Cancellation Notice: 2020 Dairy Challenge Vet - Sponsored by Merck Animal Heath

I am so deeply disappointed to share the news that our annual OSU-Zoetis Food Animal Medicine Student Symposium has been cancelled this year due to university policies over concerns of COVID-19 spread. This means that the conjoining 2020 Dairy Challenge Vet - Sponsored by Merck Animal Heath must also be cancelled. Please see forwarded message from Dr. Eric Gordon from OSU's Large Animal Services at Marysville.

Thank you all for your hard work in helping us make this event happen. Dr. Midla, we appreciate the continued support of Merck Animal Health and your dedication to ensure we have funding for this event. Ms. Kelley, thank you for the support of the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge organization. Dr. Eastridge, thank you for meeting with our DC Vet planning committee regularly and seeing that we have the correct contacts and were moving in the right direction. All of your financial support, organizational assistance, and continued guidance through the year of planning helped us to be the most prepared we have been for this event in years and we were fully prepared to execute a wonderful learning experience for students. We had over 30 students signed up to participate from multiple veterinary colleges, including several from Canada and Germany and 6 expert judges from a variety of backgrounds.

We will channel our disappointment into excitement for next year as we had made improvements to the event this year that would have helped it run even more smoothly. We look forward to requesting to host the event again next year and pick up where we left off. Thank you again and please don't hesitate to reach out with comments or questions. Be well!


Marina Sweet
The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
DVM Candidate, Class of 2022
B.S. in Agriculture | Animal Science

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