Tuesday, April 15, 2008

West Nile little threat to cats and dogs, but watch for these signs

Dr. Mark Russak • Special to The Clarion-Ledger • April 15, 2008

With West Nile virus spreading across the United States, many pet owners are worried about their pets getting infected. So far, most West Nile virus infections have been identified in wild birds and horses.

Although the virus can infect dogs and cats, the risk of illness is extremely low.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pruett assumes new role

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The new interim associate dean of Research and Graduate Studies at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine said he plans to continue the successful programs of his predecessor.

Click to enlarge Stephen Pruett, head of the CVM Basic Sciences Department since July, assumed his new responsibilities Feb. 25. He succeeds Jerald Ainsworth, who retired after 28 years of service.

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cedar Hill Visit

Vet students visited cedar hill cat sanctuary. For more information on Cedar Hill please visit their website at www.cedrhill.org

(Photos by Tom Thompson)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Open House 2008

Starkville Christian Acadamy first graders from left to right Jane Wang, Lilly Winton, Elise Hood, hold hands with their chaperone, Xueyan Shan, as they walk past a dolphin skeleton. They were among hundreds of school children touring CVM during the first day of the two-day event.

(Photo by Tom Thompson)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Verla Pepper, April employee of the month.

New Faces and Open Positions

Name, Title, Beginning Date of Employment

Emily West, Client Accounts Assistant, 4/1/08
Henry Outlaw, Building Maintenance Repairer II, 4/1/08
Casse Carpenter, Intermittent Worker, 3/31/08

Open Positions

Histotechnologist-Aquatic Lab, Stoneville, MS
Intern-Small Animal Shelter Medicine
Research Associate-Basic Sciences

CVM News is published weekly for the College of Veterinary Medicine. All news items should be sent to Mrs. Kim Higgason via Mail stop #9825 or P.O. Box 6100, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100; higgason@cvm.msstate.edu; or call 662-325-1326.