Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mobile Unit First Emergency Response

Sunday night, Drs. Carla Huston, Stanley Robertson and Phillip Bushby load mobile vet clinic with supplies in preparation to help support Mississippi pet friendly shelters and state veterinarians. The mobile clinic will be on standby in Jackson, MS in case it is needed for emergency response to victims of hurricane Gustav. This will be the Mobile Vet Clinic’s first use for emergency response.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Krista Gazzola and Friends featured in "The People's University"

Second-year veterinary student Krista Gazzola's compassion for stray animals has given more than 600 homeless dogs and cats an opportunity to escape an otherwise grim fate by placing them in homes far from the Mississippi State University campus.

Along with fellow College of Veterinary Medicine classmates Megan Caulfield of Westchester, N.Y., and Amy White of Wilmington, N.C., ...


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Research Day

A list of the student winners:

Graduate students selected for oral presentations:

Ashley Harmon Mentor: Chambers
Ashley Harris Mentor: Varela-Stokes
Syamesh Kumar Mentor: Burgess
Dusan Kunec Mentor: Burgess

The winner of the $1000 travel award was Syamesh Kumar.

Veterinary student winners:

First Claire Fellman Mentor: Mackin
Second Courtney Bruner Mentors: Lunsford and Mackin
Third Leslie Koenig Mentor: Memili

Keynote speaker for Research Day, Dr. Richard Witter (right), talks with Dr. Erdogan Memili during a break. Dr. Witter developed the first vaccine for Marek's disease, which is a virus infection of chickens that leads to development of lymphoma.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lisa Chrestman featured in "The People"s University"

Lisa Chrestman helps sick puppies and kittens at Mississippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine, working as an equivalent to a registered nurse at a hospital. She's also full-time mother and trainer to English Bulldog, TaTonka, the university's current incarnation of mascot Bully. An employee of MSU for 15 years, Chrestman's love for animals...
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Thursday, August 14, 2008

North Alabama cats own MSU veterinary graduate

Stephanie Gandy-Moody and her cat, Isabelle, demonstrate that trust works wonders when handling feline patients.

By Patti Drapala
MSU Ag Communications

MADISON, Ala. -- A dog has a master, a cat has a staff, and the felines in north Alabama have a veterinarian at their command who understands their management style. Stephanie Gandy-Moody, a 2007 graduate of Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently opened The Cat Hospital of Madison, Ala., a medical facility that caters to cats and the people they own.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Class of 2012 Enters CVM Family

Thursday Coating Ceremony

Friday COPE course

Monday, MVMA interim executive secretary, Nancy Christiansen, presents the class of 2012 with their own personalized cowbells.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Employee of the Month August

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Becky Harrison, CVM Technician in PPM who has been chosen as CVM "Employee of the Month" for August 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Check pets for ticks to avoid diseases

Dr. Mark Russak • special to The Clarion-Ledger • August 5, 2008

Ticks are nasty little insects that vary in size from pinhead- to lentil-sized and are generally dark brown in color. They are skin parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts, but unlike mosquitoes, ticks don't just bite and then go away, they bury their heads under the skin and attach themselves for many hours until they are bloated with blood and then they drop off.

Your veterinarian has a complete line of flea and tick control products that work very well for dogs and cats. I do not recommend over-the-counter products as they can be dangerous if not used correctly (especially in cats), messy and don't work as well as the products veterinarians dispense.