that comprises the president-elect (chair) of the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society, three Alumni Society Board of Trustees members-at-large and one alumnus/alumna from the college faculty. Four winners were chosen for 2014, and include:
Dr. J. Michael Cornwell, DVM ‘69

OSUCVM 2014 Alumni Award

Dr. J. Michael Cornwell, currently of Beaufort South Carolina, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1969. He was nominated for the Alumni Recognition Award for his professionalism and dedication while in private practice, for teaching excellence in academia and his community outreach services. Cornwell founded the Glencoe Animal Hospital in Columbus in 1976, which was sold in 2001. He still provides advice and some training to the hospital’s employees. For many years Dr. Cornwell served as an adjunct assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as on the adjunct faculty of Columbus State Community College and Manatee Community College, and a tenured faculty member of St. Petersburg College’s School of Veterinary Technology. Prior to practicing veterinary medicine in Columbus, Dr. Cornwell was Chief of Veterinary Services at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Ohio and Bitburg Air Force Base in Germany. A significant highlight of Cornwell’s career was his development of “Animal Safety is Fun,” an animal bite prevention videotape program that he personally presented to schools and community groups. This program became an educational tool for libraries, schools and animal welfare groups and has been presented in all 50 states and seven countries.

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