Friday, February 5, 2016


Jackson, Miss.— The Jackson Zoo will be hosting a free lecture from conservationist Brian Badger from Cheetah Conservation Fund on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1:00 p.m.  
Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Brian Badger will be speaking about CCF’s work with cheetahs in Namibia. Thanks to the Jackson Zoo Conservation Committee & AAZK the Jackson Chapter, this opportunity is open to the public and free with zoo admission.
The lecture will take place in the Gertrude C. Ford Education Center at the Jackson Zoo. Unfortunately, there will not be a cheetah present, but there will be information about cheetahs and opportunity to ask questions about this species from an international expert.
The Cheetah Conservation Fund is dedicated to saving the cheetah species in the wild. The organization was founded in 1990, by Dr. Laurie Marker and has since established programs to help address threats to cheetahs in the wild. Brian Badger has been with CCF since 2012, and holds a wealth of knowledge about cheetahs, specifically in Namibia.
The Jackson Zoo encourages all interested guests to visit Sunday, Feb. 7 for this special presentation. For more information on Cheetah Conservation Fund visit: www.cheetah.org.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Endowed Fund Helps Meet AHC Needs

MSU-CVM is pleased to announce the establishment of the T. Daniel and Rona Johnson-Belser Advancing Care Fund. The fund will help address many areas of need for animals, clinicians, and veterinary students, and will be used to upgrade equipment within the Animal Health Center. The Johnson-Belser family also chose to support the CVM Advancement Fund with a gift to support the college through student scholarships, travel support, speaker support, and marketing efforts.   

T. Daniel and Rona Johnson-Belser have been long –time supporters of the MSU College of Education and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Rona Johnson-Belser graduated from the College of Education and went on to have a career in special education in Oxford, MS. The Belsers are members of the MSU Alumni Chapter in Birmingham, AL.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Small Cat Hammocks - Home or Shelter Use

The MSU-CVM Shelter Club is making cat hammock frames that will be donated to comfort shelter cats in Mississippi. In order to help the shelters be able to use them with a little more ease, the hammocks themselves will be made out of t-shirts (this is where you come in). We are asking for donations of t-shirts of any size to be used for these awesome cat hammocks.
So if you have any old (or new) t-shirts you never get to wear, we hope you'll consider giving them to this good cause. Donations will be taken through Friday, February 5th, and can be placed in the marked box by the entrance to our cafeteria. For anyone outside of the college wishing to participate, please mail donations to: Katie Timmerman, Dean's Office, 240 Wise Center Drive, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Thank you! 

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New surgical procedure shows promise for pets

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Extension Service
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A new technique developed by a Mississippi State University veterinarian may improve the long-term management of obstructive hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, in small animals by reducing the rate of surgical complications.
“A similar technique is now used in human infants because, with traditional shunt placement, they can experience a complication rate of about 35 percent within the first two years,” said Dr. Andy Shores, chief of neurosurgery at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. “In small animals, statistics show a complication rate of 25 to 50 percent for traditional shunts, and maybe even higher in very young dogs and cats that have much smaller heads. So we looked for a way to improve the procedure of removing excess fluid off the brain in puppies and kittens.”    Read more...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Jurasic Bark 2016 Open House


Mark your calendars and spread the word about this year’s MSU-CVM Open House event!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

ASPCA grant assists MSU-CVM program

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has awarded the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine a grant to support the college’s Mobile Veterinary Clinics.
The $20,000 grant will help offset some of the expenses incurred as the Mobile Veterinary Clinics travel to 20 north Mississippi animal shelters, where students spay and neuter homeless animals. The program is funded solely by grants and donations.
“This is such an important program for our students and for our community,” said Jimmy Kight, director of development at the veterinary college. “This generous grant helps cover the many operational expenses it takes to keep the program successful.”  read more...

Friday, December 4, 2015

Pet Photos with Santa

Santa will be in the Dean's Foyer at MSU-CVM tomorrow, December 5, from 9a.m. - 12p.m. Kids and pets are welcome! Photos will be $5 (cash or check only) per digital copy, and all proceeds will benefit our Vets for Vets program. 'Tis the season!