Thursday, February 23, 2017

Graduate student represents MSU in regional Three Minute Thesis competition

Contact: Sasha Steinberg
STARKVILLE, Miss.— A graduate student in Mississippi State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is competing March 4-5 in the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Three Minute Thesis Regional Finals in Annapolis, Maryland.
Caitlin J. Wenzel, a master’s student studying veterinary medical science, was named Grand Champion of MSU’s fourth annual Three Minute Thesis Competition last November. Her research talk, “Magnesium Sulfate: A Rescue for Horse & Human Asthmatics,” earned a $1,000 prize.
Originally from Marinette, Wisconsin, Wenzel also is an MSU animal and dairy sciences bachelor’s graduate.
Based on her research findings, Wenzel concluded that “magnesium sulfate is effective as a monotherapy, and there is strong rationale for its implementation into the emergency asthma therapies and treatments for both horse and human asthmatics.”  read more...

Monday, February 20, 2017

MSU College of Veterinary Medicine researchers complete canine shelter population survey
Photo by Tom Thompson-CVM Coordinator of Photographic Services
Contact: James Carskadon
STARKVILLE, Miss.—A recently completed study by two researchers in Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine brings American animal shelter canine populations into sharper focus.
The study by CVM faculty members Kimberly Woodruff and David R. Smith uses survey and capture/re-capture methodology to estimate the number of dogs in U.S. animal shelters, adoption rates, transfer rates and euthanasia rates. The researchers found that commonly cited figures underestimate the quantity taken in by shelters every year and overestimate the number of dogs those shelters euthanize. Woodruff, who leads the College of Veterinary Medicine’s shelter medicine program, said the study’s goal was to put quality science behind shelter population estimates.  read more...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Batesville student named MSU’s first Gates Cambridge Scholar
“Under the mentorship of Dr. Wan and various collaborators from the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, I have been able to help answer pertinent questions related to bovine influenza D virus, which was discovered in 2011,” said Ferguson. His research endeavors and trainings have been supported by the National Institutes of Health.  Read more...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Open House 2017

Our Open House allows prospective students as well as anyone interested in touring the facility to learn more about Veterinary Medicine.  Dates for Open House 2017 will be Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Click here for more information and registration for large groups.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Honoring Dr. Linda Pote

Dr. Linda M. Pote served the CVM for 30 years as a professor in the Department of Basic Sciences. She retired as Professor Emerita. On September 26, 2016, at the age of 63, Dr. Pote passed away at her home in Starkville. As a memorial to Linda, friends and family would like to plant a tree on the grounds of the Wise Center. The memorial tree will be planted near the Gingko tree planted in memory of Hannah Pote, Linda and Jonathan Pote’s daughter. The cost for establishing this long-lasting memorial is $5,750. Gifts for memorial trees cover the cost of the tree, a metal plaque and care for the tree during the first year of growth. The gift also provides for replanting and replacement of the tree over time. To contribute to this special memorial, gifts can be mailed to the CVM Office of Development, P.O Box 6100, MS State, MS 39762. Checks should be made payable to the MSU Foundation and on the memo line of your check, indicate that your contribution is for the Linda Pote Memorial Tree Fund-403052. You can also make a gift at
What a fitting way to recognize and honor Linda’s important professional accomplishments and her positive impact on the lives of many students, colleagues and friends!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

International training: MSU veterinary faculty teach epidemiology in China
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Two Mississippi State professors in the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine are reaching out to students around the world who want to learn about their specialized field of epidemiology.
Drs. David R. Smith and Robert W. Wills recently traveled to China to teach a two-week, two-credit-hour course funded by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
“There is a need for training Chinese veterinarians in epidemiology,” Smith said. Epidemiology is the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the sources and cause of epidemics of infectious disease. It’s also commonly referred to as studying “herd health.” read more...

Monday, December 12, 2016

Envoys give CVM it's hospitality.

Special Thanks to our envoys for the 2016-2017 year.
Front Row (L to R):  Megan Violand, Kelsey Traylor, Skyler Hensarling , Kristen Frank, and Samantha Hughes.
Second Row (L to R):  Blair Bennett, Erin Close, Katy Carrier
Third Row (L to R):  Austin Whitmon, Alex Shealy, James Yates, Robert Stenger, LaDarrius Battee, Wil Moorhead