Wednesday, June 8, 2016

World-Class Research in Animal and Public Health

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, or CVM, conducts world-class research in animal and public health, provides high-quality learning experiences, and cutting-edge medical care. CVM has three departments: Pathobiology and Population Medicine, Clinical Sciences, and Basic Sciences. The Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine develops resources for professionals engaged in farm animal production, while the Department of Basic Sciences covers an array of scientific disciplines that can be applied to the study of animals. The Department of Clinical Sciences focuses on primary, secondary, and tertiary veterinary care. The College also houses a diagnostic laboratory system, the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, and offers clinical services and patient care. Students can obtain master and doctoral degrees in veterinary medicine and a doctoral degree in environmental toxicology.
While all CVM departments work closely with scientists in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, this issue of MAFES Discovers highlights the work of Dr. David Smith, the Mikell and Mary Cheek Hall Davis Endowed Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine. His research focuses on beef cattle production. In his work, he hopes to stay ahead of the curve, solving relevant, real-world problems that have a direct effect on food safety for consumers; that improve the health and well-being of cattle, and advance the economic well-being of veterinarians and cattle producers alike. He also works to help students learn and grow as researchers and practitioners.  Read More...

MSU grads love careers as veterinary technicians



STARKVILLE, Miss. -- When Brittany Storey of Terry, Mississippi, was searching for a major, she felt a little like Goldilocks -- she couldn’t find the career path that felt “just right.”
Although she loved animals and wanted a career in biology, she did not see herself as a veterinarian. She spoke with different department heads, but she could not picture herself in a career in agriculture or human medicine, either.
Finally, she discovered a new program at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine for veterinary medical technicians, and after spending some time shadowing Lisa Pritchard and other VMTs at MSU-CVM, decided the program was the perfect fit.
Storey graduated in 2013 and currently works at Memphis Veterinary Specialists as a licensed veterinary medical technician.
“I am very pleased with my career decision...Read More

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sisters show promise for the future of agriculture

Jessica and Rachel Wilson
(Photo by MSU Extension Service/Kevin Hudson)
By Ms. Brittany Claire Jacks, Student Worker, Agricultural Communications

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- As children, Jessica and Rachel Wilson of Rankin County began working with animals, and now the sisters plan to devote their careers to this vocation after earning veterinary medicine degrees from Mississippi State University.
Jessica received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal and dairy sciences in May 2014 and is currently working on her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Rachel graduated in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in animal and dairy sciences, and she plans to enter the veterinary college in June.
“I remember always being around animals,” Jessica said. “Whether it was helping my grandmother in her chicken houses; caring for our horses, cattle and sheep; or playing with various pets ranging from pot-bellied pigs to cats and dogs, animals have always played an integral part in our lives.” Read More..

Friday, May 13, 2016

Zacharias Awards honor dozen MSU staff members for campus service

Congratulations to MSU-CVM's Terri Snead on receiving a Donald W. Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award! 
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Twelve Mississippi State employees are 2016 selections for Donald W. Zacharias Distinguished Staff Awards.
The honors are a memorial to the university’s 15th president in whose 1985-97 administration the annual Staff Appreciation Day and the accompanying awards program were established.
The recognition program is organized by the MSU Staff Council and is a part of the university’s Staff Appreciation Day activities held Friday [May 13].  read more...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Theriogeneology society honors MSU professor

News Writer
Agricultural Communications
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The American College of Theriogenologists has presented its highest honor to a professor in the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Richard Hopper received the 2016 Theriogenologist of the Year award, the ACT recently announced. Hopper is a professor in the CVM’s Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine. The award recognizes theriogenologists for their contributions to the discipline of veterinary medicine focusing on reproduction.
Hopper is among many members in the ACT who promote animal well-being, reproductive health and responsible breeding practices. He has nearly 40 years of professional career service in reproductive veterinary medicine, having joined the MSU faculty in 1993 after 15 years of operating his own practice.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Congratulations Class of 2016

Photos available @ CVM Photo Services



Awards ceremony for graduating class of 2016  in CVM main auditorium.

After graduation, class of 2016 in front of Lee Hall, Bettersworth auditorium. 


Photos of these events are available @ CVM Photo Services

Scholarship Breakfast

DVM 2016 Awards Ceremony

DVM 2016 Graduation

DVM 2016 with Bully-Jak

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

MSU seeks to work with dog owners

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites dog owners to enroll their pets in a new study.
In cooperation with local veterinarians, this research initiative is designed to develop practical and cost-effective methods of managing chronic diarrhea, a common condition in dogs.

Chronic diarrhea can be difficult for pet owners to manage, and community veterinarians often have to refer dogs to specialty centers, such as the MSU veterinary college, for care if commonly used treatments do not work.
“We want to alleviate the cost and length of treatment by giving local community veterinarians the tools... read more